Born and raised on a farm near Decorah, Iowa, Wilbur graduated with a degree in Farm Operations from Iowa State University. He served in the military as a Hawk Missile radar operator and was employed in retail sales and retail sales management for most of his career.
Wilbur is a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, Minnesota and is currently serving on Church Council as treasurer and is on the Property and Finance committees. Has been volunteering with Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity for many years; was co-chair of the St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity building project and is on the CMHFH construction committee. Wilbur is serving on the Board of Western Stearns County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in the position of Treasurer.
Wilbur enjoys photography, travel with his wife, spending time with his two daughters and son-in-law and getting together with friends and family.