Ruth Spetz, age 91, ofElk River, formerly of Isanti and Cambridge,passed away April 21, 2008 at Guardian Angels Nursing Home in Elk River. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, May 2, 2008 at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Rev. David Everett officiating. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Athens Lutheran Cemetery.
Ruth Marian Spetz was born November 4, 1916 in Athens Township, Isanti County, Minnesota to Charles and Christine (Palmquist) Erickson. She was also raised in Isanti County. On October 3, 1936 Ruth was united in marriage to George L. Spetz. They were blessed with four children, James, Jerry, Janet and Jack. They raised their family in South Minneapolis and St. Louis Park. George passed away in 1992 and a couple years later Ruth moved to Riverwood Village in Cambridge. She has made her home at Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River since 2002. Ruth loved gardening and especially enjoyed caring for her rose bushes.
Ruth Spetz passed away April 21, 2008 at Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River at the age of 91 years, 5 months and 17 days. She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, George; son, James; brother, Wally; and two sisters, Viola and Elna.
Ruth is survived by three children, Jerry (Marsha) Spetz of Elk River, Janet (Kurt) Libby of Alameda, California, and Jack (Paula) Spetz of Aitkin; daughter-in-law, Elaine Spetz of Coon Rapids; brother, Delmer (Millie) Erickson of Cambridge; by 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and by other relatives and friends.
Ruth’s family gives special thanks to the staff and volunteers at Allina Hospice and at Guardian Angels 300 wing for the wonderful care they gave Ruth. Memorials are suggested to either of these organizations.