- About Us
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.
In May 2021, Jeff retired and sold the business to Stacy Pickerign.
Stacy comes to Hemer Funeral Service with 22 plus years of experience. She grew up in Eagan, MN and graduated with a B.S. degree in Mortuary Science from the University of MN in 1999. She then went to work in Chippewa Falls where she was a funeral director and became a partner in the business in 2011. She sold her half of the business in March 2021 to purchase Hemer Funeral Service from Jeff Hemer.
Stacy’s husband Kirt and their two boys, Parker and Mac will be helping with the business when they are able. The Pickerign family is excited to make Taylor County their home and look forward to being a part of this beautiful and welcoming community.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org