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- Licensed Funeral Director

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 five young grandchildren, 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 Two Harbors with their two daughters, Reagan and Quinn.

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

Lou Fussy

Licensed funeral director

Lou was born in Little Falls, Minnesota, grew up on a farm in the Royalton area and graduated from Royalton High School in 1963. In 1966 Lou began flight lessons at the Brainerd Airport, and later earned 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. 

After graduating from Brainerd Junior College in 1968, Lou served in the National Guards, and 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 retuned to school at the University of Minnesota, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science, and was employed by Crawford Funeral Service in Duluth for 23 years, before joining Cavallin Funeral Home in 2003. 

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

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