Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 208-344-4441 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Dorn R. Rademacher

Dorn R. Rademacher

Funeral Director / Managing Partner

Dorn started his career in funeral service on October 1, 1979 at Relyea Funeral Chapel. He worked for Mr. Russell A. Relyea, the founder of the business. In early 1982, Dorn was approached by Mr. Relyea about purchasing the funeral home. On October 1, 1982, Dorn and his father-in-law, Mr. G. Conway Grant, purchased the business from the Relyea family. Upon Conway's retirement in 1991, Dorn purchased his 1/2 interest, becoming the sole owner of the funeral home. Dorn is the Managing Partner of Relyea Funeral Chapel and recently celebrated 31 years with the funeral home in October 2010.

Dorn has been married to Holley (Grant) Rademacher for 32 years. He has four children and seven grandchildren at present. His hobbies include skiing, boating and golfing.

Email: wecare@relyeafuneralchapel.com


Charles R. Grunig

Charles R. Grunig

Funeral Director

Charlie has been with Relyea Funeral Chapel since September 2005. He has been married to Sarah for 13 years and they have three daughters and a son. Charlie is a member of the Idaho Funeral Service Association and is busily engaged with his local church.

Charlie's hobbies include reading, fishing, camping and jogging.

Email: wecare@relyeafuneralchapel.com


Derk B. Heiner

Derk B. Heiner

Funeral Planning Advisor

Derk started at Relyea Funeral Chapel in 1993 as a pre-planning advisor, helping families their desired arrangements ahead of their time of need.

Derk is a native Idahoan. He was born in Burley, was raised in Cambridge, and is now living in Melba. His parents are Lynn and Jeanne Heiner of Melba, Idaho. He is the third of 12 children.

Derk married Lisa L. Lenz in 1985. They have five children.

Derk's hobbies and interests are his family, his involvement in the Latter-Day Saints Church, waterskiing, basketball, horseback riding and training horses.

Crystal Redmond

Crystal Redmond

Administrative Assistant

Crystal grew up in Eagle, Idaho. She graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Bachelor's Degree in History. Her area of interest was Middle Eastern History, for which she participated in a study abroad program living in Jerusalem, Israel for three months. She minored in Music and enjoys performing. Her other hobbies are color guard, reading, and almost anything outdoors. She has an active personality and likes to smile.

Crystal has been with Relyea Funeral Chapel since 2016.

Ellen Ransom

Ellen Ransom

Administrative Assistant



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