Jeff Lillemoen, Owner/Funeral Director
Born in Cambridge, MN and raised in Isanti. Jeff graduated from Cambridge High School in 1983 and from the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Program in 1992. In 1992, he spent a short time working for Guy Olson at the Olson Funeral home in Fergus Fall, MN. In November of 1992 is when he began his career in Cambridge working for Terry Labatte at the time the funeral home was called, Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home. In April of 2004 Jeff and his wife Kelly purchased the funeral home from Cindy Labatte and named it Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Jeff also owns and operates a crematory north of Cambridge. He is a Licensed Insurance Producer as well as a Licensed Funeral Director in the state of Minnesota.
He and wife Kelly have two sons Grant and Gavin. In his spare time he enjoys playing his guitars and is also the drummer in the Praise Band of his church; Joy Lutheran of Cambridge.
Kelly Lillemoen, Owner
Cambridge is Kelly's hometown, very few families walk into her path that she is not familiar with. She is very grateful to be serving families in her own community. Kelly hasn't always worked beside her husband, Jeff. After college, she interned at the Silver Lake Clinic in NE Minneapolis and worked her way up to Administrative Positions throughout her 17 year career. Kelly is a board member of the Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge-Isanti All School Reunion Committee and is also a member of Joy Lutheran Church of Cambridge.
Ty Sunderman, Licensed Funeral Director
Ty began working at Carlson-Lillemoen in November of 2014.
Ty was a honors graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BS in Math and Science and a 1991 graduate of the Community College of the Air Force with an AA Degree in Logistical Management. He is a proud U.S. Veteran, serving in Desert Storm and Operation Just Cause (Panama).
He brings 21 years of experience to Carlson-Lillemoen, along with knowledge, and dedication. He is a funeral director at its finest.
We are very proud to have him part of our team.
Susan Parsons, Office Administrator
Susan has been with Carlson-Lillemoen since February of 2014.
Raised in Rapid City, South Dakota, she soon found Cambridge to be her forever home. She has lived and worked in several funeral homes in South Dakota and Minnesota. Her goal some day is to become a licensed funeral director. She is currently a full time student, wife to Casey and mother to Gabe.
Her experience, goals, and delightful personality make her a valuable employee.
When she does have spare time on her hands she enjoys biking, making jewelry, and her family.
Curt Olson, Funeral Assistant
Curt was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1958. He was a member of the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department and also worked as a photographer with Carlson Photography of Cambridge. Since his retirement, he has worked at the funeral home assisting in many ways. His professional photography skills are a bonus for families when taking photos. He and his wife Lois are both active members of North Isanti Baptist Church of Cambridge.
Terry Labatte, Owner 1974 - 2001
In Memory of Terry Labatte
1944 - 2001
Terry came to Cambridge in 1969 to work for Gordon and Stanley Carlson as a Licensed Funeral Director. In 1974 he purchased the funeral home and ran the business up until his health failed him in 2001. It was Terry who inspired Jeff Lillemoen in the direction of Mortuary Science. Terry was active in his community and was a member of the Cambridge Lutheran Church.
Gordon Carlson, Retired Director, Owner 1952 - 1974
In Memory of Gordon Carlson
1916 - 2010.
In 1952 Gordon purchased the funeral home from Alvin Berglund and ran it for two years at which time his brother Stanley Carlson joined the business. Gordon and Stanley operated the Carlson Funeral Home along with an ambulance service for several years. In 1974 they sold the funeral home to Terry Labatte and Gordon retired from the day to day operations.
He continued working in several areas with the funeral home until 2004 when his health prevented him from doing so. He worked many, many services with Jeff, but only one service under the name of Carlson-Lillemoen. Gordon was very, very proud of Jeff's name on the funeral home.
He was one of the original board members for Cambridge Memorial Hospital and was a long time active member of North Isanti Baptist Church.
Stanley Carlson, Owner 1952 - 1974
In Memory of Stanley Carlson
1923 - 1999
Stanley was a licensed funeral director in Minnesota and owned and operated Carlson Funeral Home alongside his brother, Gordon. Stan was very active with First Baptist Church in Cambridge. He and his wife Donna raised their family in the living quarters at the funeral home. We have heard many great stories from people of their visits at the Carlson's. After retiring from the funeral home Stan kept busy selling memorials for Braham Monument Company. Stanley passed away in January of 1999.
Alvin Berglund Sr., Owner 1923 - 1952
In Memory of Alvin Berglund Sr.
1892 - 1986
Alvin Berglund Sr. was born in Cambridge, graduated from Cambridge High School and later attended the University of Minnesota College of Mortuary Service. He was a charter member of the Cambridge American Legion Post 290, was mayor of Cambridge for several years, was the coroner for 30 years and was an active Zurah Shriner.