Our Staff

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.


Chris Dierickx- Owner, Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Funeral Insurance Agent

Chris is a fourth generation funeral director.  His great grandfather worked at Straub’s Funeral Home for the original owner and founder, Wilmer Swank.  Chris graduated from Mt. Hood Community College’s Mortuary Science program in 1994.  He and his wife Wendi moved to Camas in 1996 to manage Straub’s Funeral Home which they purchased from his parents in 2010.  In his spare time Chris helped coach youth football and baseball.  He also enjoys golfing and spending time with his friends and family.



Wendy Dierickx- Owner

Wendi helps run the office at Straub’s.  She and her husband, Chris, have two children.  When she isn’t working, she likes to devote her time making memories with her family.

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Lynn King - Licensed Funeral Director and Funeral Insurance Agent

Lynn was brought onto the team in 2015.  After serving in the Marine Corps, she moved up from southern California to attend the Mount Hood Community College Mortuary Science program, where she graduated in 2016.  She is a licensed Funeral Director and insurance agent, and is currently serving her embalming apprenticeship under Chris’ guidance.  She assists in first calls and the day-to-day operations of the funeral home, in addition to coordinating funeral arrangements and services.  In her spare time, Lynn enjoys day hiking, camping, horseback riding, competitive marksmanship, and spending time with friends and family. 

Our Extended Family


Rudy and Karen Dierickx

Rudy is a former owner of Straub’s.  While he is enjoying the retired life with his wife, Karen, he continues to help out as a crematory driver from time to time.  He enjoys golfing, especially with his son, Chris, participating in the Lions club, reading, and a nice lunch of Camas Chinese cuisine. 

Karen is also a former owner of Straub’s, and is still licensed as an officiant. Although she is now retired, she sometimes comes out of retirement to assist with services or to manage the office if Chris and Lynn are out. Karen enjoys spending quality time with her children and grandchildren. 

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