Langolf appointed to Michigan Funeral Directors’Executive board

At the 2018 Michigan Funeral Directors Association (MFDA) Annual Meeting in Mt. Pleasant on April 17, Roy Langolf, owner of Village Funeral Home, Langolf, Roy135 South St., Ortonville, was elected to the position of MFDA Recording Secretary. Langolf will move through the successive offices of MFDA Vice-President/Treasurer, President-Elect and ultimately President in 2021.
Langolf previously held the position of MFDA District Director and was also recognized at the annual meeting for his six years of valuable contributions to his funeral service colleagues as a member of the MFDA Board of Directors.
“It truly is an honor and privilege to be selected by my colleagues,” said Langolf. “This journey gives me the opportunity to give back to a profession that has been very good to me. This will allow me to gain vast knowledge from so many people on a national level. I am very humbled by so many that have supported me over the last six years and will continue to support me in the future, as this will be a seven year commitment.”
Langolf is a past president of MFDA District 6, covering Macomb, Oakland and St. Clair counties and is also a member and past president of Waterford Breakfast Optimist Club; a member of Ortonville Lions Club and actively involved in his community.
Founded in 1880, the Michigan Funeral Directors Association is the nation’s oldest organization of funeral professionals. The MFDA currently represents roughly 1,300 funeral directors serving 650 funeral homes statewide, representing over three-quarters of all mortuary science licensees in Michigan.
He began his career in 1978, working at Pollock-Randall Funeral Home in Port Huron, where he served his apprenticeship under the late David Randall. A 1981 graduate of Wayne State University Department of Mortuary Science, Langolf received his license in mortuary science that same year. He worked 21 years with the Coats Family Funeral Homes in Waterford and Clarkston. In 2008, he and Heather Coats purchased the former Sherman-Wilk Funeral Home in Ortonville. In 2016, Heather Coats retired and making Langolf sole owner of Village Funeral Home, formerly Coats Village Funeral Home in Ortonville.