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 after moving to Medford from Peoria, Illinois. He is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science. Dan is a US Air Force veteran, and maintained 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, President of the Medford Morning Rotary Club, 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 at the Aspirus Medford Clinic. Dan and Ali have a daughter, Eira, who was born July of 2018. They attend Woodland Community Church in Westboro.
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.
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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