July 31, 2013
Recently I went to Walt Kofski’s funeral. Walt was the president of the MNCPA in 1964-65 and was our oldest living past chair. Walt would have turned 95 in September. I got to know him when we started to have past chair get-togethers several years ago and his son John would bring him to the events. Walt was a delight to talk to and he had a great sense of humor. At the visitation, John had put out for viewing Walt’s original CPA certificate from Minnesota, his Life Membership Award from the MNCPA, one of his early 10 key calculators, and an early accounting textbook that he had kept.
Attending Walt’s funeral made me think other MNCPA leaders that I have been privileged to know. Rholan Larson was chair in 1970-71 and he passed on in 2011 after a long and distinguished career. Currently we have 36 living past chairs.
Finding time to dedicate to serving your profession is not always easy. The MNCPA has been very fortunate that so many talented CPAs have stepped forward to lead our board of directors with dedication and strength.
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