Neptune Society of Nortnern California - Chico

If a death has occurred or you are in need of immediate assistance, please call us at (530) 345-7200 or (800) 445-3551.


Contact Information

Neptune Society of Nortnern California - Chico

1353 East 8th Street
Chico, CA 95928

Call Now: (530) 345-7200 or (800) 445-3551

Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8AM-5PM
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

FD#: 1440


My Step Father was diagnosed with lung cancer in April 2017. Shortly thereafter he decided he wanted to make sure his final disposition was taken care of. We had used Neptune Society for my Mother’s brother and had been pleased with their quick and efficient service as we contacted them after his death. I had little to do with his care but my Step Father had been confident enough to want to use them for his own aftercare, winning his confidence is not an easy thing. We came to the office and dealt with Margaret Mundt who was very efficient, she outlined the program and costs and payment plans, at that point we decided to not only pre-plan for my Step Father but my Mother and myself as well. Margaret did not try to sell us any fancy packages or pressure us into any upgrades or extras though all around us were pretty urns, memorial keepsakes and various jewelry bits but as we were interested in just a basic package, she never once mentioned anything else. She sent us home with the paperwork needed to begin setting up our payment plans. She also explained how the Neptune Society would handle death certificates, advising Social Security, pick up of the body among other things, this really helped me, as I was wondering how I was going to handle these things when the time came. We finalized the paperwork and arranged a payment plan, though, compared to a standard burial it is much, much more affordable. They also have arrangements with Veteran Cemeteries so a veteran can be interred and, depending on the cemetery, the spouse of the veteran, as my Step Father was a Veteran we did this and arranged for my Mother to be interred (when it is her time) with him. On February 4, 2018 my Step Father succumbed to his illness. Hospice called Neptune Society after he was officially declared dead. They arrived in a timely manner, were quick and efficient while being wonderfully respectful, and covered him with the Flag and transported him away. I was then contacted by Margaret we finalized his pre-care and took care of the final expenses of death certificates and permits etc. as we did this my Mother and I decided on two pieces of memorial jewelry and a memorial keepsake urn. My Step Father had been a gunsmithing most of his life and there were pendants in the shape of bullets and we felt it was fate, so we chose those, a more fitting tribute I could not think of. Through this all Margaret was kind, efficient, caring and personable, asking after my Mother and the rest of our family. She recommended a service that Neptune Society offers (for free) that helps with the grieving process to help me but said she thought my mother would benefit from it, saying I could read the emails to her, and hoping she would find comfort and help with them, so I signed up right away. I would recommend Neptune Society to anyone planning ahead who wants to help smooth the process for those left behind, and I can tell you it does smooth and ease the process immensely and made me confident in how the process will go for my Mother and I as well.

Michelle G.
Chico, CA

I am a stickler for good customer service. This company excelled in every area, no red flags ever. Margaret and Marci were gracious and giving at every turn. There was never any doubt my wife Jeanann was in the best of hands and care. I wish more companies would operate with the same care and efficiency. To them, I couldn’t say ‘Thank You’ loud enough.

Gary P.
Millville, CA

My father died in January of 2018 and the arrangements for his cremation were handled by the Neptune Society branch in Chico. Both Marsi Hammon and Margaret Mundt were very professional, efficient, and empathetic. I simply cannot say enough good things about them. I was pleased with the sensitivity with which my father’s body was removed from his home and I was also very pleased with the help that I got in placing the obituary in three different papers. I highly recommend some pre-planning and making contact with Marsi and her group early on so loved ones are not making difficult decisions during emotionally charged times. Neptune Society of Chico handled my mother’s cremation five years ago. On the basis of our experience at that time we had no hesitation in calling on them for my father and we were as pleased with their handling of my father’s death as we were that of my mother.

Linda D.
Paradise, CA

Probably my least favorite review to write. When my Gramma died last year they handled everything for my Mom, but I was not involved in the process. My grandfather passed away a few days ago and I was fortunate enough to be involved in the process this time.

1. When they came to pick up his body (according to my Mom) they were extremely gentle with him. They covered him with a blanket and because he was a war veteran also covered him with a flag when they wheeled him out. This would have meant the world to him because he was so proud to have served our country. They will also be giving us this flag along with his cremated remains.

2. The day after he died we went down to sign the paperwork. Everyone was very kind. The woman who helped us seemed to truly be saddened by our loss. She was very straight forward with pricing and didn’t try to sell us anything extra. She was very helpful and understanding.

