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Richard L. Horst

January 24, 1934 ~ November 10, 2020 (age 86)


Richard L. Horst, 86, passed away November 10, 2020.   He is survived by his wife, Joyce, four children, five grandchildren and a great grandchild. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1934. He was a natural tinkerer and was involved with ham radios with his school friends. He put himself through the University of Minnesota by working at the local appliance repair shop and graduated in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Richard was employed by Univac in St. Paul after graduation. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve for seven years. He married Joyce Malmgren in 1957 and they celebrated their 63rd anniversary this year. In 1979, he moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado to work at Hewlett Packard (HP). After HP split into HP and Agilent Technologies, he moved to Agilent Technologies and retired from there in 1999. He was a lifelong history buff and numismatic expert, volunteering countless hours at the American Numismatic Association and teaching courses in Civil War currency. He was highly respected in the field and received a volunteer of the year award for his efforts. He was a member of the Beer and Battlefield group of friends, going on historical tours. He enjoyed landscaping, cooking, and having a beer with friends and family. He sang in the church choir and lived an active and full life until his last days. He will be missed greatly by his family, friends, and colleagues, friends. 



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