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Ruth Reed

March 12, 1923 — March 25, 2012

Funeral services for Ruth Reed, age 89, will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10:30 AM at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Browns Valley, Minnesota. Visitation will be held Thursday evening, March 29, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, with a 6:00 PM prayer service at the Mundwiler Larson Funeral Home of Browns Valley and resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Father David Breu will be officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery.

Ruth Catherine Reed was born on March 12, 1923, at Holy Trinity Hospital in Graceville, Minnesota to parents Gustave and Margaret (Faber) Wolter. She was baptized on March 25, 1923 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Browns Valley by Father John B. Wilker. She attended Browns Valley School, graduating in 1941. During her school years she was a member of St. Anthony's Choir. Sister Theophane was the Music Director and Father Peter Lauer was the priest. After graduation she worked in Maryland, Washington and in her hometown.

On December 26, 1944, Ruth was united in marriage to Richard Reed and to this union eight children were born. In 1949, her mother died, and they moved from Waubay, South Dakota to Browns Valley to care for her father and to establish Reed Fish Company, which Ruth managed until Richard's death.

Ruth was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Confraternity of Christian Mothers, St. Anthony's Guild, Wm. Krensing Legion Auxiliary, and St. Anthony's Prayer Circle. She enjoyed taking care of the church flowers and the special needs of the Sanctuary. Ruth sent news to the St. Cloud Visitor for 12 years.

Ruth loved spending time with her family, sharing picnics and boat rides with all her relatives and friends. A favorite pastime was admiring the beauty of "God's Creation" when she was outdoors.

Ruth passed away on March 25, 2012, having reached the age of 89.

Ruth is survived by her children: Gary (Brenda) Reed of Browns Valley; MN: Julie (Marlin) Heitmann of Aberdeen, SD; Darlene (Roger) Hendricks of Beardsley, MN; Kathy (Mark) Baer Aberdeen, SD; Janice (Don) Montonye of Dumont, MN; Renette (Jeff) Birdsall of Hot Springs, SD; and Georgia (Dan) Sorenson of Evansville, WY; one sister, Leona (Robert) Layden; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; her son, Richard Dana; three brothers: Henry, Alfred, and Matthew Wolter and three


Calvary Cemetery

Browns Valley, MN

Thursday, March 29, 2012
11:30 AM


Larson Funeral Home

Browns Valley, MN 56278

Thursday, March 29, 2012
5:00 PM


St. Anthony's Catholic Church

Browns Valley, MN 56278

Friday, March 30, 2012
10:30 AM


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