3. We opted to view his body, being as how his death was sudden and I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. I wasn’t sure what to expect. We went into a small room. They had draped him in soft, dark blue, blankets with only his face showing. The lights were dimmed, music was softly playing, and there was a couch. We were told to spend as much time there as we wanted, no rush. It was very calming and peaceful…and I feel as though I got some closure.

I know dealing with death is hard. However the Neptune Society made he process so much easier. My Mom signed all the forms quickly and we were given time and space to mourn. We won’t be having a funeral, so this was our time with him. I hope no one has to use their services, but if you do I highly recommend them for their compassion and professionalism.

Michele N.
Elk Grove, CA.

I would like to thank the precious lady who helped me through my process of my husbands death in 2007. Neptune gave them me the choices I wanted and it was very personal to me and I received everything I asked for. I know it has been a while but I was glad that I choose the Neptune Society. Since my husbands passing my father, mother and sister all used the Neptune Society. Now, I am ready to make my arrangements with Neptune for my future needs. My experience could not have been easer and heart felt.. For me I did not have to go though the trauma of planning a week long funeral. I can remember my loved as I have chosen to. Thank you for a pleasant and comforting time in need.

Linda H.
Magalia, CA

I was pleasantly surprised with my experience at this Neptune Society and specifically with Margaret. It’s always hard when thrust into a situation where I know little and have to make immediate decisions. But Margaret was incredibly helpful, and right away I felt that she was genuine. I found the prices surprisingly reasonable and she wasn’t pushy at all with any extras they offer – she was straightforward on the options and prices and even gave me other suggestions on how to do things my own way. Overall she was very professional and helpful. Not that I anticipate or hope to need their services anytime in the near future… but if I did, or when I do, this is will be the place I will go.

Rod B
Walnut Creek, CA

“Thank you all so very much for your professional, caring and very loving attention to our Mom. God bless you.”

C.M & B.M of Chico, CA

About Us

We are located in Chico, CA about 90 miles north of Sacramento. Our office is conveniently located at 1353 East 8th Street, one block west of the Golden State Highway (Highway 99) at the Bartlett Street intersection as you head toward downtown Chico. Our office is located just a few blocks from the California State University’s Chico campus, as well as Lower Bidwell Park and the Bidwell mansion.

Our service area includes northern California from Yuba and Sutter Counties to the Oregon border and from I-5 east to the Nevada border. The Chico office has the largest service area of any Neptune Society office and we take pride in being able to service Neptune Society members who retire to all parts of our beautiful north state.

We are involved in our local community as well as organizations that support families who are facing the loss of a loved one. We are members of the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association, and attend local events such as the CARD Center Senior Fair. We also hold an annual Holiday Open House in our office where we collect donations for Toys for Tots.

Chico is known as the “City of Roses” and is the largest city in Butte County, California, with a population of more than 85,000 people. Chico is home to California State University, Chico, which has an enrollment of more than 17,000 students. The Chico area also includes nearby towns and cities: Paradise, Oroville, Durham, Cohasset, Dayton, Nord, and Forest Ranch.

Chico is home to one of the nation’s largest city parks: Bidwell Park. Bidwell Park accounts for nearly 17% of Chico’s land area, and includes a golf course as well as the historic home of General John and Annie Bidwell, who were among the founders of the city of Chico. Today, the park sprawls across 3,670 acres, covering nearly eleven miles, straddling Big Chico Creek from the Bidwell Mansion in downtown Chico up into the foothills of Upper Park.

We look forward to serving families and individuals who are in need of respectful, sensitive and professional cremation services and advice. If a death has occurred or you are in need of immediate assistance, please call us at (530) 345-7200 or (800) 445-3551.

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Our Services

Neptune Society of Northern California’s Chico office provides packaged cremation services and advice to meet the growing need for preplanned and at-need cremations. Today, more than 40% of Americans choose cremation, as compared to only two or three percent just a generation ago. Why the increase in popularity? Cremation is a cost-effective and environmentally sensitive way to remember your loved ones at a fraction of the cost of a typical funeral and memorial service. Preplanning your cremation takes these advantages even further, allowing you to choose the cremation and memorial services you want before you have a need. It also is a gift for your family, saving them the time and expense of handling these difficult details after your passing.

