Our Staff


Staff members of Cavallin Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Jerry Cavallin

Jerry Cavallin

Owner

Jerry Cavallin, owner of Cavallin Funeral Home, grew up in Two Harbors, where he graduated from high school, attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.  After working part-time at Svendsen-Johnson Funeral Home through high school, he returned in 1980 to serve his internship.  After the retirement of Ole Svendsen in 1982 and Waddon Johnson in 1984, Jerry bought the funeral home, and changed the name to Cavallin Funeral Home in 1990.

 Jerry lives in Two Harbors, with his wife Barb, who for many years helped in the operation of the funeral home, and is now an elementary school teacher.  They have three adult sons, all of which have helped at the funeral home in various ways while growing up - Ben and his wife Jenna now live and work in Duluth, Alex (who also works at the funeral home) and his wife Karen live in Two Harbors, and Nate and his wife Sarah live and work in Duluth.

As a community member Jerry has been active at the First Baptist Church, recently completed over twenty years of service on the Lake View Memorial Hospital Board, and was involved in school activities during his sons’ school years.  During time away from the funeral home he enjoys time with his family including three new granddaughters, and time at the cabin. 

Jerry appreciates the opportunity to serve the families of the North Shore during a difficult time  


Alex Cavallin

Alex Cavallin

Licensed Funeral Director

Alex grew up in Two Harbors, where he graduated from high school in 2005.  He went on to attend the College of St. Scholastica, where he graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and History.  During this time Alex also was licensed to sell life insurance.  In 2010 he graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, and returned to Two Harbors, to serve the families of his hometown. 

Alex and his wife, Karen live in rural Two Harbors with their German Shepherd, Shelby and are expecting their first child in December of 2015.

In his spare time Alex enjoys watching the Vikings, Gophers, and Twins, Crossfit, lifting weights, running, and walking their dog.


Nik Edlund

Nik Edlund

Licensed Funeral Director

 was born and raised in Two Harbors. I graduated from Two Harbors High School in 1999, attended UWS for two years, and then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2002. I returned to Two Harbors after graduation and began my internship at Cavallin Funeral Home in 2003. Later that year I earned my funeral director’s license and have worked as a director at Cavallin Funeral Home ever since. I also run North Shore Memorials out of the funeral home, where we sell grave markers, monuments, and arrange for engraving of final dates on existing markers. 

I live in Two Harbors with my wife, Sarah (Falk) who works as an X-ray tech for Lake View Memorial Hospital in Two Harbors. I have three kids; Kaden (9), Hattie (7), and Landon (3). I’m a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. In my spare time, I like to hunt, fish, watch movies, play with my kids, and golf. I’m a big Minnesota Vikings fan and love playing fantasy football. I also help operate draftseason.com which is a website that focuses on college football players who are entering the NFL Draft.

Telephone: 1-218-834-2952


Lou Fussy

Lou was born in Little Falls, Minnesota, grew up on a farm in the Royalton area. He graduated from Royalton High School in 1963. In 1966 Lou began flight lessons at the Brainerd Airport, and continued on to obtain various pilot’s licenses including, private, commercial, and instructor’s licenses for airplanes and instruments, and later multi engine ratings and certificates to fly on floats and skis. 

He graduated from Brainerd Junior College in 1968. Lou served in the National Guards 
from 1963 to 1969. He worked as a flight instructor and charter pilot in Brainerd, Bismarck, North Dakota, and later St. Cloud. He attended Northwestern College of Chiropractic and the College of St. Thomas graduating as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1975. Lou worked as a chiropractor in Thief River Falls and moved to Duluth in 1980. 

He went back to school at the University of Minnesota, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science. He was employed by Crawford Funeral Service in Duluth for 23 years, before accepting employment with Cavallin Funeral Home in 2003. 

In his free time, Lou enjoys hunting, fishing, and flying.

Telephone: 1-218-834-2952


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