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

Spurgeon Funeral Home, now a three-generation business, was founded in Kurtz, Indiana, by the late T.A. Spurgeon almost 125 years ago. Spurgeon, his wife, and both of his sons, H. Jack and Emrole, were licensed embalmers. In 1944, the firm moved to West Commerce Street in Brownstown. The business then expanded in 1956 and H. Jack and his wife Margaret built the present facility on East Commerce Street in Brownstown.

H. Jack Spurgeon operated the business after his father died in 1928. He and his wife Margaret then operated the firm until his death in 1977. Mrs. Spurgeon, along with their sons, Larry R. and Jack D., ran the business until her death in 1994.

 We are proud of our family’s long tradition of funeral service. We have served several generations of our friends and neighbors. This fact demonstrates our commitment to you and the entire community -- a long-lasting dedication to serving others in the best and worst of times one can know. To us, personal service is important whether it is before a loss, during the arrangements for a loss, or after a loss.


Our Valued Staff

Larry R.  Spurgeon

Larry R. Spurgeon, President


Dwight D.  Wischmeier

Dwight D. Wischmeier


Lisa A.  Wischmeier

Lisa A. Wischmeier


Luke W. Nolting

Luke W. Nolting