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Ruth 'Red' (Spencer) Wold


BROOKLYN PARK — Ruth “Red” (Spencer) Wold, 81, of Brooklyn Park, formerly of Motley, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at St. Therese of New Hope. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at the Staples Assembly of God Church. Family and friends are invited to gather Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples. Interment will take place at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.


Ruth was born at the family home on April 11, 1930, in Swanville, Minn., the daughter of Frank and Lucy Pearl (Taylor) Spencer. She was the 11th child of 13 children. In 1950 Red married Cal Meide, from this union five children were born: David, Connie, Shirley, Kellene and Mark. In 1967, she started working for Brainerd State Hospital as a Human Services Technician, Sr. In 1979, Ruth remarried Dennis E. Wold and they made their home in Brooklyn Park. After their marriage Ruth was transferred to the Anoka State Hospital, retiring in 1993.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis; son, David (Jean) Meide, of Staples; daughters, Connie (Larry) Moorleghem, of Las Vegas, and Kellene (Joseph) Walters, of Coon Rapids; brothers, Rusty, of Georgia, and Gordon, of Washington; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her father, Frank (‘38); mother, Lucy (‘67); son, Mark (‘93); daughter, Shirley (‘06); sisters, Winona (‘80) and Violet (‘90); brothers, WWII Pvt. William (‘43), WWII Pvt. Alfred (‘45), Bennett (’06), Leonard (‘61), Clarence (‘97), James (‘07), and George (‘07).

A special thank you to the North Memorial Hospitals and St. Therese of New Hope for their care.

Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

(800) 824-5051