Ronald Fouberg

Letcher

Ronald Fouberg, 75, of Letcher, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at his home under hospice care.
Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 22, at 11 a.m., at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery in Woonsocket. Visitation was one hour prior to the funeral service.
Ron was born Oct. 22, 1942, to Harold and Vera (Brewer) Fouberg in Mitchell. He lived in Letcher, graduating in 1960, and then attended Augustana University. After a year, he enrolled in Grand Canyon University at Phoenix, Ariz., where he met Kathryn Higgins. The couple wed on Aug. 28, 1965, and made their home in Phoenix, where Ron was employed for 15 years with Charlie C. Jones Battery & Electric Co. They were blessed with their daughter, Roxane, and in 1980, the family moved to Sheridan, Wyo., for a short time, before re-locating to Letcher.
Ron entered inactive reserves with the U.S. Air Force for a year to finish his last year of college before leaving for Lackland AFB for basic training. After completion, he entered the OCS and then received a medical discharge.
He was employed with Sheesly Plumbing and Heating, Sanborn County Highway as superintendent, Mitchell Plumbing & Heating, American Rim & Brake, Morris Inc., and Wheelco Truck & Trailer for 15 years before retiring in 2016.
Ron is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kathye of Letcher; daughter, Roxane Fouberg of Sioux Falls; sister, Sharon McGovern of Scottsdale, Ariz., mother-in-law, Catherine Higgins of Sun City, Ariz.; sisters-in-law, Kim (Gar) Maurer of Sheridan, Wyo., Mary Louise (James) Miller of Hurst, Texas, and Tracey Andrews of Peoria, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Rob Higgins of Sun City, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, John Russell Fouberg; his parents; step father, Russell Fouberg; father-in-law, John J. Higgins II; two brothers-in-law, John J. Higgins III and Tim R. McGovern; and sister-in-law, Cheryl Bassett.

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