About

Why SRMEL?

Founded in 1934, Eggen & Lance, Santa Rosa Mortuary, and Fred Young Funeral Home have cared for loved ones that have passed in Northern California.

Since our founding over a century ago, it has been exceptionally important to us that our neighbors and their loved ones are cared for with love and professionalism. It’s important to us that when you meet with our team you feel heard, and your needs are met. We proudly offer full-service funeral, burial, cremation, and reception services to the families of Sonoma County, the North Bay and beyond.

“I cannot recommend Eggen & Lance highly enough! We used their services when my father unexpectedly took his own life a few weeks ago and they have been one of the bright spots throughout this whole horrible ordeal. My brother and I both live on the East Coast, and we were so anxious about choosing a mortuary sight unseen, but from the very first phone call Eggen & Lance put our worries to rest and just made the process as easy as possible.”

Who We Are

At Eggen & Lance, Santa Rosa Mortuary, and Fred Young Funeral Home, we are a family run business of funeral services dedicated to serving families here in the North Bay. With decades of experience, we understand the importance of family. We believe in treating you and your family as we would our own.

We’d like to introduce you to our caring team, our beautiful facilities, and our history of service serving Sonoma County since 1934.

Please feel free to browse our website to book an appointment or start your process online. Meet our caring team, search for local obituaries, review pricing, a list of resources, learn more about pre-planning a funeral, as well as a list of services we provide including the traditional funeral and cremation services, as well as Certified Green Burials.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at any time, we are available by phone, e-mail, or drop by the office in person. We are always here to help.

​Eggen & Lance Chapel, Santa Rosa Mortuary, and Fred Young Funeral Home is a funeral home that offers a variety of funeral services. From traditional funerals, green burials, to a variety of cremation options and memorial services. Eggen & Lance is one of the few funeral homes that has a chapel, reception hall and a state-room all at one location, and we are located right here in Santa Rosa, California.

We proudly serve Santa Rosa, Windsor, Healdsburg, Cloverdale, Sonoma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Penngrove, Sebastopol, Petaluma and the surrounding communities in Sonoma County. We also offer funeral pre-planning and carry a wide selection of caskets, urns, scattering tubes, and cremation jewelry, and we are here to serve you any way we can.

Our History

Founded in 1934 – more details coming soon!

Our Team

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met.

Matthew Disbrow

General Manager/ Funeral Director FD 3395 / Embalmer EMB 9328

Matthew is the General Manager for Santa Rosa Mortuary, Eggen & Lance Chapel, and Fred Young Funeral Home. He is also a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Crematory Manager. Born in Santa Rosa, raised in Rohnert Park, and now currently resides in Windsor. Matthew is proud to service the community that he has been brought up in. He started studying for his career directly after high school by taking most of the science and anatomy classes at the Santa Rosa Junior College and then transferred to American River college where he started the Funeral Service Education program, also known as, “Mortuary College.” Matthew has always had a passion for the industry and recalls always wanting to have a career in funeral services. This will be his seventh year being involved with the funeral industry. “Being there for my community at the time of need is a rewarding feeling.”

Matthew is known to spend some summer days out at Sears Point (Sonoma Raceway) taking his kart out. “It allows my mind to let go, driving is the best way for me to relax.”

He is happy to be a part of the Eggen & Lance, Fred Young family, and looking forward to many years serving the community that he was brought up in.

Troy Warren

Funeral Director FDR 2969/ Embalmer EMB 9074

Fred Young Funeral Home Funeral Director Troy Warren’s interests in anatomy/physiology combines well with his desire to serve others.

Shortly after completing his studies at San Francisco College of Mortuary Science he found himself at home with the Santa Rosa Mortuary family.

“It’s true that some funeral homes are run by large companies or corporations that really don’t have families’ interest at heart and care more about company profits. We, at the Santa Rosa Mortuary family (Fred Young Funeral Home, Santa Rosa Mortuary, Eggen & Lance Chapel), are a small company that focuses on meeting the needs of each family that comes to us, and I think we do it even better than most “family owned” businesses.”

His off work pleasures include hiking, playing the guitar, and puttering around the house.

Nou Andee

Arrangement Counselor

One of the most fascinating aspects of this service industry for Nou Andee is that requests vary depending upon beliefs and custom. She is motivated to help families at their time of need. Honoring the life of a loved one is her priority.

Outside of work, she enjoys being with close family and friends. She also finds time to be outdoors and to try new things.

“Life is always a mystery and I am surprised by every single day I come across.”

Christine Ortiz

Administrative Assistant

Christine is our wonderful Administrative assistant who has been with Santa Rosa Mortuary, Eggen & Lance Chapel, And Fred Young Funeral Home for almost four years now. She loves working with the local hospitals and health department to file the proper documents that are required for the funeral homes. Christine has learned a lot about the medical fields due to her position here at Eggen & Lance and Fred Young Funeral Home. She has a three-year-old son who means the world to her and strives to be a great mother. When Christine is not at the funeral home she likes to spend her time with her son outdoors, baking and reading.

Melanie Flores

Preneed Funeral Director / FD#4499 / CA Insurance Lic. # 4175929

Melanie is a licensed Funeral Director and Preneed Insurance Agent. Her education in Cultural Anthropology at California State University, Sacramento, and the experience of losing her sister in 2016, led her to the Funeral and Cemetery Industry. 

By preplanning a funeral, it  lessens the financial burden on your family and it allows them the space and time to grieve and connect. With cultural and spiritual sensitivity in mind, Melanie is here to help you plan the end-of-life services that honor you and those you love.

Jessica Sanchez

Funeral Arranger ( habla Español)

Edrei Estrada

Funeral Arranger, Apprentice Embalmer (habla Español)

Patti Foster

Funeral Arranger ( Fred Young locations)

Bryan Heidt

Funeral Assistant

Harry Hollingshead

Funeral Assistant

Cathi Disbrow

Historic Document Specialist

Jaime Steggal

Funeral Arranger, Document Specialist, Front Office Coordinator.