Ronald Fouberg


October 22, 1942 - December 18, 2017


Ronald Fouberg, 75, of Letcher died, Monday, December 18, 2017 at his home under hospice care.  Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, December 22, 2017 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.  Burial will be in Eventide Cemetery in Woonsocket.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service.

Ron was born Oct. 22, 1942 to Harold and Vera (Brewer) Fouberg in Mitchell, SD. He lived in Letcher, graduating in 1960, then off to Augustana University. After a year, he enrolled at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ where he met the love of his life, Kathryn Higgins, daughter of John and Catherine (McNeill) Higgins, formerly of Boston Mass. The couple wed August 28, 1965 and made their home in Phoenix where Ron was employed for 15 years with Charlie C Jones Battery & Electric Co.

Ron entered inactive reserves with the US 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.

They were blessed with their daughter Roxane and in 1980 the family moved to Sheridan, Wy for a short time, before re-locating in Letcher, SD.

Ron was employed with Sheesly Plumbing and Heating, Sanbom County Highway as Superintendent, Mitchell Plumbing & Heating, American Rim & Brake, Morris Inc. and Wheelco Truck & Trailer for 15 years before retiring in 2016.

Ron was preceded in death by an infant son, John Russell Fouberg, his parents, stepfather Russell Fouberg, Father in Law John J. Higgins II, 2 brothers in law, John J. Higgins III and Tim R. McGovern as well as sister in law, Cheryl L. Bassett.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kathye, Letcher, daughter, Roxane M. Fouberg, Sioux Falls, Sister Sharon McGovern, Scottsdale AZ, mother in law, Catherine Higgins, Sun City AZ, sisters in law, Kim (Gar) Maurer, Sheridan Wy, MaryLouise (James) Miller, Hurst TX, Tracey Andrews, Peoria AZ, and brother in law, Rob Higgins, Sun City AZ as well as nieces, Mandy Maurer, IL, Linda Bishop, OK, Riley Andrews, AZ. As well as nephews, Travis Maurer, IL, Derrick Higgins, OK. Adam Bishop, OK. Ethan Andrews, AZ


Friday, December 22, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, December 22, 2017
11:00 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301


Eventide Cemetery
Woonsocket, SD

Posted by Mary White on December 22, 2017
So sorry to hear about Ron. My thoughts and prayers are with you Kathye, Roxann. Take care.
Posted by Karen Hurd Diede on December 21, 2017
Sorry to read of Ron passing our families were neighbors, and Ron was in my brothers class, my thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Posted by Douglas Northrup , Paula, Leighton on December 21, 2017
So sorry for loss, i always was able to talk to Ron at wheelco, good sence of humor and good man
Posted by David Ruml on December 20, 2017
Kathy and "Sam" sorry for your loss. Between high school and racing I looked up to him. He was a good friend that will be missed by many.
Posted by Curtis C Rees III on December 20, 2017
Sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing. There were good times at the family get-togethers. Remember them well.
Posted by Mandi (Walz) Nava on December 19, 2017
Kathy and Roxane, I am so to hear of Ron's passing. He was loved and admired by all he came in contact with, especially me. I've known you guys all my life, and love you like second parents. "Uncle Ron" as I often called him, I have so many memories of as a kid, when he worked with my dad at Sheesly Plumbing and Heating and Mitchell Plumbing. I think he sometimes spoiled me more than my parents 😀.
May God be with you all at this difficult time, and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
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