Spencer Brein, 14, of Newfolden, MN passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM with a 5:00 PM prayer service on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Newfolden, MN. The funeral service to celebrate Spencer’s life will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Newfolden with Rev. Cathie Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls, MN.

Spencer Darren Brein was born on May 1, 2005 in Thief River Falls, MN the son of Darren and Jenny (Spencer) Brein. He was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls on October 9, 2005. He was currently in confirmation at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Newfolden, MN and would have been confirmed in May, 2020.

He attended preschool and elementary years at Viking and Newfolden Elementary and was currently a 9th grader at Marshall County High School in Newfolden.

Spencer was so friendly, fun loving, and kindhearted to everyone he met. Spencer had many friends of all ages and was always willing to help out if anyone needed. His new best friend was Milo, a silver lab puppy, he received for his birthday last May who he lovingly referred to as “my cat.”

Spencer enjoyed basketball and was currently on the 9th grade basketball team. He also was involved in 4-H and was a member of the Viking Volcanoes. This past summer he won grand champion at the Marshall County fair with a pet first aid safety project featuring Milo that won him a trip to the state fair.

In school, Spencer had many favorite subjects and especially enjoyed participating in the spelling bee.

Spencer spent numerous hours on Lake of the Woods with his parents from the time he was born catching fish in both the summer and winter while visiting their cabin at Arnesen’s Rocky Point. He loved to hunt and visit his extended family at his grandparent’s home in Leonard, MN. He looked forward to times spent at his mother’s family farm near Gully, hanging with his “brother” Brandon and his Weme friends.

Survivors include his loving parents, Darren and Jenny of Newfolden; grandparents, Kenny and Laurie Brein of Leonard, MN; aunts and uncles, Dayna and Dean Bruggeman of Thief River Falls, Jeff and Rhonda Spencer of Bemidji, MN, Denise and Buddy Buer of Gonvick, MN, Danny and Tricia Brein of Hendersonville, NC; cousins, Brady and Dylan Spencer, Ethan and Wyatt Buer and Brandon Bruggeman; many other family and friends; and his best friend, Milo.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond and Deloris Spencer; great-grandpa, Laverne Brein; and other great-grandparents and family.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship will be set up in Spencer’s name and memorials are suggested to the MCC Education Foundation.



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