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.

Staff members of Lassila Funeral Chapel are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of the utmost importance to our staff.

Lassila Funeral Chapel

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Eddie Tkachuk Office Manager eddie_t@lassilafuneralchapels.com

Born and raised in Sacramento, my wife and two wonderful toddlers recently moved up to Auburn to be a part of the community I serve. I've worked in the funeral industry part time while going through the Sierra College Regional Fire Academy and eventually became a Fire Fighter with Higgins Fire Department just outside of Auburn. After serving our community, I became a full time Funeral Arranger with Lassila Funeral Chapel and the Operations Manager shortly after. The training and experience I've received from being a local firefighter and an employee of a funeral home has helped shape me to be able to care of the most important people to us, our loved ones. My goal is to be able to take care of everyone in our community and show them the compassion and love that they deserve. 

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Jesse Burrow Funeral Arranger Jesse@LassilaFuneralChapels.com

Originally from Oklahoma, Jesse spent 10 years growing up overseas in Tanzania and Jordan as the son of humanitarian aid workers. Inspired by the work of his parents, he developed a strong desire to serve families in need and moved to Sacramento in 2018 to work for a refugee resettlement organization. He has since joined the family business as he seeks to further serve the local community. 

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Kati Maietto Embalming Apprentice

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David Banar Funeral Arranger

I have nearly 10 years of expericence in the customer service industry. I started out helping my father in the shoe repair business. From there I went on to work in the education field teaching at-risk teens and special needs students. Through these industries, I have developed a hard work ethic and caring service which has transferred over to the funeral business. I have been dedicated to serving each family with genuine care and do everything in my power to meet their needs.

On my down time, I enjoy playing sports and studying ancient history. I am also devoted in serving at my church. Two things I cannot live without are sweets & quality coffee.

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Greg Chapman Funeral Assistant/Officiant

Greg is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who is now retired from AT&T.  He and his wife, Dotti, have two sons and six grandchildren. Greg has a Bachelors degree in Counseling Administration from Sac State and has been active as a ministry leader at 180 Church for over 15 years. He proudly follows his father Don Chapman who worked for Miller Funeral Home  for 20 years. He is devoted to assisting families by officiating personalized Memorial Services or Celebrations of Life for their loved ones. 

 

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Larry Auer Funeral Assistant/Officiant

As a native Californian born in Long Beach, Larry started and operated a successful textile and hard floor service business for 48 years in the South Orange County area. He has been happily married for 56 years to his high school sweetheart, Eileen.They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Retiring in 2012, he found his new calling at Lassila Funeral Chapel. He finds it to be an honor and a privilege officiating services and ministering to the hurting families that come entrust us with their loved ones.

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Lorin Claney Managing Funeral Director

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Tim Hall Family Service Counselor tim.hall@millerfuneralhomefolsom.net

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Wendy Schneider Family Service Counselor wendy@millerfuneralhomefolsom.net

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Irvin Semenyuk Funeral Counselor

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Victor Semenyuk Embalmer

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Josh Schaubroeck Funeral Counselor

Josh was raised in East Africa where his parents did missionary work. After graduating high school there, Josh attended Duke University where he graduated with a degree in economics. After marrying the love of his life, Ashley, they began teaching at a private boarding school in Oregon. He went on to work for a nonprofit aimed at bettering the foster care system before joining the family business. Josh is passionate about caring for people during difficult times in their life. When he’s not working, Josh likes playing sports, walking his very large dog, and eating korean BBQ.

 

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Vlad Nosach Funeral Assistant

Eddie Tkachuk

Office Manager
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Born and raised in Sacramento, my wife and two wonderful toddlers recently moved up to Auburn to be a part of the community I serve. I've worked in the funeral industry part time while going through the Sierra College Regional Fire Academy and eventually became a Fire Fighter with Higgins Fire Department just outside of Auburn. After serving our community, I became a full time Funeral Arranger with Lassila Funeral Chapel and the Operations Manager shortly after. The training and experience I've received from being a local firefighter and an employee of a funeral home has helped shape me to be able to care of the most important people to us, our loved ones. My goal is to be able to take care of everyone in our community and show them the compassion and love that they deserve. 

Jesse Burrow

Funeral Arranger
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Originally from Oklahoma, Jesse spent 10 years growing up overseas in Tanzania and Jordan as the son of humanitarian aid workers. Inspired by the work of his parents, he developed a strong desire to serve families in need and moved to Sacramento in 2018 to work for a refugee resettlement organization. He has since joined the family business as he seeks to further serve the local community. 

Kati Maietto

Embalming Apprentice
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David Banar

Funeral Arranger
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I have nearly 10 years of expericence in the customer service industry. I started out helping my father in the shoe repair business. From there I went on to work in the education field teaching at-risk teens and special needs students. Through these industries, I have developed a hard work ethic and caring service which has transferred over to the funeral business. I have been dedicated to serving each family with genuine care and do everything in my power to meet their needs.

On my down time, I enjoy playing sports and studying ancient history. I am also devoted in serving at my church. Two things I cannot live without are sweets & quality coffee.

Greg Chapman

Funeral Assistant/Officiant
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Greg is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who is now retired from AT&T.  He and his wife, Dotti, have two sons and six grandchildren. Greg has a Bachelors degree in Counseling Administration from Sac State and has been active as a ministry leader at 180 Church for over 15 years. He proudly follows his father Don Chapman who worked for Miller Funeral Home  for 20 years. He is devoted to assisting families by officiating personalized Memorial Services or Celebrations of Life for their loved ones. 

 

Larry Auer

Funeral Assistant/Officiant
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As a native Californian born in Long Beach, Larry started and operated a successful textile and hard floor service business for 48 years in the South Orange County area. He has been happily married for 56 years to his high school sweetheart, Eileen.They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Retiring in 2012, he found his new calling at Lassila Funeral Chapel. He finds it to be an honor and a privilege officiating services and ministering to the hurting families that come entrust us with their loved ones.

Lorin Claney

Managing Funeral Director
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Tim Hall

Family Service Counselor
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Wendy Schneider

Family Service Counselor
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Irvin Semenyuk

Funeral Counselor
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Victor Semenyuk

Embalmer
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Josh Schaubroeck

Funeral Counselor
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Josh was raised in East Africa where his parents did missionary work. After graduating high school there, Josh attended Duke University where he graduated with a degree in economics. After marrying the love of his life, Ashley, they began teaching at a private boarding school in Oregon. He went on to work for a nonprofit aimed at bettering the foster care system before joining the family business. Josh is passionate about caring for people during difficult times in their life. When he’s not working, Josh likes playing sports, walking his very large dog, and eating korean BBQ.

 

Vlad Nosach

Funeral Assistant
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