Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer.  We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Spurgeon Funeral Home, 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. In 2021, the Spurgeon Family transitioned ownership to Luke & Caitlin Nolting, both lifelong residents of Jackson County.

 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.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.Together, we make this place amazing.

Luke W. Nolting

Luke W. Nolting

Dwight D.  Wischmeier

Dwight D. Wischmeier

Lisa A.  Wischmeier

Lisa A. Wischmeier

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