Russell L. Fouberg was born at home in Forestburg on April 15, 1921 to Robert and Lena (Johnson) Fouberg. He attended school in Forestburg. 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 August 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 Legion.
Russell is survived by step son, Ron (Kathye) Fouberg of Letcher, step-daughter, Sharon Mc Govern of Scottsdale, AZ, 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, Maynard; one sister, Theone and son-in-law, Timothy Mc Govern.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Russell’s name can be made
to the Letcher Volunteer Fire Department Building Fund
or Tormey Stach Legion in Letcher.