Born in Tuscola Jarman Hospital on 8/3 l/43 Grew up on home farm 4 mile east of Arcola where I currently
reside with my wife of 45 years, Jane (Blagg). We have 2 children; Son, Craig,
who has 4 children and Daughter, Deanna, who also has 4 children. Attended the Arcola schools, then went to U
of I, graduating in í65 with a degree in Ag Science. Farmed for 42 years in the
Arcola area and I am presently semióretired still representing Pioneer Hi-Bred
Int'l, as I have for the last 36 years and doing some light hauling to keep me
out of Janeís way.
I have been a member of the Walnut Grove Christian Church
since my marriage to Jane in í65. I have been a deacon and later, an elder
through the present. Still teach various Sunday School and Small Group studies.
Was a member of the Arcola School Board for 12Ĺ years and served 2 years as its president. I served for 35
years on 3 different Douglas County Drainage Boards. I am presently serving on
the Douglas County Board and am itís Vice-Chairman.