Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Rick Little Vice President, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

As a 28 year resident of Longview/Kelso, WA, Rick has been employed all that time as a licensed funeral director and embalmer who is currently The Vice President/General Manager of the Pierce Group Inc. where he manages the operations of Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park and Dahl McVicker Funeral Homes as well as several other funeral homes in Southwest Washington. Rick currently serves on the regulatory board for Funeral Homes and Cemeteries in the State of Washington. He is a Past President of the Kelso Lions Club and Past President of Longview Community Church. He is also Past President of the Washington State Funeral Director’s Association of which he was honored as Funeral Director of the Year in 2009. Rick has been involved with Stageworks Northwest (a NonProfit Community Theatre) for the past seven years currently serving as President of the Board of Directors. He has been married to Lorraine for the past 25 years and has two children Lance and Amy.

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Susan Sherwin General Manager and Licensed Funeral Director

Susan proudly started working at Longview Memorial Park/Steele Chapel in 2007 after her mother died. She is committed to caring for families with the same compassion shown to her when her mother died. It’s been over nine years now and she still enjoys coming to work each and every day. Susan is currently our Director of Family Services and is continuing her education to become a Funeral Director. Susan is attending Lower Columbia College to earn her associate degree thereby completing her internship. Susan is a native to Cowlitz County. Growing up in Longview then later moving to Kelso where she raised her four children. When not working at the cemetery/funeral home, she enjoys playing with her grandchildren and spending time with family.

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Jim Waldroupe Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

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Mike Dahl Licensed Funeral Director, Family Service and Pre-need Counselor

Mike grew up in the funeral industry and has been with Northwood Park since 2008. He graduated from Kelso High School in 1977 and earned an Associate Degree from Lane community College in Eugene, Oregon in 1980. Mike comes to us after a long career in aviation where he logged over 14000 flight hours mostly as a Bush Pilot in Alaska.

Mike is licensed as both a Funeral Director and an Insurance Agent representing ForeThought Life Insurance Company. Mike can assist you with all your funeral, cremation, and cemetery needs and is a specialist in pre-planning.

Mike has been married to his wife, Paula, since 1981. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. In their spare time they enjoy family time with their grandchildren, boating and the company of their Scottish Terrier.

Mike is very active in the Elks Lodge where he is a Past Exalted Ruler and a State Officer.

Fir Lawn Funeral Chapel

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Tim Berg Manager, Family Service and Pre-need Counselor

Rick Little

Vice President, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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As a 28 year resident of Longview/Kelso, WA, Rick has been employed all that time as a licensed funeral director and embalmer who is currently The Vice President/General Manager of the Pierce Group Inc. where he manages the operations of Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park and Dahl McVicker Funeral Homes as well as several other funeral homes in Southwest Washington. Rick currently serves on the regulatory board for Funeral Homes and Cemeteries in the State of Washington. He is a Past President of the Kelso Lions Club and Past President of Longview Community Church. He is also Past President of the Washington State Funeral Director’s Association of which he was honored as Funeral Director of the Year in 2009. Rick has been involved with Stageworks Northwest (a NonProfit Community Theatre) for the past seven years currently serving as President of the Board of Directors. He has been married to Lorraine for the past 25 years and has two children Lance and Amy.

Susan Sherwin

General Manager and Licensed Funeral Director
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Susan proudly started working at Longview Memorial Park/Steele Chapel in 2007 after her mother died. She is committed to caring for families with the same compassion shown to her when her mother died. It’s been over nine years now and she still enjoys coming to work each and every day. Susan is currently our Director of Family Services and is continuing her education to become a Funeral Director. Susan is attending Lower Columbia College to earn her associate degree thereby completing her internship. Susan is a native to Cowlitz County. Growing up in Longview then later moving to Kelso where she raised her four children. When not working at the cemetery/funeral home, she enjoys playing with her grandchildren and spending time with family.

Jim Waldroupe

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Tim Berg

Manager, Family Service and Pre-need Counselor
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Mike Dahl

Licensed Funeral Director, Family Service and Pre-need Counselor
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Mike grew up in the funeral industry and has been with Northwood Park since 2008. He graduated from Kelso High School in 1977 and earned an Associate Degree from Lane community College in Eugene, Oregon in 1980. Mike comes to us after a long career in aviation where he logged over 14000 flight hours mostly as a Bush Pilot in Alaska.

Mike is licensed as both a Funeral Director and an Insurance Agent representing ForeThought Life Insurance Company. Mike can assist you with all your funeral, cremation, and cemetery needs and is a specialist in pre-planning.

Mike has been married to his wife, Paula, since 1981. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. In their spare time they enjoy family time with their grandchildren, boating and the company of their Scottish Terrier.

Mike is very active in the Elks Lodge where he is a Past Exalted Ruler and a State Officer.