Richard Lee Brudvig was born March 14, 1932, at Mitchell, to Spencer and Ruth (Talbot) Brudvig. He grew up and attended school in Mitchell. He was the Boys State representative from Mitchell High School in 1949 and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1950. He served in the South Dakota National Guard. He lived in Chicago, Lincoln, NE and California. He was a resident of Minneapolis for many years, where he worked in wholesale and retail book sales. He had been a resident of the Aurora Brule Nursing Home in White Lake since 2008.
He is survived by a special friend, Laura Fine of Minneapolis and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.