He was a Contractor and cabinet "maker.
Served in World War II in Patton''s 3rd army, 4th Armored Division, 22nd Field Artillery. Survived by: wife- Ermina E Held (nee Wynn) of Hillsboro Missouri, son-Michael J.(Belinka) Held of Hillsboro Missouri, son- Arlon G. (Ginny) Held Of Belgrade Missouri, daughter- Mary Ann (Bob) Rudy of Crystal City Missouri, Matthew J. Held of Hillsboro Missouri, sister- Hermina Warnecke of Pevely Missouri and 8 grandchildren Gabriel Whaley,Joseph Schott, Brandie (Jim) Tieken, Bernadette Held, Elissa (Jim) Bradford, Luke Held, Celia Held and Bjorn (Julia) Held and 8 great grandchildren, Austin, Marissa, Paige, Tyler, Ayden, Alivia, Brianna and Bryce and his dog Blitz.