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January 2024 Member Spotlight

Matthew Myrhum

This month's Member Spotlight shines on our esteemed WFDA President, Matthew Myrhum. Hailing from West Bend, WI, Matthew's journey into the funeral service was a natural choice, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. His dedication led him to pursue Mortuary Sciences at MATC- West Allis, where he graduated in 2003 as the valedictorian after three years of college.

From as early as six years old, Matthew felt a calling to the funeral service. Witnessing the profound impact his father had on the community and receiving expressions of gratitude for his compassion, patience, and assistance during difficult times inspired Matthew to make this his life's work. For Matthew, the beauty of the funeral industry lies in connecting with diverse families, providing comfort, and weaving their unique stories into each service. The most rewarding aspect, he notes, is witnessing the subtle shift in a family's grief after a service. Running into families years later, who still appreciate the compassion and attention to detail he invested in his work, brings him immense joy.

Beyond his role as a funeral director, Matthew takes great pleasure in mentoring his staff as they navigate their paths in the industry. He firmly believes in the significance of excellent mentors, recognizing their pivotal role in contributing to his success today.

Matthew's connection with the WFDA predates his presidency. With a father and brother-in-law as former WFDA Presidents he was attending conventions from a young age. Thus, he values the networking events and connections at both local and state levels that the WFDA fosters. As president, Matthew is particularly passionate about the legislative side, identifying and addressing ideas that need attention in the legislative process.

Outside of his funeral director role, Matthew is a family man, married with six children – three girls and three boys, a real-life Brady Bunch. When not working, he enjoys golfing, skiing, camping, and traveling. Matthew also finds fulfillment in giving back to his community, volunteering at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, and any other way he can contribute. If he was not a funeral director, he'd be a teacher, a pastor, or a firefighter. His dedication to service extends beyond his profession, reflecting a warm-hearted commitment to making a positive impact wherever he goes.


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