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WFDA Announces Newly Elected Executive Board Officers

July 20, 2022 9:47 AM | WFDA (Administrator)

MADISON, WI – Steve Lazarczyk, Matthew Myrhum, James Klemmer, and Joel Walters have been newly elected to provide vision and leadership in the coming year on the Wisconsin Funeral Directors  Association (WFDA) Executive Board of Directors.  

Steve Lazarczyk will serve as Board President for the 2022-2023 year. Steve is a licensed funeral director and owner of Lazarczyk Family Funeral Homes in Lake Geneva and Delavan. He has served on the WFDA Executive Board for three years, previously serving as Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and President-Elect. 

Matthew Myrhum will serve as President-Elect, moving into the role of Board President in the 2023-2024 year. Matthew is a licensed funeral director and owner of Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home in West Bend. He has been on the WFDA Executive Board for two years previously serving as Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President.  

James Klemmer will serve as Vice President after serving one year as the Secretary/Treasurer for the  WFDA Executive Board. James is licensed funeral director of Heritage Funeral Home in Milwaukee. 

Joel Walters will serve his first term on the WFDA Executive Board as Secretary/Treasurer. He  previously served on the WFDA Board of Directors as the Fox River Valley District Representative. Joel is a licensed funeral director of Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home in Seymour. 

James Wolfe has moved from WFDA Board President to the Immediate Past President position  for the association. He has served on the WFDA Executive Board for four years as Secretary/Treasurer,  Vice President, President-Elect and President. James is a licensed funeral director and owner of Apfel Wolfe Funeral Home in Janesville.


Founded in 1881, The Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association (WFDA) is the largest state trade  association assisting funeral service professionals in Wisconsin. WFDA supports members with funeral  service news and resources, continuing education, legislative advocacy, and access to a network of professionals to help them better serve their communities. 

Link to the official Press Release


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