Our Staff


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Stacy Pickerign

Stacy Pickerign

Owner/Funeral Director

Stacy (Parker) Pickerign grew up in Eagan, Minnesota and is a graduate of Eagan High School. She attended the University of Minnesota, earning a B.S. degree in Mortuary Science.

She has been employed as a funeral director at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services since June, 1999, and in January 2012 purchased the business.

Stacy has been an active member in the Chippewa Falls community. Her involvement includes being a charter member of the Chippewa County Grief Guidance Team, attending Chippewa Valley Bible Church, and volunteering and attending many community events.

She and her husband Kirt have two active boys. As a family, they enjoy traveling and camping.

Stacy is proud to be a part of the hardworking, well respected and professional staff at Pederson-Volker.

Email: office@pedersonvolker.com


Bill Volker

Bill Volker

Funeral Director

Bill was born and raised in Chippewa Falls and graduated from Chi-Hi in 1962. He attended Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI for two years before transferring to Marquette University in Milwaukee. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette in 1968 and his Mortuary Science degree from Milwaukee Technical College in 1972. Bill served his apprenticeship at Schmidt and Bartelt Funeral Home in Milwaukee and continued working there for five years.

In 1973, Bill returned to his hometown to work with Arnie Pederson at Hogseth-Pederson Funeral Chapel. He purchased the funeral home from Mr. Pederson in 1978.

Bill has been actively involved in many community organizations and boards in Chippewa Falls: Lions Club, the YMCA, a founding member of the Community Foundation of Chippewa County, Friends of St. Joseph's Hospital, BID (Business Improvement District) Board, Elks Club, and the Masonic Lodge.

Email: office@pedersonvolker.com


Lucas Lucier

Lucas Lucier

Funeral Director

Luke grew up in Walhalla/Cavalier ND. He attended Jamestown College graduating with a degree in Health and Physical Education. He was a member of their wrestling team, serving as the team captain. He volunteered much of his free time with youth athletics and sports management at the YMCA in Jamestown, ND.

In 2003, Luke moved to Minneapolis and attended the Univ. of MN, graduating with a degree in Mortuary Science. In 2009, Luke and his wife, Dana moved to the Chippewa Valley. Together they have two sons, Riggins and Isaac, and reside in Lake Hallie.

Luke spends many nights and weekends playing softball, boating, riding motorcycle, but most of all, he cherishes his time spent with his family and friends. Luke, is a member of the Eagles Club in Lake Hallie, where he currently serves as a the vice president. He and his family attend Central Lutheran Church.

Email: office@pedersonvolker.com


Dana Lucier

Dana Lucier

Funeral Director

Dana grew up in Wittenberg, Wisconsin. In 1999, she moved to Minneapolis and attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a degree in Mortuary Science. Dana worked in Minneapolis for 6 years before moving back to Wisconsin with her husband, Luke. Together they have two sons, Riggins and Isaac, and reside in Lake Hallie.

In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, attending sporting events, jogging, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Dana is a member of the Eagle’s Club in Hallie and attends Central Lutheran Church.

Email: office@pedersonvolker.com


Jim Wischnewski

Jim Wischnewski

Professional Assistant

Jim was born in 1943 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Marie and Ralph Wischnewski, where he and his brother, Gary, grew up. Jim graduated from L. P. Goodrich Senior High School in Fond du Lac and received a B.S. Degree from UW-Oshkosh.

Jim and his wife, Lou Ann, moved to Chippewa Falls in 1977 and have been involved in many community activities since that time. Jim was Executive Director of the Chippewa YMCA from 1980 to 2005.

They have two daughters, Erica and Shauna (Bryan) and four grandchildren, Morgan, Ingrid, Griffin, and Elyse.

Jim became an Ambassador at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services in January, 2007.


Donald Bathke

Donald Bathke

Professional Assistant

Donald has been a resident of the Chippewa Falls area since he was born. He grew up in the township of Eagle Point and attended Eagleton State Grade School, graduating from Chippewa Falls High School. For 25 years, Don worked on the maintenance crew for Extrusion Dies in Chippewa Falls.

Don's wife, Sherry Ann (Riedel) passed away in 2005. He has three daughters, Carol, Jean, and Jane and three grandchildren, Briahna, Colton, and Keelie.

During his free time, Don likes to fish. He also is an avid collector of toy farm machinery and keeps busy doing odd jobs for his friends. He is a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagleton and has been the sexton for Eagleton Cemetery for many years.


Wayne Steinmetz

Wayne Steinmetz

Professional Assistant

Born and raised in Chippewa Falls. Graduated from Chi-Hi in 1971. He attended UW-LaCrosse and Northern Michigan University, graduating in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education.

Wayne Enlisted in the USAF in 1973. He trained as a Bombing & Navigation System Tech. Wayne was selected for Officer’s Training School in 1982 and commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. He completed training as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer for B-52 and B-1 Bombers. Wayne served at Strategic Air Command Bases in Michigan, California, Quam, and Texas. He retired from the USAF as a Captain in 1994.

Wayne then returned to Chippewa Falls in 1994 and managed the Logistics and customer relations efforts at XMI Neckwear from 1994 until 2010. He is a member of Central Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls where he served on the church council for 6 years and as a youth ministry guide for 15 years. He is also a member of the American Legion Post #77 and the Military Officers Association.

Wayne has two children, John (Jaemie) Steinmetz of Dallas, Texas and Jacque (Cutler) Gist of Midland, Texas. He has five grandchildren, John David  and Stiles Steinmetz, Thatcher Mercer and Mabel Gist.


Steven D. Parker

Steven D. Parker

Professional Assistant

Steve Parker grew up in Eagan, MN and graduated from Rosemount High School. He and his wife, Vicki recently made the move from the Twin Cities to Chippewa Falls.

Steve recently left his career at DuAll Services in Columbia Heights, MN as Regional Area Manager to begin a career in the funeral business.

Steve and Vicki have four adult children, Ben (Jeanelle) Jones, Maxwell Jones, Tony Parker and Courtney (Tom) McDowall, and three grandchildren, Hayden, Jemma, and Bennett. He is excited to be working with the personable staff at Pederson-Volker.


Suz Hebert-Flanagan

Suz Hebert-Flanagan

Professional Assistant

Suz Hebert-Flanagan was born and raised in Chippewa Falls and is married to John Flanagan. She graduated from McDonell High School in Chippewa Falls and then from UW Oshkosh.

Suz is a 3rd generation member of Notre Dame Parish in Chippewa Falls. She retired in May 2012 following 20 years as a Department Head for Chippewa County.

Suz joined the staff of Pederson-Volker in 2014 and is pleased to be of service as an assistant.


Lynn Elbert

Lynn Elbert

Professional Assistant

Lynn was born and raised in Chippewa Falls. She graduated from Chi Hi and then earned a bachelors degree in education from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. Later she earned her masters degree in education from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Lynn taught in the Stanley / Boyd School District for five years, and in the Chippewa Falls School District for 28 years before retiring.

Lynn and Steve have three adult children; Andrew(Katrina), Jacob and Zachary(Claire) Elbert. They have three grandchildren. Gabriella, Jeremiah and Adelynn.

In her spare time Lynn loves to spend time with family and friends.  She loves to camp, fish, bake, read and walk.


Abbie Pickerign

Abbie Pickerign

Mortuary Science Student

Abbie Pickerign grew up in Cornell, WI and graduated from Cornell High School. She is currently attending Minnesota State University, Mankato with a major in Biology, emphasizing in Mortuary Science. She will attend the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2019.

In her free time she plays lacrosse for Minnesota State University and enjoys traveling and being with her family and friends.


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