Donald W. Bricher

March 14, 1929April 29, 2013
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Donald Wayne Bricher Age 84 Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather & Brother

Passed away April 29, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Harold Bricher, Kellogg, MN & Rose (Edlund), Sacred Heart, MN and infant grandchild, Timothy. Born, 3/14/1929 St. Paul, MN. Long time Highland Park resident. Horace Mann grade school. Cretin High School, 1947. Graduate University of Minnesota 1952 Business Administration (Alpha Kappa Psi). U of M Engineering Degree 1958. Retired as President of Lyndon-Bricher Mfg Co. in 1996 to Saddlebrooke (Tucson) AZ. Spent summers in St. Paul and Danbury, WI. Don led a happy and successful life. He had a dry sense of humor. Don loved spending weekends at the family cabin and loved working DIY projects. He was an avid collector of tools and electronic gadgets. Don is survived by his beloved wife, Jeanne (Pidany) married June 7, 1952. Don and Jeanne met when he was Best Man for his brother and Jeanne was Maid of Honor her cousin. Also, survived by son, Steven (Mary) McKay; grandchildren, Matt, Katie, Katia (Jory) and Pasha; brother, John; sisters, Barbara (Merrill) Rust and Betty (John) Pidany; and close friends, Roger and Colleen Mueller and sons. Funeral Service will be FRIDAY, May 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM with visitation from 10:00 - 11:00 am at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Dr., Woodbury. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, May 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 3, 2013

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Gail Cage

May 7, 2013

Aunt Jeannie, we the Rust family, send our condolences to you and cousin Steven. We are sorry for your lose. If mom could speak, she would send her love to you. she is currently in Hospice here in Corpus Christi, TX. Our love and prayers are with you all.
Gail (Rust) Cage, Linda (Rust) Hoogendoorn, Michael Rust, Paul Rust, Merrill Rust and Barbara (Bricher) Rust.

May 6, 2013

Jeanne, I am so sorry of your loss in your husband. May God give you and your family His comfort. Eleanore Van Guilder's daughter, Carol Henry

Patricia (Bricher) Goulden

May 4, 2013

As my sister said, Uncle Don could have a roomful of people laughing with his dry remarks. We could not get to the funeral due to my work schedule, but our love and sympathy to Aunt Jeanne, Cousin Steven and family.

May 3, 2013

I forgot to add that I will be unable to attend services for Don because we are stuck in Tucson following a break in my wife's left femur. Know that Don will be remembered in my prayers. Bill Klett '47

Denise Bricher

May 3, 2013

Uncle Don at the lake constantly was involved in fixing and remodeling. He was very, very quiet...but he had the ability to make the entire room break into laughter...with just one simple, deadpan remark!

May 2, 2013

Don & I were classmates at dear old Cretin High. I recall that he regularly attended our anniversary celebrations and that he was a kind, quiet, friendly kind of guy. My sympathy goes out to his wife and family. May he rest in peace. Bill Klett '47

May 2, 2013

Our condolences to your family. Many memories will be remembered. Our family grieves with you when we also will be burying our mother, Lucille Wilfahrt, at the same time, same day.
Take Care, Julie Shearen(Wilfahrt)

Morgan Maguire

April 30, 2013

It was truly an honor to know Don. I have many wonderful memories of this man who saw something in me many years ago. May God be with you.