Veteran Information

Our Chico location works with all National Cemeteries. The nearest National Cemeteries to our office include:

Northern California Veterans Cemetery
11800 Gas Point Road
Igo, CA 96047-0076
(530) 396-2429

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
5810 Midway Road
Dixon, CA 95620
(707) 693-2460

Eagle Point National Cemetery
2763 Riley Road
Eagle Point, OR 97524
(541) 826-2511


Our Staff

Margaret Mundt

Funeral Director and Manager

Margaret Mundt is a licensed Funeral Director and Service Manager of the Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico. Margaret began her career in the funeral industry 35 years ago with the Neptune Society in San Francisco. A native of San Francisco, she was instrumental in the early years of the Neptune Society. Margaret managed San Francisco, Belmont, and for a time, the Sacramento offices of Neputune Society. In 1987, Margaret moved to Paradise, CA and opened the Neptune Society in Chico where she serves families today. Margaret and her husband, Michael, are very active in their daughter’s lives. Much of her time is spent cheering on her daughters at their sporting events. An avid RVer, Margaret has traveled throughout our beautiful country and visited many of our treasured National Parks. Margaret loves the outdoors and spends as much time as she can camping, hiking, and relaxing in our beautiful North State.


Marsi Hammon

Funeral Director

Marsi Hammon has been a licensed funeral director at Neptune Society of Northern California Chico for 10 years. A proud military brat, she has traveled all over the world, including the countries Russia, Japan, Italy, Sweden, France, and Africa just to name a few. A graduate of California State University Chico, she has a bachelor’s degree in History. Her husband owns an energy consulting business in Chico, and her son is active in horseback riding, swimming, and school. Marsi enjoys mountain biking in beautiful Upper Bidwell Park, traveling, running, and spending time with her husband, Marshall, their son, Joshua and their dogs.


Jon Flachsbarth

Funeral Assistant

Jon Flachsbarth is a longtime resident of Chico and has been in the funeral business with the Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico for eight years. Being the first contact families have during the loss of their loved one requires compassion, understanding and a caring professional. This part of Jon’s work is what he finds most rewarding. Jon enjoys Northern California and all it has to offer. Our beautiful weather allows him to spend much of his free time camping in his 5th wheel trailer with his wife, Elke, and their dogs. Jon is an Officer of the Chico Elks Lodge #423 and volunteers on many of their charity events. Jon also helps his fellow veterans with fundraising through the Elks Lodge.


Nathan Velasquez

Funeral Assistant

Nathan Velasquez has worked with Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico branch for the past year. He takes pride in helping families during their time of loss. His compassion and care are evident in his work. As a part time employee and full time student at Chico State University he finds himself quite busy. Nathan is majoring in Mechatronic Engineering and hopes to ultimately work as an engineer in the automobile industry. While native to Southern California, Nathan enjoys the Chico area and all that Northern California has to offer. He enjoys fishing, swimming, hiking, and bike riding.


In the Community

Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico - Jon Flachsbarth Celebrates 10 Years of Service

Congratulations to Jon Flachsbarth (Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico office). This month, he celebrates 10 years of service with us. Thank you for your hard work and dedication Jon!


Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico - Thank You to Our Local Law Enforcement Agencies

February 2017

Oroville, CA and the surrounding Butte County areas are affected by the continued erosion of Oroville Dam’s main spillway and auxiliary spillways. As a thank you to our law enforcement agencies, our office delivered 3 dozen donuts each to the Butte County Sheriff’s office, the California Highway Patrol, and the Chico Police Department this morning.


Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico - Delivering Cakes to VA Medical Clinic in Honor of Veterans Day

November 2016


Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico - 2016 CHAPCA Hospice Convention

Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico - Delivers Apple Pie Donations for Labor Day

Holiday Open House

Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico invites you to bring an unwrapped toy for our Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drive and a business card for a chance to win a Holiday Stocking. Attendees of our Open House are also invited to sign holiday cards which will be mailed to wounded Veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center.

December 10, 2015 11:30AM – 1:30PM


California Hospice and Palliative Care Association Annual Conference

CHAPCA is a membership association that promotes and strengthens the delivery of palliative and hospice care for terminally ill patients and their families through education and advocacy. Join Neptune Society of California’s Chico office at the upcoming annual conference for additional information.

November 9-10, 2015

Hilton Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

December 10, 2015 11:30AM – 1:30PM


CARD Center Senior Fair

October 1, 2015