History of Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home

Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Cremation Services has been privately owned since 1993. The original owner of Schriver Funeral Chapel, Bill Schriver, sold the funeral home to Matt Thompson in 2013. We changed the name to Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services to reflect our commitment to serve both traditional and cremation families. In the fall of 2013 Joelle Lesny joined our caring team. Together, Matt & Joelle are committed to making sure that every family we serve at Schriver-Thompson has everything they need to ensure the perfect funeral/celebration of life.

Matt has served as a funeral director in the Eau Claire area since 2002, working for two area funeral homes. In 2010, he founded Chippewa Valley Cremation Services, a regional funeral & cremation service provider.

Matt's heart has been in funeral service since he graduated from college. He attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science in suburban Chicago and also has a B.S. in Business Administration from North Dakota State University at Fargo.

Matt has been a two-time president of the Eau Claire Noon Lions Club, an active ambassador for the Eau Claire Area of Commerce, and is also a member of St. Olaf Catholic Parish in Eau Claire. Most recently he has volunteered for Bloomer Junior Achievement at Bloomer Elementry School.

Joelle Lesny, Funeral Director Intern

Joelle Lesny
Office Manager

Joelle was born and raised in Bloomer. She attended St. Paul’s Catholic School, and graduated from Bloomer High School. She previously worked at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems - The Maplewood Nursing Home as a CNA for the elderly. She joined the caring team at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in 2013 and served a 3-year funeral director aspprenticeship.  In 2016 she assumed the role of office manager at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services.  Joelle is member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Bloomer where she teaches first grade CCD.  She also volunteers for Bloomer Junior Achievement.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son and family.


Matt Thompson, Funeral Director, Eau Claire Funeral Home and Cremation
Matt Thompson

Owner/Funeral Director

Matt has been a resident of the Chippewa Valley since 2002.  Matt worked for two Eau Claire area funeral homes for several years until he founded Chippewa Valley Cremation Services, an Altoona based funeral home that caters primarily to people/families seeking simpler cremation options.  In 2013, Matt purchased Schriver Funeral Chapel from Bill Schriver and renamed the business Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Cremation Serivces to reflect not only the change of ownership, but also the fact the funeral home is still 100% family owned and operated.  Matt is a progressive funeral director that believes families should have a multitude of choices when they are in need of funeral and/or cremation services.   
Matt wants the Bloomer community to know we are here for you at anytime. Whether you have lost a loved one and are in need of our professional services, or whether a church or organization you support is looking for a donation - We are here to help. We would not be in business without the great, caring people in our community. So please call or stop by or give us a call if we can be of any assistance. We are most grateful for the generations of families that have chosen to use our funeral home. Please know we will always be here for you and the community.

Eau Claire Funeral Pre-Planning Services
Eau Claire Pre-Planning Services