Our Funeral Directors & Staff

Our Funeral Directors & Staff

Morris N. Nilsen II

President, Funeral Director
B.S. Mortuary Science, University of Minnesota, 1977


Morris N. Nilsen II is President of Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel and the third generation of the Nilsen family to lead the company. He led the expansion of the chapel’s facilities in 1985 and 1987.

Morrie served as President of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association in 1999-2000 and has served in leadership roles in civic and church organizations and as a member of several nonprofit boards.

The 3rd generation of the Nilsen family to lead the company.

Steven Pierson

Funeral Director
B.S. Mortuary Science, University of Minnesota, 1995


Steve began with Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel as a student intern in 1993, and has been a member of our licensed staff since 1995. He is a graduate of Richfield High School and a resident of Eden Prairie.

Kelsey Nagel

Funeral Director
B.S. Mortuary Science, University of Minnesota, 2010


Kelsey joined Morris Nilsen full time in 2010, after graduating from the University of Minnesota with her Mortuary Science degree. She spent the previous year as a live-in student. She graduated from Lakeville High School in 2006 and is a resident of Richfield.

Stefanie Tilson

Funeral Director
B.S. Mortuary Science, University of Minnesota, 2020


Stefanie joined Morris Nilsen in the spring of 2021, after graduating from the University of Minnesota with her Mortuary Science degree. She spent the previous year as an intern in the Albert Lea area. She graduated from Stillwater Area High School in 2008 and is a resident of Apple Valley.

Bonnie Erickson

Administrator
B.A. Paralegal, University of Minnesota, 1981


Bonnie joined Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel in 2009, assisting the directors in administrative duties. She is a long-time resident of Richfield.

Erica Nilsen Eide

Administrative Assistant
A.A.S. Dakota County Technical College 2006


Erica, a member of the fourth generation of the Nilsen family, has worked for Morris Nilsen since 1999. She handles IT resources and the website. She is a resident of Eagan.