I was born and raised in “Nordest” Minneapolis, the fourth of fourteen siblings. My earliest singing challenge was learning Latin in the Catholic mass. Beverly (My dear wife of almost seventy years) and I are most proud of our five “kids”, seven grandkids & 3 great-grandkids. Throughout our family-raising time, I spent many an hour in church choirs (now Protestant) and amateur stage productions. More recently, with the Commodores Barbershop Chorus and Mannerchor German chorus. And now- I’m excited and honored to be part of this gifted ensemble.