Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Randall J. Mundt President/Owner/Funeral Director office@cremationsociety-wi.com

In 1973, Randy became a licensed funeral director. In 1985, Randy and his wife, Jean moved to Eau Claire and they began managing Stokes & Sons Funeral Chapel. In September of 1987, Randy & Jean purchased the funeral chapel, and changed its name to Stokes and Mundt Funeral Chapel. In December of 2001, the newly built Stokes & Mundt Funeral Chapel & Crematory opened in Altoona, WI. In January 2007, Randy and Jean purchased both Prock Funeral Home, Ltd. and the Cremation Society of Wisconsin, which now holds the names of Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel and Crematory and Cremation Society of Wisconsin.

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David Holtfreter Funeral Director dholtfreter@cremationsociety-wi.com

Dave was born and raised in a small farming community in northern Illinois, and graduated from Harvard High School in 1983.  He then attended both Illinois College and Concordia College for a degree in Elementary Education.   Dave then attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Des Plains, Illinois, where he received his license in Mortuary Science.  Dave has been a licensed funeral director since 1989 and has practiced in several states. 

 

He and his wife Charlene are looking forward to exploring and becoming established in their new community.  Dave has two adult children, Cassidy and Logan; 3 grandchildren and attends to the needs of the families’ dog, cats and horses.  Besides his family, friends and animals, Dave enjoys the arts, woodworking, jewelry making and avid motorcycle rider.   He will be doing all he can to delve into this new area and hopes that the good people of Eau Claire will feel free to stop in to Stokes, Prock and Mundt Funeral Chapel to say hello.   Dave is looking forward to serving this community.

 

You can contact Dave at dholtfreter@cremationsociety-wi.com

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Cameron Grogan Funeral Director Intern cgrogan@cremationsociety-wi.com

Cameron grew up in Wausau, WI and graduated from Wausau East High School in 2008.  He attended UW-Marathon County for 2 years and then transferred to UW-Eau Claire in the fall of 2012.  Prior to working at Stokes, Prock, & Mundt, he managed a restaurant in Eau Claire for several years. 

 

Cameron has a passion for working and helping people in all walks of life.  In 2015, he met his best friend and fiancé, Jessie.  Outside of work Cameron likes to play disc golf, spend time with friends and family, and cheer on his Atlanta Braves and Falcons.  He is very excited to be working at Stokes, Prock, & Mundt and looks forward to meeting and helping new people.   

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Beth Kayhart Business Administrator bkayhart@cremationsociety-wi.com

Beth grew up in Medford with parents Lester & Mary Meyer, and brothers Bill & Jesse. She graduated from Medford Senior High in 1995. Beth and her husband Corey were married in May 1999 and welcomed their son Kyler in April 2002. They relocated to the Altoona area in July 2011 to follow Corey’s job.

Beth was hired by Stokes, Prock & Mundt in September 2011. Beth previously worked as an Administrative Specialist for 13 years at a sheltered workshop for people with disabilities in Medford. She also served as a volunteer firefighter for five years and has always enjoyed helping others.

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Arnold Zimmerman Pre-Need Specialist office@cremationsociety-wi.com

Arnie was born and raised on a small dairy farm in Rural Fall Creek, WI.  He is the oldest of six siblings, and graduated from Fall Creek High School in 1961. He attended a short course in Madison, WI, and went on to accept a management position with Eau Claire County Dairy Herd Improvement Association, where he worked for seven years. Arnie married his high school sweetheart, Carol, in 1964; and they were blessed with two children, Paul and Jan. In 1968, he accepted a position with Tri-State Breeders Co-op as a genetic craftsman, working with farmers. Arnie also assumed various management positions within the company. In 1992, he opened up his own insurance business in Fall Creek, representing FBL & Rural Insurance.

After the loss of his wife, Carol, in the summer of 2000, Arnie retired from his insurance business.  He then accepted a position as pre-need specialist with Stokes & Mundt Funeral Chapels of Eau Claire and Fall Creek. In January of 2007, Arnie was part of the merger that joined Stokes & Mundt Funeral Chapels with Prock Funeral Home and Cremation Society of Wisconsin.  He holds a pre-need insurance license for the State of Wisconsin, and assists in various aspects of serving families in funeral and cremation services.

Arnie offers the gift of caring for and listening to people, and has the ability to work with all ages.  He is proud to be able to offer the highest possible quality of care and services to families facing the pain of loss.  Arnie serves on various boards, and is very active in his church.  In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.  He also enjoys camping, golfing and taking care of others.

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Jackie Erickson Office Manager jerickson@cremationsociety-wi.com

Jackie is a native to Altoona, graduating from Altoona High School in 1994. Go Railroaders! She has always had an interest in Funeral Homes and was hired at Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel in February 2015. Delivering exceptional customer service and helping others are very important to her.

Jackie enjoys spending her free time with her three children, Jaiden, Devina, and Merci and all the activities they are involved in; which include, volleyball, softball, basketball, equestrian, church activities and family time.

