History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Brusie Funeral Home is a third generation business that has operated since 1942. 

Warren Pope Brusie graduated from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science and moved to Chico to acquire an interest in the funeral home in 1941. In 1942, Warren P. Brusie became the sole owner of the funeral home with his wife, Helen Brusie. Warren and Helen raised two children, Warren and Saralee. Warren P. Brusie expanded his business in 1959, by establishing a new cemetery in Chico , Glen Oaks Memorial Park . 

Warren Albert Brusie, followed in his father's footsteps and graduated from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. He returned to Chico and worked with his father in the business until his father passed away in 1970, at the age of 61, leaving his son to run the business at the young age of 27. At the time, Warren A. Brusie and his wife, Anne Brusie, had two young children, Marc and Amy Brusie. Warren continued to run the business as his father had until his son joined him in 1990 and his daughter in 1992. Marc and Amy Brusie both became licensed Funeral Directors. Marc Brusie worked with his father at the funeral homes and Amy Brusie worked at the cemetery. In 1994, they purchased Chico Cemetery and Bidwell Chapel from Victor Van Hook. 

Marc Brusie married his wife, Janice in 1995. Janice Brusie joined the business as the Chief Finanical Officer in 2000. Marc and Janice are raising two children, Lauren and Chet. Amy Brusie married her husband, Paul Connors, in 2003. Paul and Amy are raising a daughter, Paige. Marc and Amy as third generation Brusies, plan to continue to run the business with the same values as their grandfather and father- personal service, integrity, and commitment to the community. 

The Brusie family and its employees have been involved with many organizations over the years. The list below reflects the current memberships and volunteer efforts by the family and employees. 

Our Valued Staff

Warren & Ann Brusie

Warren & Ann Brusie

Warren was born and raised in Chico. He graduated from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. Warren was a member of the Army National Guard and was a Platoon Sergeant. He started working at Brusie Funeral Home in 1958. Warren enjoys volunteering in the community. His memberships include, Chico Rotary Club, Chico Elks Lodge #423, Chico Aerie #218 Fraternal Order of Eagles, Josephine-Chico Chapter #104 Order of Eastern Star, Chico-Leland Stanford Lodge #111 F. & A.M. Masons, Butte Creek Country Club, Comanche Riders Assoc. Warren sits on the Enloe Medical Center Board of Trustees.

Anne was born in Willows, CA and was raised in Chico, CA. Anne passed away September 18, 2017. Her memberships included Discovery Shoppe League, Beta Chapter of Omega Nu, P.E.O. Chapter D.S., and the Altacal Audubon Society.

Marc & Janice  Brusie

Marc & Janice Brusie, Manager & Chief Financial Officer

Marc was born and raised in Chico. Marc has worked at Brusie Funeral Home since 1992 as a licensed Funeral Director and Manager. Marc is a member of Chico Elks Lodge #423. Marc is a past member of Chico Rotary Club and recipient of the Paul Harris Award.

Janice was born in Arcata, California and was raised in Red Bluff, CA. She graduated from C.S.U. Chico with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a minor in Business Administration. She and Marc were married in 1995 and have two children, Lauren and Chet. Janice is a past member of Beta Chapter of Omega Nu. Janice has worked in the business since 2000 as the Chief Financial Officer.

Shane Fairman

Shane Fairman, Funeral Arranger

Shane was born in San Francisco and after living in Oklahoma for several years came back to beautiful California. He attended Butte College and in 2009 began working at Glen Oaks Memorial Park. In 2015, he transferred over to Brusie Funeral Home to fulfill his passion for helping people.

Todd  Waters

Todd Waters, Funeral Arranger

Todd was born and raised in Chico and has been a funeral arranger at Brusie Funeral Home since 1993. He is a member of the Chico Host Lions Club.

Tzeitel Wendel

Tzeitel Wendel, Funeral Director & Embalmer

Tzeitel was one of the last graduating class of The San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 2002. She returned to Butte county after graduation, where she worked as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for 5 years before picking up and moving to Portland, Oregon become a commercial baker. After an 8 year hiatus from the funeral industry she returned home to join the Brusie team in 2015 and pick up where she left off; in pursuit of fulfillment in the areas of empathy and care. Tzeitel is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.