History of Chippewa Valley Cremation Services

Matt Thompson, Funeral Director, Eau Claire Funeral Home and Cremation Chippewa Valley Cremation Services was founded in 2010 by Matt Thompson, a long time Wisconsin native and Eau Claire resident. Matt worked as a funeral director in the area for eight years serving families in the Chippewa Valley. One commonality he saw time after time was family members not only shocked at how much it cost to have their loved one buried or cremated, but also that many simply could not afford to pay for what should be an affordable event. Matt opened Chippewa Valley Cremation Services to provide people in the area with truly affordable funeral service options.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services is a fully licensed funeral home (as required in Wisconsin). Our concept is simple. We keep our overhead operating costs to a minimum to provide families we serve with the best possible prices in the area. We provide the families we serve with only the services they want and need. We do not have high overhead charges like many funeral homes. There are NO MEMBERSHIP FEES at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services.

To keep our operating expenses low, we do not have an on-site funeral chapel for public visitations or services. Since many of the families we serve belong to a church, we use your church for all visitation and funeral ceremonies to keep your funeral costs as low as possible. For those that either do not have a church home or choose not to use their church, we partner with area banquet centers and hotels and are able to facilitate funeral services, memorial services, and celebrations of life either during the day, evening, or weekends. One of the greatest benefits of banquet facilities over funeral homes is their versatility and their ability to provide fully catered meals and alcoholic beverages (if desired) following a celebration of life. Many area banquet centers can accommodate more than 400 people for a service, which is by far larger than any funeral home can offer anywhere.

Mary Thompson, Eau Claire Funeral and Cremation Services Mary Thompson is a long time resident of La Crosse, WI. In addition to working as a full time liturgist in La Crosse, she is assisting at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services. Mary has been a church musician and liturgist throughout her professional life. She is a graduate of Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI and Notre Dame University in Indiana, She has faithfully served and continues to minister in Church communities in Wisconsin.

Mary has experienced working and caring for individuals and families in planning tasteful and memorable life celebrations, including funerals, for over 40 years. She is proud to be a part of Chippewa Valley Cremation Services and believes in affordable and caring end of life choices for individuals and families.

Ray Moeller, Eau Claire Cremation and Funeral Services, Assistant Ray Moeller has enjoyed being a long time resident of Eau Claire and raised his family here. He is semi-retired having graduated with a Masters Degree in Social Work Administration from the University of Chicago. His career has utilized his talents by supporting people in the areas of Social Work, Insurance Sales and College Admissions. Ray will be assisting Matt in conducting funeral & memorial services as well as coordinating funeral pre-arrangements. He has two daughters, three grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren. In addition to spending time with his children and grandchildren, Ray is active at Gateway Church in Eau Claire.

Our Pledge To You...

Our commitment to those we serve is to always be the most affordable funeral service provider in the Chippewa Valley and surrounding counties. That is our pledge and we guarantee it. We strive to keep our overhead low and by doing that we will always be able to offer you the lowest and most affordable price on funeral and cremation services. We care about you and want to assist you and your family in creating a unique, meaningful and affordable celebration of life.


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