He was born in Gary, IN and provided 36 years of civil & structural engineering design services in 13 states. He spent 3 years in the Army after high school & received 2 purple hearts in Korea. Afterwards he pursued his professional engineering by studying & receiving a B.S, in Civil Engineering followed by becoming a licensed registered Engineer in Indiana & Florida. He was a long time member of the “American Society of Civil Engineers”. He was predeceased by his loving wife Dorothy – a blessed togetherness for 52 years & survived by 2 professional sons Jeffery & Steven; sister Alice Karsten; 2 grandchildren Heather & Savanah; 1 great-grandchild Oliver; & Steven’s wife Kim. There will be a graveside service at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell on January 4th, 2020 at 11:30AM.