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.
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.
Emily Erickson moved to Medford with her two cats and joined the staff of Hemer Funeral Home in October of 2018. She was born and raised in Ortonville, Minnesota. She graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in September of 2018. She is currently in her year of apprentice and plans on working as a Licensed Funeral Director starting October of 2019.
In her free time, Emily enjoys swimming, kayaking, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends. Emily attends Community United Church of Christ in Medford.
Patti Hildebrandt joined the staff of Hemer Funeral Home in July of 2019. She has been in funeral services since 2011, graduate with a degree of Mortuary Science at Des Moines Area Community College, and earned her Funeral Director license in 2017. She is also licensed to provide prefunding insurance.
Patti and her husband, Lee, have lived in the Marshfield/Spencer area for the past 17 years, where they farm and raise their family. Together, they have five children and one grandchild. Patti enjoys spending time with her family, helping her husband on the farm, camping, and being out on the water. Patti and her family attend North Ridge Church in Marshfield.
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