Founding Stories - Stokes, Prock & Mundt - EST. 1904

Serving families with compassion for more than a century

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The name Stokes, Prock & Mundt may be relatively new, but the business itself has deep roots in Eau Claire.

In 1904, Robert H. Stokes – ordained Methodist minister and picture-frame maker – founded R.H. Stokes & Sons Funeral Chapel. His three sons – Vernon, Wallace, and Robert – followed him into the business. They bought the former Coca-Cola bottling plant at First and Grand avenues and opened it as a funeral chapel in 1941.

A third generation of the family – Vernon’s son, Donald – joined in 1950. Randall and Jean Mundt purchased the business in 1987, renaming it Stokes & Mundt Funeral Chapel.

In 2007 they purchased Prock Funeral Home and the Cremation Society of Wisconsin, creating what now exists today: Wisconsin’s premier cremation provider, offering a full range of cremation and traditional burial options.

Founding Stories

Eau Claire 150th is presented by:

Market & Johnson
EST. 1948
2350 Galloway St.
Eau Claire, WI

Founding Stories

Founding Stories

Celebrating the respected and long-running local businesses that grew with this community through our 150 years