Ryan L. Beers, age 27, of Alexandria, died Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at Knute Nelson Home in Alexandria.
Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria with Fr. Steve Binsfeld officiating. Music is provided by pianist, Laurie J. Youngers and cantor, Jessica Klimek. Private family inurnment will take place at Geneva Cemetery, Alexandria at a later date.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, with parish prayers at 4 p.m., at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Ryan Lee Beers was born on March 18, 1990, to Stephen and Germaine (Klimek) Beers in Alexandria. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Ryan attended Jefferson High School and graduated in 2008. He continued his education at St. Cloud State for a short time and graduated from St. Cloud Tech in 2013, with an Associate’s Degree in Architecture. During high school and part of college, Ryan worked at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria at the marina and activity center. He also worked as a desk clerk for various hotels and at Electrolux in St. Cloud. Ryan moved to Grand Forks in 2015, where he worked as a supervisor for a clothing company until he became sick. Ryan enjoyed golfing and earned two holes-in-one. He also enjoyed watching his favorite sports teams which included the Gophers, Vikings, and Wild. He cherished his time with friends as they were a big part of his life. Ryan also loved spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Don Beers; maternal grandfather, Jerome Klimek; godfather, Rick Klimek; uncle, Tim Midboe; and brothers-in-law, Matthew Baumann and Matt Bonds.
Ryan is survived by his parents, Stephen and Germaine Beers of Alexandria; brother, Brent Guenther of Miltona; two sisters, Brandee (Tyrel) Baumann of Alexandria and Rachael (Antwaun) Beers of Fergus Falls; special friend, Kat Del Zoppo; six nieces and nephews, Jaden Guenther, Myrissa Guenther, Nathan Baumann, Karlee Baumann, Hunter Bonds, and Antwaun Phillips Jr.; paternal grandmother, Barb Beers of Alexandria; maternal grandmother, Delleen Klimek of Alexandria; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Pallbearers are Korey Pedraza, Steve Maloney, Bryant Pearson, Mike Kirscht, Pat Eustice, and Ricky Walberg. Honorary pallbearers are his nieces, nephews, and all of his friends.