August 15, 1962 - November 18, 2018

Andrew “Andy” Ward Beyel, of Richfield, Minnesota was born on August 15, 1962, and passed away unexpectedly on November 18th, 2018 in his home.

Andy is preceded in death by father, Howard Beyel and his mother, Marilyn Beyel. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Lynn; son, Daniel; daughter, Rachel; his cat, Kitty or Mittens; half-sister, Kathy Beyel; step-sisters, Jessica Johnson and Erica Johnson, and step-mother, Charlene Beyel. Andy was a goofy and loving father, husband, coach, community member, and most importantly friend to everyone.

Andy loved sports, especially baseball. He was a Mets, Yankees, and Twins fan but you could throw any game on, and he would sit, watch it and discuss it without any hesitation. Andy was a Richfield graduate, Graduating from Richfield Senior High School in 1980. Andy has always been a part of the Richfield community and to most, was known as “Coach”. He coached his son, Daniel in baseball, football, and basketball throughout his youth. He also coached his Daughter, Rachel in softball. Andy took so much pride in his marriage and in his children, he was the ultimate family man.

Memorials preferred.


  1. Jeff & Nan says:

    He will be greatly missed !!

  2. Cynthia Abbe says:

    So very sorry for your loss. He was a lovely man, and was so kind and giving. He will be remembered fondly.
    David, Cindy, Nate Abbe

  3. Linda Cipera says:

    My heart and thoughts go out to Andy’s family. A huge loss.

  4. Janelle Zein says:

    Andy always had a smile on his face and brought a warm energy to every situation. Tijani lived having Andy as a coach, and I enjoyed getting to know the Beyel family as friends. He was a wonderful man and a great member of the Richfield community.

  5. Marykay Alexson says:

    So very sad to hear this news! Sorry for you loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Tim, Marykay, Jeff and Greg Alexson

  6. C Westby says:

    So sad to hear this, best wishes to the family. Andy will always be one of my favorite co-worker, T-2300
    (Richfield Target) will always miss his positive attitude and great friend to all…

  7. Lisa Thole says:

    We will miss him! He was an amazing man with such a great sense of humor. We have been so lucky to have him as our neighbor.

    Lisa and John Thole

  8. Larry Betzold says:

    My heart and prayers go out to Lynn and the Family.

  9. Bostrom Family says:

    Lynn I’m so sorry. Love and hugs for your family❤️

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