OBITUARY

Edgar "Ed" C. Beaver

April 16, 1948May 14, 2013
Play Tribute Movie

Edgar “Ed” Charles Beaver, 65, of Culver, MN passed away unexpectedly from a tragic highway accident on May 14, 2013.

Ed was born in Harrisburg, PA on April 16, 1948 to John Kenneth and Elizabeth Beaver. He grew up in St. Louis, MO, graduating from McCluer High School in Florissant, MO in 1966. He then moved to Columbia, MO where he trained as a piano tuner and worked for the Humane Society.

Ed moved to Duluth in 1979 where he attended UMD, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. While living in Duluth, Ed worked for the Masters Piano Shop, the Cloquet Pine Knot, Cloquet Journal, Hermantown Star, and the Spooner Advocate, where he published a column called “Beaver Tails.” Ed eventually became self-employed as a piano tuner and also went on to work as a truck driver for Timberline Trucking and North Shore Oil and Propane.

Ed was an incredible writer and story teller. His passion for people and conversation was unmatched. He was a man of the outdoors and loved nature. From his time spent as a boy scout and canoe racer to the time spent hunting, fishing, and camping, Ed shared every adventure with family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; and step-son, Monty Lyons.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy; son Nate (his wife and Ed’s daughter-in-law, Abagail); step-son, Corey; grandchildren, Rayne Robison, Dane Wilson, Dominic Lyons; sister, Carol Snyder; brother, Jack Beaver; and many other family and friends.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m., Sunday, May 19 at Bell Brothers Funeral Home, 601 N 56th Ave W, in Duluth. Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Monday, May 20 at First Presbyterian Church, 300 E 2nd St., in Duluth with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Sunrise Memorial Park. To leave a memory of Ed or words of support, please visit www.bellbrothersfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, May 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 20, 2013
REMEMBERING

Edgar "Ed" C. Beaver

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY

receive updates when new memories are posted

RECEIVE UPDATES
William Braun

March 17, 2014

I'm shocked to have found this. I grew up with Nate for a few years in MN, some of the best years of my youth. My brother, Dirk, and I loved going to Mr. Beaver's house. We enjoyed hockey (and pizza afterwards), motorcycles and the outdoors. One of my fondest memories was when Mr. Beaver drove Nate, Dirk, and I up the river by his house, dropped us off, and then went to meet us at the bottom. The journey down stream in freezing cold water, wearing nothing but underwear, put some hair on our backs! Aside from being an exciting and fun rafting trip, it was a learning experience. Mr. Beaver was a wise man, and in sync with Mother Nature. Years later, when I read about John Muir, I thought of him. I remember him as always being exceptionally kind and patient. My thoughts and deepest sympathy are with his family, and especially warm regards to Nate. Your life with him would be the envy of many. Very Best Regards, Will Braun

Dale W. Hopkins

March 10, 2014

I just ran across Ed's obit and am so sorry that he is gone. I grew up with Ed in Florissant, MO, and lost touch with him when I joined the service. We spent many nights camping together both in the Scouts and with his parents. I remember his first motorcycle, a Cushman two speed, that we had to push down the street to get started. Ed, Dave Hill and I were inseparable during junior and senior high! We did canoe races on the Current River and double dated to a Simon and Garfunkel concert at Washington University. I also remember the pet raccoon he had and would take camping with us. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate your memory of him. If you should ever want to get in touch, I can be reached at dale.w.hopkins@hotmail.com. Thank you so much for the pictures as he grew up exactly as I would have imagined.

Donna Mickelson

May 21, 2013

A light has gone out here on earth. A new bright light has been lit in heaven. I will miss that earthly light.

Stephanie Kujawa

May 21, 2013

Nate you are the most wonderful brother in law any one could ask for. You are awesome with my kids. You are a fantastic husband to my amazing sister Abby. I give credit for this to your father Ed. He and your mother raised one of the most spectacular people I will ever know ..you! =) Love your sister in- law Stephanie.

May 20, 2013

Cathy,Nate, Corey, Rayne and Dane, We are so sorry for your painful loss. We pray for each minute you miss Ed, Dad, Grandpa, you will be able to dwell on the special times you had with him. God bless you with scerenity and peace. Love, Lin and Randy Krohn

Donald Line

May 20, 2013

Nate & Abby We are sorry for Ed"s Passing
Frank & Donald LIne

May 19, 2013

Nate and Abby, so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Stay strong, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gary and Carolyn Guck

john & pam goetzmann

May 18, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of the events of last Tuesday. We know Ed will be greatly missed. We will always remember the good times…and there were many…fireworks by the lake in Columbia, MO, practical jokes, canoeing in Indiana, camping at Wisconsin Dells (30 degrees and raining), Ed tackling the suicide water slide at the Dells, camping at Mackinac Island (rental bikes with harsh seats and flat tires, Nate sleeping in the bike seat), Beaver Tales, Santa Claus visiting the house in Duluth, Ed learning golf, camping with stories around the campfire, and of course fishing. We also remember when Ed accepted Christ and was baptized, and his new found zeal. We hadn't had the opportunity to see as much of Ed in recent years, but it was good to see him again at Nate and Abby's wedding.
Nate and Abby, Cathy, we know your loss is great. May you be comforted again in the knowledge that the separation is but temporary.
Love,
Uncle John and Aunt Pam
I Thes 4: 13-18, I Thes 5: 9-11

Karen Young

May 18, 2013

So sorry to hear about Ed. I knew Ed when he and my big brother David were good friends in high school and canoe racing partners. I will always remember his love of animals and especially his pet raccoon. I had just reconnected with Ed through facebook when David passed away suddenly in January. Perhaps they are canoe racing together again.

May 18, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of the events of last Tuesday. We know Ed will be greatly missed. We will always remember the good times…and there were many…fireworks by the lake in Columbia, MO, practical jokes, canoeing in Indiana, camping at Wisconsin Dells (30 degrees and raining), Ed tackling the suicide water slide at the Dells, camping at Mackinac Island (rental bikes with harsh seats and flat tires, Nate sleeping in the bike seat), Beaver Tales, Santa Claus visiting the house in Duluth, Ed learning golf, camping with stories around the campfire, and of course fishing. We also remember when Ed accepted Christ and was baptized, and his new found zeal. We hadn't had the opportunity to see as much of Ed in recent years, but it was good to see him again at Nate and Abby's wedding.
Nate and Abby, Cathy,
We know your loss is great. May you be comforted again in the knowledge that the separation is but temporary.
Love,
Uncle John and Aunt Pam
I Thes 4: 13-18, I Thes 5: 9-11