Hemer Funeral Service is the 3rd oldest continuously functioning business in Medford. The Medford and Rib Lake areas have come to expect what other communities look for and that is the professional and caring attitude displayed by the personnel at the Hemer Funeral Service.
Jeffrey, a fourth generation funeral director, joined Hemer Funeral Service in July of 1980 after completing his education. Raised and educated in Medford, he attended UW- Eau Claire and graduated from the funeral service program at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Since 1980 he co-owned and co-operated this 4 generation family funeral home with his brother J. Mark (Smokey) Hemer. In July of 2006 Jeff became the sole owner upon the retirement of his brother and purchasing his shares.
Jeff is married to Kathy (Brost) Hemer, a family nurse practitioner with the Medford Clinic. They have 3 children, Megan, Ethan and Ben.
Dan has been on staff at Hemer Funeral Home since October of 2014. Dan is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2011. A Peoria, Illinois native, Dan worked for several funeral homes in the Central Illinois area. Dan is a US Air Force veteran, maintaining the C-130 Hercules Cargo Aircraft, he served in Operation Enduring Freedom; Afghanistan in 2011-2012. He is a member of VFW Post # 5729, Medford Curling Club, Medford Morning Rotary, and currently serves as the Wisconsin Valley district representative on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Funeral Director Association. In his free time he enjoys boating on Lake Holcombe, fishing, golfing, snowmobiling and spending time with family and friends. Dan is married to Ali Layhew, who is a Registered Nurse in Emergency Department at Aspirus in Medford.
Colton Freiberg joined us in May of 2016. Born and raised in Medford, he attended UW-Stevens Point and graduated from the funeral service program at Milwaukee Area Technical College in West Allis in 2013. Prior to working at Hemer Funeral Home, Colton worked for several funeral homes in the Milwaukee Area and in Baraboo.
Brady Goska is the newest addition to our staff, joining us in April of 2017. Born and raised in Wisconsin Rapids, he attended UW-Eau Claire and graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in March of 2017. Prior to working at Hemer Funeral Home Brady worked at several funeral homes in Wisconsin Rapids and Barrington, Illinois. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
Hemer Funeral Service is proud to welcome Jamie Allar as our Certified Pre-Planning Specialist. "It gives me a great satisfaction to help families achieve peace of mind with the gift of advance planning" says Jamie. Jamie is available to answer all of your questions regarding pre-planning.
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