History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

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/Owner

On July 2, 2019, Dan and Kari Newcomer transitioned the business to Jarod and Tania Williams as the new owners.  Dan and Kari will start to enjoy a little more traveling and time at the lake house but will still be available to families as needed.  As Jarod and Dan continue to serve the community together, we will ensure families are and will be treated with the respect and dignity that the Newcomer family has provided in the past.

Jarod with run the day to day operations and will 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.

Tania is currently a 4K teacher in the Brodhead School District.

Our Valued Staff

  • Dan and Kari Newcomer

    Dan and Kari Newcomer Funeral Director

    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. Danny retired and sold the business in 2019 to Jarod and Tania Williams, but still assists when needed.

  • Brockton Williams

    Brockton Williams Funeral Assistant

    Brock is currently attending Blackhawk Tech in Janesville to finish up his required general curriculum before attending mortuary science school. He formerly attended Winona State in Minnesota as a computer science major before changing fields to pursue a career in the funeral service.

  • Beverly Curtis

    Beverly Curtis Funeral Service Attendant

    Beverly has lived in the Brodhead community for over 44 years with her husband Clyde. Beverly works at the Brodhead elementary school as well as the funeral home working visitations and funeral services. Both Bev and Clyde are semi retired, as Clyde works part time for Brodhead Chevy.

  • Tara Taylor

    Tara Taylor Funeral Director

    Tara is a licensed funeral director licensed in WI and IL to serve our families funeral service needs in the stateline area.

  • Steve Kauk

    Steve Kauk Lifetime Funeral Apprentice/Cremation Operations

    Steve and his wife, Becky are lifelong residents of Albany. Prior to working at his nephew, Jarod Williams, Steve owned and operated a home construction company for over 25 years. Steve assists families with our funeral directing staff, oversees our crematory operations at our Beloit location and oversees all of our maintenance operations for both Rosman Funeral Home and DL Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead.

  • Cathy Cole

    Cathy Cole Chapel Attendant

    Cathy lives in rural Albany, with my husband Tim Cole. I have two grown children and 4 grandchildren. I love the outdoors and nature and spend a lot of time gardening. I also enjoy doing crafts and going for long walks. Cathy assists our families as a hairdresser and also works funerals and visitations at our Beloit and Brodhead locations.