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Brian K. "Bum" Crowe

September 3, 1969 ~ September 27, 2020 (age 51)

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Brian Keith “Bum” Crowe, age 51, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN.


Brian was born on September 3, 1969 in Chicago, IL to Edison Crowe and Roberta Cook. He attended school in Bemidji, MN and later moved to Minneapolis where he lived for many years. He was currently working at Division of Indian Works in Minneapolis.


Brian was a fun, loving person, who loved to be with family and friends. He also loved to tease people and had a nickname for everyone. He was also known for having to have “the last word” in an argument. He loved playing Keno, enjoyed going to Mystic Lake. Brian will be missed by everyone.


Brian was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents: Teddi and Ida Cook and David Crowe and Almida Duquain; aunts:  Vi, Ina Mae, Amelia and Barbara; uncles: Hank, Donald and Billy Cook; several of his cousins: Shirley, Mushy, Joey, JoJo, Donnie, Lisa, Diane, Carla, Darren and Mikey.


Those he leaves behind are his son, Alex Blue; daughters: Shayna Roberts, Seantel Crowe and Maria Crowe; 7 granchildren; brothers: Fabian”Chunky” Crowe, Mikey Crowe, Teddi Crowe and Dylan Crowe; nieces: Brittany, Melissa and Miranda Crowe; nephew, Devin Crowe; special sister, Shannon Cook and special brother, Sheldon Cook; uncles:  Fabian Cook, Saunders Crowe, Ellsworth Crowe and Richard Duquain; aunts:  Elaine Blanchard, Mary Ellen (Cook) Stillday, Sammi Jo Braddock and Shelby Crowe.


The Wake will begin at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the Red Lake Center in Red Lake, MN and will continue until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, October 2, 2020. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Red Lake.  Active casketbearers will be:  Cody Cook, Dan Cook, Billy Cook, Leo Cook, Doug Cook, Shane Garrigan, Kyle Garrigan, Lydell Cook, Craig Cook, Clayton Cook, Sr., Barry Oakgrove, Sr., Rodney “Chubbs” Spears, Eddy Fairbanks, Sr. and Kevin Cook, Jr..

Honorary casketbearers will be:  Louie Barrett, Sheldon Cook, Sr., Duane Cook, Sr., Dave Cook, Sr., Richard Cook, Colleen Cook, Kayla Cook, Marla Needham, Robbie Cook, Sr., Harlan McNeal, Kim Cook, Karen Ramirez, Bill McNeal, Bob McNeal, Bob Needham, Jerome Spears, Sharon Cook, Craig Sayers, Ron Thunder, Devin Neadeau, Kristi Fairbanks and Wendi Fairbanks.  Arrangements provided by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service (

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