- One final ride. That’s what Dave Follmar and Jack Feather
offer the avid biker who has died.
Hearse Co. of Alum Bank, Pa., has six hearses, all fitted for
normal and oversized caskets and pulled by a Harley-Davidson
motorcycle. The coaches can also be equipped to safely
transport urns for cremation ceremonies.
partner (Follmar) was going on a trip to the Southwest about
10 years and saw some of the photos of Ike and Billy Clanton
from the OK Corral,” Feather said. “He thought, ‘What if I use
a bike instead of horses?’”
Jack Feather, seated, talks with Bill
Kreutzmann, left, and Phil Dobberfuhl of Schmidt &
Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home about the
Tombstone Hearse Co. The company offers avid riders or
anyone wanting a unique funeral service one last ride
'on' a Harley.
was a manager of a development firm for 12 years before
quitting to form the business with Follmar.
the past 18 months, the company has grown from one hearse to
five, with another three under construction. The hearse
Feather brought to Oconomowoc for Harley’s 100th anniversary
celebration is pulled by a Road King - with a stock
got plenty of power,” he said. “We did re-gear it though, and
we added reverse.”
now, the special Harley funeral service will be offered
through an Oconomowoc funeral home as well.
going to offer the service,” said Bill Kreutzmann of Schmidt
& Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, shortly after
seeing the bike and coach pull into the parking lot. “We’ve
had Harley-Davidsons right next to the casket inside the
building, so this makes sense for them.”
driver of the hearse doesn’t look like your typical hearse
for those working at Tombstone Hearse feature a white tuxedo
shirt, string tie, black pants, vest and shined cavalry style
knee-high boots with a single spur.
feel the uniform exudes nostalgic style and a sense of dignity
and professionalism,” Feather said.
hearse was transported from Pennsylvania to Oconomowoc in a
once outside the walls of the truck, it’s been turning heads
all over the area.
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