State Rep. Rodney Wakeman was first elected to serve the 94th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2018. The 94th District encompasses part of Saginaw County, including the city of Frankenmuth and the townships of Blumfield, Frankenmuth, Albee, Taymouth, Birch Run, St. Charles, Swan Creek, Thomas, Saginaw and Tittabawassee.



Rodney is a 1988 graduate of Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science and is Detroit Board-certified by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards.


Wakeman is co-owner of Wakeman Funeral Home, a 107-year-old family business.


Rodney was appointed in 2011 and 2015 by Governor Snyder to the State Licensing Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science and served as chair from 2015 to 2018. Rodney is also president of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association and has served on the leadership board in various capacities for 25 years. He is a member of Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science Advisory Committee, president of Valley Lutheran High School Foundation, former chairman VLHS Alumni Association Scholarship Committee and a former member of LEAP Implementation Team to advance Lutheran education.