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!