Who We Are
Our professional staff has years of experience caring for families from all walks of life. We are leaders in our profession, with dedication to service and professional integrity.
When we sit down with a family, our shared goal is to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. We offer them a wide variety of services and products, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions. Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.
Our Valued Staff
Rodney Oehrlein, Managing Funeral Director
Rodney Oehrlein is the Managing Director with Wilson & Kratzer-Chapel of San Ramon Valley. He has worked in the funeral profession since 1986. After graduating from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1988, he earned his embalmers license in 1989, and the California Department of Insurance license in 1990. He obtained his Funeral Directors license in 1998. Rodney has dedicated his life to offer compassion filled assistance to guide families in planning celebrations, funerals, and memorials. His aim is to ease the tensions and difficulties that arise at these moments in every family’s life.
Michael Nicosia, Managing Partner - Funeral Director
Michael is the newest member of the staff at Chapel of San Ramon Valley. He came to the firm after 35 years of service to communities in Metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. A graduate of the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, Michael has been licensed as a funeral director in California, Arizona and New York. He and his wife Linda have four grown children and seven grandchildren.
An avid baseball fan, Mike has been an amateur umpire for over 30 years, and has been active in many sports associations. Having been invited to umpire the Southwest District regional championship for Little League Baseball was a true highlight for Mike.
Susan Herlocker, Administrative Assistant
Sue is part of the administrative team at Wilson & Kratzer-Chapel of San Ramon Valley and works beside managing director Rodney Oehrlein. She has enjoyed the past twenty years helping families in the healthcare industry. Sue’s life revolves around her position at Wilson & Kratzer, her family and her passion for antiquing and crafting.