About Us

Our Staff

We are fully staffed at Dirks-Blem Funeral Service with four licensed funeral directors: Gordon Blem, Dave Grund, Derek Harrier, and Belle Ryberg. All four of us are graduates of the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Program. Gordy and his wife, Lynnette, moved to Olivia in 1979 and raised their three children here. Dave grew up in Danube, and later moved to Renville with his wife, Michelle, and their three children. Derek was raised in Olivia and returned here where he resides with his wife, Kelly, and their three daughters. Belle grew up in Hector and after graduating from college moved to Olivia to join the firm. We look forward to assisting you with any questions you may have regarding traditional funerals, cremation memorial services, grave markers, or pre-arranged funerals.

Funeral Directors
     Belle Ryberg / Derek Harrier / Gordon Blem / Dave Grund