Vera Irene Fouberg


May 19, 1918 - March 25, 2011




Vera Irene Fouberg was born May 19, 1918 to Rudolph H. and Minnie (Hutton) Brewer on a farm in Elliott Township in Sanborn County. Her early childhood was spent there and she started school at Heljeson School but moved to Armour where her father ran the International Harvester store until it was destroyed by fire five years later. The family returned to the farm and Vera returned to Heljeson School. She attended Woonsocket High School for one year and then moved to Letcher where she graduated from Letcher High School in 1936.  She attended General Beadle College (Dakota State) for one year and continued her education at Dakota Wesleyan University earning a Bachelor's Degree. Vera loved teaching and started teaching rural schools in Sanborn County as well as Jacobus School, Artesian, Stekle, Oehlerking, Heald and Christopher schools.  She also taught at Forestburg and Letcher elementary and six years at Upland Colony before retiring after fifty years of teaching. She worked at the Letcher library after her retirement.

Vera was a lifetime member of Forestburg Lutheran Church, taught Sunday school and was a member of the Luther League, Letcher Legion Auxiliary and South Dakota Retired Teachers. On March 6, 1941 she married Harold Fouberg. They had two children; Ron and Sharon. Harold died May 30, 1947. On August 22, 1949 she married Russell Fouberg in Madison.  They lived on a farm south of Letcher until 1962 when they moved to Letcher.

She is survived by her husband,  Russell, and children Ron (Kathye) Fouberg of Letcher and Sharon Mc Govern of Scottsdale, Arizona; granddaughter, Roxane Fouberg of Sioux Falls; a sister, Ruby (Ken) Edson of Walnut Creek, California and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Fouberg, her parents, her brother, Lester, sister, Lois Kinney and son-in-law, Timothy R. McGovern.


In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Sanborn Central School Library in Vera’s memory!



Monday, March 28, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, March 29, 2011
10:30 AM
Letcher Community Church
Letcher, South Dakota


Eventide Cemetery
Woonsocket, South Dakota

Posted by Gertrude on April 14, 2011
IMHO you've got the right aswner!
Posted by Kelly Kahle Northrup on March 31, 2011
My thoughts are with you all at this time. Vera was a wonderful lady. The memories will help you through this tough time.
Posted by Richard Bowman on March 30, 2011
My Sympathy. Vera was the best teacher ever, and a wonderful friend to my family. She will be remembered in our hearts.
Posted by Tootsie Brown on March 29, 2011
My sympathy to all of Vera's Family.
Posted by Jackie Zoss Bowling on March 29, 2011
My sympathy to Vera's family. She was a wonderful teacher and an inspiration to everyone. Her students were really lucky to have had such a great teacher.
Posted by Brad Zell on March 29, 2011
Mrs. Fouberg was my first and second grade teacher in Forestburg from 1966 through 1968 and also taught me in Sunday School at Forestburg Lutheran Church. She loved us all and we loved her dearly. She will always be remembered by those she touched and influenced. Rest in peace Mrs. Fouberg.
Posted by josh fouberg on March 28, 2011
We will miss you Vera Fouberg and a good TEACHER in Letcher.
Posted by Kathy Oehlerking Northrup on March 27, 2011
Dear Ron, Sharon and family. So sorry to hear about your mom. I will always remember her as a great teacher in our one room school. We went to Heald north of Letcher. She was a grand lady and will be missed. She always had a pretty smile.
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