• Bell Brothers Funeral Home
    Duluth, MN
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Edgar C. Beaver 1948 - 2013
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Monday, 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
Monday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, May 20, 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.
Monday, 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
Monday, May 20, 2013
Nate & Abby We are sorry for Ed"s Passing
Frank & Donald LIne
Sunday, 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
Saturday, 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
Saturday, 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.
Saturday, 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
Friday, May 17, 2013
Cathy, Nate, & Family -
We are so sorry to learn of Ed's accident - what a shock. Our hearts are ladened with sadness that he had to leave us so prematurely. We will surely miss Ed and his great friendship. A great patriot he was - with so much love for God and Country.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
Joe, Linda, & Sean Miller
Friday, May 17, 2013
May you find strength
In the love of family
And in the warm embrace
Of friends.

Bruce and Brenda Blasey
Friday, May 17, 2013
I have known Eddie since 1967 and remember him well when he drove into a snow storm on his motorcycle in Michigan to come to John and my wedding. I remember when he was visiting in Spokane Wa and he and my son rode bicycles all over town to collect cans from the parks to sell and they bought a goldfish. It was a great time. I send my prayers to Nate, Abby and Cathy and his new family. I will miss his facebook adventures. God bless and rest in peace.
Friday, May 17, 2013
All individuals are unique, but it is safe to say that my brother
Ed was "more unique"! He was passionate in his love of nature and the outdoors and also in his religious and political beliefs (few of which we shared!) He was a devoted and interactive parent to his own and any other children who crossed his path. He was a fine writer, an outdoorsman extraordinaire and always incredibly optimistic (this is a family trait) He loved hunting, history and his motorcycle. He regularly appeared as Daniel Boone at the local schools in order to teach the history of that era. At 65, he was more like an energetic 40 something and we had every reason to believe he had many years of lively life ahead of him. He and his wife Cathy were definitely a dynamic duo, with no list of activities or responsibilities too daunting for the two of them, including providing a loving home for their grandchildren, Rahne and Dane. Sadly Ed was on the verge of retiring at the time of his death, something I believe he was truly looking forward to. His absence will create an unfilllable void for both his family and friends, though I believe his spirit and the great gifts of his life on earth will continue to provide both sustenance and guidance to all of us.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Words can't express the depths of our saddness. He was such a great father to not only Nate but also Chase and then Abby, then Rayne and Dane. Ed's greatest joy was being Nate's dad. He felt so blessed to have added four more 'children' to complete his family circle. He looked forward to being a grandpa someday. My heart is broken this dream was cut short.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Nate and Abby, you are both in our prayers in this sad time in your lives. Only met Ed a couple of times, but he was genuine and kind. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Tom, Teri, Megan and Kyle
Friday, May 17, 2013
In memory of Ed
Thursday, May 16, 2013
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, Cathy. Ed was a great guy - full of smiles and laughs and stories. He loved to talk and he loved being outdoors. He will be missed. May God give you and your family His peace, His hope, and His comfort.
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