Russell Fouberg

Letcher

dir_obit_jdrosi_200x5000 web   Russell Fouberg, 94, of Letcher, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at his daughter’s home in Scottsdale, Ariz., after a long illness.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery in Woonsocket. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the Chapel.
Russell L. Fouberg was born at home in Forestburg on April 15, 1921, to Robert and Lena (Johnson) Fouberg. He attended school in Forestbug. After leaving school, he spent time in Iowa with his sister, Theone’s family, before serving in World War II. He entered the service in 1942 and saw action in France and Germany before his discharge in 1945. After the war he bought a farm three miles south of Letcher.
On Aug. 22, 1949, he married Vera Brewer. In 1960, they moved to Letcher, but Russell continued farming and raising cattle until 2007. He took great pleasure in raising livestock with a quiet voice and a gentle hand. Russell was a lifelong member of the Forestburg Lutheran Church, where he and Vera served as Luther League advisers. He was also a lifelong member of the Letcher American Legion.
Russell is survived by a stepson, Ron (Kathye) Fouberg of Letcher; stepdaughter, Sharon McGovern of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one granddaughter, Roxane Fouberg of Sioux Falls; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Vera; three brothers, Harold, Omer and Maynard; one sister, Theone; and son-in-law, Timothy McGovern.
Memorials in Russell’s name can be made to the Letcher Volunteer Fire Department Building Fund or Tormey-Stach American Legion in Letcher.

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