Graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, IA in 1965
with a BS in BA. Married Kathie in 1964 (junior year) and
she is still beside me even after 43 years! I started out
as a retailer in a large department store in Dayton, OH, then
on to J C Penney's for 5+ years in different locations. I
got into the life insurance business which got me transferred
to Kansas City in 1975. Here we raised two daughters and they,
their husbands and our 3 grandchildren all live close by.
We became active in the community and the Methodist Church
(still there, 33 years). Life has been very good to Kathie
and me. We are blessed far more than certainly I deserve.
We enjoy many friends and serve in many capacities in the
community and the church.
Business wise I am a Financial Planner in a local firm here
in KC. In Jan. 07 I began a buyout of my business that will
take place over a 5 year period. I am still very active in
the business as I have built many personal relationships with
Kathie and I have been fortunate enough to have traveled a
fair amount to some fun places and through Rotary have had
people from more than a dozen countries stay with us over
the years. Business, Church, Community and family together
take up just about every waking minute. I play lots of golf,
like to travel and ride my Harley!
I am hopeful that we will soon be in a position to participate
in one of the 60's gatherings.