Mission Statement

We promise to give you exceptional service, at an honest price.

We care about YOU.


Matthew Johnsrud (Owner, Funeral Director) is a Minnesotan born and raised and also a proud Marine Corps (’93-’98) veteran. Matt is proud to live in the most beautiful city on earth, Duluth, Minnesota. It is the hometown of his lovely wife Delana and their four equally good looking children. When not working you might find him riding mountain bikes with his kids.

Matt’s career in funeral service began in 1999 in Seattle, WA, working as an apprentice at a crematory. With no family history in the funeral industry, he found himself well suited for helping others in their time of need. He graduated mortuary science school in Mesa, Arizona, and ASU in 2005. Matt and his budding young family returned to Minnesota, and has worked in the northland since 2006.

Matt started Affordable Cremation & Burial, and it has been in business since January of 2014. He is a fully licensed funeral director & embalmer licensed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Matt is well versed in all aspects of funeral service. It’s more than just a job, because death is something we will all eventually face. The ability to serve others in their time of need is it’s own reward.