Cecil was born in Blackhawk Co. and has lived in Iowa his whole life. He used to reside in Texas in the wintertime. He was happily married for 65 years to Betty Ann. She was a farm girl from south of Hudson. They have 3 children, plenty of grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. Cecil worked in the Earth Moving and Soil Conservation for 12 years and then went into farming. They farmed east of Waterloo for 28 years. Some of his hobbies are traveling and photography. Cecil also wrote his own book called “Be Still”. If you are looking for a new book to read, check with Cecil on his fiction novel!