Dan’s father, Dwight L. Newcomer, started in the funeral business in Brodhead, February 25, 1930 when he became associated with Paul Schilling. They also operated Fuller Furniture store, until the death of Mr. Schilling in 1934. Dwight then discontinued the furniture business. At that time, he opened the Newcomer Funeral Home at the 602 10th Street location. Dan’s mother, Mrs. Marie Newcomer, was closely associated with the business and was a licensed funeral director.
Jarod and Tania Williams
Daniel attained his license from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science, Milwaukee in 1967. While attending mortuary school, Daniel was associated with the Bruskiewitz Funeral Home in Milwaukee. He served as a licensed director for three years at the Frautschi Funeral Home, currently Cress Funeral Home, Madison. He returned to Brodhead in 1971 to join his father’s business. Dan purchased the business from his father in 1972 and continued operating the business from his residence, 602 10th St., Brodhead.
It was decided that a new facility was needed to accommodate the growing business so in 1997 a new building was constructed. The current location is 1105 E. 9th Ave., Brodhead.
Jarod Williams - Funeral Director
On July 2, 2019, Dan and Kari Newcomer hired Jarod Williams as a full time director to assist with families as the funeral home continues to grow and serve Brodhead and the surrounding communities. Jarod was born and raised in the area and graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1998. He has been licensed for over 20 years as a director and also is licensed insurance agent to assist families with pre-arrangements and pre-funding solutions with Homesteaders Life Insurance.