“Our prime purpose in this lifetime is to help others.  And, if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” 

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Samantha Meurett Administrative Specialist smeurett@cremationsociety-wi.com

Samantha is from Wausau, WI, and graduated from D. C Everest High School in 2009. She married her high school sweetheart, Jake, in 2010, and moved to Eau Claire in 2011 to attend the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. There, she double majored in philosophy and creative writing and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2015. Her interests include reading, crafting, and her dog, Lily. She is often found skating with Chippewa Valley Roller Derby or playing music with her friends.  

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Tammy Pinkerton Receptionist tpinkerton@cremationsociety-wi.com

Tammy was born and raised in Eau Claire, WI.  She received her Associate degree in records and image management in 2001.  Tammy enjoys reading, spending time with family, and playing with her dog and two cats.

 

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

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Jerry Kressin Grief Educator/Bereavement Service Provider

Jerry Kressin grew up in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. He later moved to Alaska, where he lived for 17 years. Jerry is married to Virginia, and has two grown step-children. He enjoys practicing Yoga, hunting, nature study, and spending time outdoors.

Jerry pursued his career in bereavement services after he cared for and counseled his mother-in-law during her terminal illness. Jerry has six years of hospice experience. He holds a Masters Degree in Community Counseling, with the emphasis of his studies in grief and loss issues. 

Once a family has experienced a loss, Jerry will follow up with them several times over the coming year and provide grief materials. He can offer referrals for local grief support or one-on-one education for those seeking additional assistance in dealing with their loss. He will also visit the family upon request. We can also offer materials and support to those who are currently caring for an ill family member. This can be a very difficult time for caregivers. When Jerry was pursuing his Masters Degree, he wrote a project paper titled “Companionship at Death: Who People Want With Them When They Die.”

Often in grief we don’t know what to do, what is normal, or how to get through our sorrow. It is possible to not only go through grief, but to grow through grief as well. Getting through our pain requires work. It may involve doing things we’ve never done before. It can be very scary, but also very hopeful.

All services provided by Jerry are free of charge to you and your family, and are part of the ongoing support provided by Stokes, Prock & Mundt and Cremation Society of Wisconsin. If you have any questions about your grief or your family’s grief, or if you feel you need support, please give Jerry a call at 715-832-3428.

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Thelma Schilling Funeral Home Lunch & Custodial Care

After working 37 years, Thelma retired from Ameritech in 1994. She then worked as an operator and at the engineering department. She enjoys bowling, throwing horseshoes, and golfing. Thelma resides in Fall Creek with her husband of 52 years, Jerry. She is a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and is a true Cricket fan. She has been with Stokes, Prock & Mundt and the Cremation Society of Wisconsin since 2003. She enjoys meeting new people and helping them during their time of need.

“Life is a gift from God, live it to the fullest.”

Randall J. Mundt

President/Owner/Funeral Director
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In 1973, Randy became a licensed funeral director. In 1985, Randy and his wife, Jean moved to Eau Claire and they began managing Stokes & Sons Funeral Chapel. In September of 1987, Randy & Jean purchased the funeral chapel, and changed its name to Stokes and Mundt Funeral Chapel. In December of 2001, the newly built Stokes & Mundt Funeral Chapel & Crematory opened in Altoona, WI. In January 2007, Randy and Jean purchased both Prock Funeral Home, Ltd. and the Cremation Society of Wisconsin, which now holds the names of Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel and Crematory and Cremation Society of Wisconsin.

David Holtfreter

Funeral Director
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Dave was born and raised in a small farming community in northern Illinois, and graduated from Harvard High School in 1983.  He then attended both Illinois College and Concordia College for a degree in Elementary Education.   Dave then attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Des Plains, Illinois, where he received his license in Mortuary Science.  Dave has been a licensed funeral director since 1989 and has practiced in several states. 

 

He and his wife Charlene are looking forward to exploring and becoming established in their new community.  Dave has two adult children, Cassidy and Logan; 3 grandchildren and attends to the needs of the families’ dog, cats and horses.  Besides his family, friends and animals, Dave enjoys the arts, woodworking, jewelry making and avid motorcycle rider.   He will be doing all he can to delve into this new area and hopes that the good people of Eau Claire will feel free to stop in to Stokes, Prock and Mundt Funeral Chapel to say hello.   Dave is looking forward to serving this community.

 

You can contact Dave at dholtfreter@cremationsociety-wi.com

Cameron Grogan

Funeral Director Intern
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Cameron grew up in Wausau, WI and graduated from Wausau East High School in 2008.  He attended UW-Marathon County for 2 years and then transferred to UW-Eau Claire in the fall of 2012.  Prior to working at Stokes, Prock, & Mundt, he managed a restaurant in Eau Claire for several years. 

 

Cameron has a passion for working and helping people in all walks of life.  In 2015, he met his best friend and fiancé, Jessie.  Outside of work Cameron likes to play disc golf, spend time with friends and family, and cheer on his Atlanta Braves and Falcons.  He is very excited to be working at Stokes, Prock, & Mundt and looks forward to meeting and helping new people.   

