Birth: October 12, 1935, Dubuque. Parents: Fred and Gertrude Ertl. Education: Attended Loras Academy and Loras College. Spouse: Helen Blum, 1958. Children: 2 daughters: Jane and Julie; 1 son: Donald. Grandchildren: 4. Activities: Founder and CEO of Scale Models and Dyersville Die Cast. Former board member: Western Dubuque School Board; Iowa Association of School Boards; Progress, Inc.; St. Francis Cemetery; St. Francis Circle; Dyersville Golf and Country Club; Dubuque County Assessors Board; Dubuque County Compensation Board; and Beckman Endowment Fund. Chair, Boy Scouts Fund Drive. Member: St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Knights of Columbus, Lions, Northeast Iowa Antique Tractor Association, Dubuque Antique Car Club, Hawkeye Antique Tractor Association, Society of Die Cast Engineers, and Farm Bureau. Alternate delegate, 1992 Republican National Convention. Term: First.