If you need our services immediately, please call us at 1-715-748-2215. We will begin the process of bringing your loved one into our care right away.

Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services is the 3rd oldest continuously functioning business in Medford. The community of Taylor County has come to expect what other communities look for and that is the professional and caring attitude displayed by the personnel at Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Stacy Pickerign

Stacy has been in funeral service since 1999. She grew up in Eagan, MN and graduated with a B.S. degree in Mortuary Science from the University of MN. Shen then went to work in Chippewa Falls where she was a funeral director and became a partner in the business in 2012. She sold her interest in that business and in March 2021, purchased Hemer Funeral Service from Jeff Hemer.

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Colton Freiberg

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.

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Jeff Hemer

Jeffrey, as fourth generation former owner/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.

In May 2021, Jeff retired and sold the business to Stacy Pickerign.

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Jamie Allar
Epilogue Planning Professionals 

Advance Funeral Planning - a gift of love

Jamie Allar has been serving Hemer Funeral Home families since 2016. As a Wisconsin Certified Agent for Burial Agreements and Life Insurance Intermediary, Jamie is uniquely qualified to assist families with all aspects of advance planning. Details that can be pre-arranged include: services and merchandise selection, recording biographical information, personalization details, and funding of arrangements.

Just like having other end-of-life documents, an Advance Funeral Plan provides peace of mind. Decisions made in advance provide stability and reassurance for families during their difficult time of loss. Ensuring that sufficient funds are readily accessible to cover final expenses is a concern for many. Having a pre-arranged funeral plan can assist in avoiding unforeseen obstacles, such as family disagreements and financial hardship.

Jamie is available to meet you at either funeral home location, or in the comfort of your home. Your appointment is free of charge, with no obligation. You can reach her directly, at 715-571-4160 or jamie@epilogueplanning.com

A Few Words From Our Families...

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