Beth Kayhart

Business Administrator
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Beth grew up in Medford with parents Lester & Mary Meyer, and brothers Bill & Jesse. She graduated from Medford Senior High in 1995. Beth and her husband Corey were married in May 1999 and welcomed their son Kyler in April 2002. They relocated to the Altoona area in July 2011 to follow Corey’s job.

Beth was hired by Stokes, Prock & Mundt in September 2011. Beth previously worked as an Administrative Specialist for 13 years at a sheltered workshop for people with disabilities in Medford. She also served as a volunteer firefighter for five years and has always enjoyed helping others.

Arnold Zimmerman

Pre-Need Specialist
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Arnie was born and raised on a small dairy farm in Rural Fall Creek, WI.  He is the oldest of six siblings, and graduated from Fall Creek High School in 1961. He attended a short course in Madison, WI, and went on to accept a management position with Eau Claire County Dairy Herd Improvement Association, where he worked for seven years. Arnie married his high school sweetheart, Carol, in 1964; and they were blessed with two children, Paul and Jan. In 1968, he accepted a position with Tri-State Breeders Co-op as a genetic craftsman, working with farmers. Arnie also assumed various management positions within the company. In 1992, he opened up his own insurance business in Fall Creek, representing FBL & Rural Insurance.

After the loss of his wife, Carol, in the summer of 2000, Arnie retired from his insurance business.  He then accepted a position as pre-need specialist with Stokes & Mundt Funeral Chapels of Eau Claire and Fall Creek. In January of 2007, Arnie was part of the merger that joined Stokes & Mundt Funeral Chapels with Prock Funeral Home and Cremation Society of Wisconsin.  He holds a pre-need insurance license for the State of Wisconsin, and assists in various aspects of serving families in funeral and cremation services.

Arnie offers the gift of caring for and listening to people, and has the ability to work with all ages.  He is proud to be able to offer the highest possible quality of care and services to families facing the pain of loss.  Arnie serves on various boards, and is very active in his church.  In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.  He also enjoys camping, golfing and taking care of others.

Jackie Erickson

Office Manager
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Jackie is a native to Altoona, graduating from Altoona High School in 1994. Go Railroaders! She has always had an interest in Funeral Homes and was hired at Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel in February 2015. Delivering exceptional customer service and helping others are very important to her.

Jackie enjoys spending her free time with her three children, Jaiden, Devina, and Merci and all the activities they are involved in; which include, volleyball, softball, basketball, equestrian, church activities and family time.

“Our prime purpose in this lifetime is to help others.  And, if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” 

Samantha Meurett

Administrative Specialist
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Samantha is from Wausau, WI, and graduated from D. C Everest High School in 2009. She married her high school sweetheart, Jake, in 2010, and moved to Eau Claire in 2011 to attend the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. There, she double majored in philosophy and creative writing and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2015. Her interests include reading, crafting, and her dog, Lily. She is often found skating with Chippewa Valley Roller Derby or playing music with her friends.  

Tammy Pinkerton

Receptionist
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Tammy was born and raised in Eau Claire, WI.  She received her Associate degree in records and image management in 2001.  Tammy enjoys reading, spending time with family, and playing with her dog and two cats.

 

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

Jerry Kressin

Grief Educator/Bereavement Service Provider
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Jerry Kressin grew up in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. He later moved to Alaska, where he lived for 17 years. Jerry is married to Virginia, and has two grown step-children. He enjoys practicing Yoga, hunting, nature study, and spending time outdoors.

Jerry pursued his career in bereavement services after he cared for and counseled his mother-in-law during her terminal illness. Jerry has six years of hospice experience. He holds a Masters Degree in Community Counseling, with the emphasis of his studies in grief and loss issues. 

Once a family has experienced a loss, Jerry will follow up with them several times over the coming year and provide grief materials. He can offer referrals for local grief support or one-on-one education for those seeking additional assistance in dealing with their loss. He will also visit the family upon request. We can also offer materials and support to those who are currently caring for an ill family member. This can be a very difficult time for caregivers. When Jerry was pursuing his Masters Degree, he wrote a project paper titled “Companionship at Death: Who People Want With Them When They Die.”

Often in grief we don’t know what to do, what is normal, or how to get through our sorrow. It is possible to not only go through grief, but to grow through grief as well. Getting through our pain requires work. It may involve doing things we’ve never done before. It can be very scary, but also very hopeful.

All services provided by Jerry are free of charge to you and your family, and are part of the ongoing support provided by Stokes, Prock & Mundt and Cremation Society of Wisconsin. If you have any questions about your grief or your family’s grief, or if you feel you need support, please give Jerry a call at 715-832-3428.

Thelma Schilling

Funeral Home Lunch & Custodial Care
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After working 37 years, Thelma retired from Ameritech in 1994. She then worked as an operator and at the engineering department. She enjoys bowling, throwing horseshoes, and golfing. Thelma resides in Fall Creek with her husband of 52 years, Jerry. She is a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and is a true Cricket fan. She has been with Stokes, Prock & Mundt and the Cremation Society of Wisconsin since 2003. She enjoys meeting new people and helping them during their time of need.

“Life is a gift from God, live it to the fullest.”