Matt K. Brust | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

October 9, 1984 - May 29, 2021

Matt Brust was born in St. Louis Park, MN, on October 9, 1984, to Betty and Robert Brust. He was the second of four sons, preceded by brother Dan and followed by brothers Robby and Travis. Matt graduated from Dunwoody College of Technology in 2007 and worked for Sedgwick as a senior HVAC technician.

Matt loved the outdoors; he was always ready to go for a hike or a bike ride, or to take his dog, Stella, to the dog park for Frisbee. He loved to travel, from taking road trips to more extravagant vacations. Even though driving meant taking the long way, Matt enjoyed the journey. He and his girlfriend, Katie, frequently explored the many natural gems of Minnesota, often going off the beaten path with Stella to find lesser-known beautiful places.

Matt could always be relied upon to go above and beyond for his friends, family, coworkers, and customers. He loved to spend time with his loved ones, including playing with his niece and nephew. Matt enjoyed the company of his many friends and could always be found making someone laugh.

Matt passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert. Matt’s memory will be cherished by his mom, Betty; his brothers Dan (Lynn), Robby, and Travis; his niece, Abby, and nephew, Sam; his girlfriend, Katie; and his many friends, relatives, and coworkers.


  1. Gerhard Guth says:

    My heartfelt condolences to the family, and specifically to my former colleague, Katie, on your loss; may you all find peace in the days and months to come…

  2. Candie Payne says:

    My heart hurts for anyone who got the chance to know this amazing human who truly is one of the best people you would ever meet in your life. To Matt’s family, friends and girlfriend he is up there hiking the best places he could only dream of but he is watching down on all of us.

  3. Lisa Ballinger says:

    Just stunned by this news. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Matt was a lovely and fun person, who will be deeply missed.

  4. Mike Sorensen says:

    My condolences to all the harts he touched. My prayers go out to the ones left behind. It is a great loss and Matt will be missed.

  5. Sandy says:

    Many condolences to all that knew Matt.
    He was my friend, graduate classmate, and trades brother!
    Still in shock he passed so soon and young, but know he’s in God’s Heavenly home!
    Love you Matt and will see you up their when my time comes.

  6. Melodee says:

    So sorry to hear the tragic death of Matt,Blessings to the family, Matt was a fun loving caring man and will be missed by so many, we love you to the moon and back Matt. ❤️

  7. kent mainquist says:

    Katie…please find some comfort knowing that your friends at HGA feel your loss and send comforting thoughts.

  8. Olga Wainford says:

    Katie: I don’t have the pleasure to meet you but I know you through your mom. We are good friends and she always talk about you and your sister. As you know she adores you and she is devastated for your loss! I’m sooo very sorry this happened to you and I just pray that God give you the strength and confort in your heart to handle this pain. I also pray to God for his family, special for his mom!!!
    God bless you all ♥️

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