Brian Drews Obituary, Death- The Columbia Heights neighborhood mourns Beanie, Brian Henry Drews, a dear friend. His funeral will be at Robin Hood Crematorium at 9:30 am on October 23, followed by a wake at Knowle Royal British Legion. Instead of flowers, Beanie’s family requests donations to Marie Curie, his favorite cause. To honor Beanie’s laid-back attitude, participants are urged to dress comfortably. Beanie affected many lives, and the outpouring of support shows that. In Columbia Heights, MN, a resident friend, and neighbor died.
Besides being a beloved community member, Beanie was active in several organizations. He volunteered in Immaculate Conception church events and gave back to the community. Beanie was also a proud Italian American Foundation member and Columbia Heights football coach. His dedication to these groups showed his desire to unite his community. The gratitude shown to the firefighters and EMS staff who worked valiantly to save Beanie shows his impact on others. Their activities demonstrate Columbia Heights’ camaraderie and support.
A close friend of Beanie said he gave joy and warmth to their lives in a touching tribute. These recollections depict a person who brought comfort, joy, and true concern. Beanie’s sense of humor, his habit of sending encouraging notes after returning home, and Sunday morning breakfasts with laughing are remembered by the buddy. The heartfelt homage captures Beanie’s traits—corny jokes, caring gestures, raspy voice that cracked with enthusiasm, and, most importantly, his wide, cheesy smile, which will be missed most. Beanie’s influence was amazing; he had a pure and wonderful heart.
His selflessness, willingness to offer a stranger his clothes and good impact on countless lives made him extraordinary. Beanie may be gone, but his loved ones remember him. As the community says goodbye, Beanie’s performance of “What a Wonderful World” will remember them of the joy he offered to others. As we say goodbye, let us remember Beanie as a remarkable person who made an indelible impression on Columbia Heights, a friend who became family, and a soul who will be missed but never forgotten. Rest easy, Brian (Beanie) Drews. May Jeff, LJ, and Todd, your close buddies, comfort you with a cold one in eternity.