Richard Waldo Brust, 93, formerly of Falcon Heights, died peacefully Jan. 3 with his family around him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and Waldo Brust, and sister, Virginia Peirson. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joan; five children, John, Suzanne (John Shepard), Rick, Nan Michaud (Mike) and Barbara; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

As a 40-year employee of 3M, Dick started and became corporate vice president of the Tax Division. He grew up in New Richmond, Wis., earned an accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a JD from William Mitchell.

He was a golfer, hunter and avid collector of duck decoys, a Shriner and president of the National Tax Association in 1986-87. He made connections with people wherever he went. He loved leading his family in multi-part harmonies, and led a full and wonderful life.

The family thanks his Allina Hospice team and caregivers at the Episcopal Homes. A celebration of Dick’s life will be held June 4 at Falcon Heights United Church of Christ.

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