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Jerry Foubert

“Billy Goat” Jerry William Foubert was born on March 21, 1946, in Iowa City, a son of William O. and Dorothy L. (Polton) Foubert. Jerry grew up in the North English community and graduated from English Valleys High School in 1965. He was a member of the North English United Methodist Church. Jerry was married to Vicki Gerard on March 28, 1970, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Marengo. They later divorced. He farmed while working at Amana Refrigeration for 36 years. He retired in 2005. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, mushroom hunter and outdoorsman. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities. Jerry died at his home near North English on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at the age of 68 years.
He is survived by his daughters: Tabetha Lee Foubert and Katie (Mathew) Manning; and his two grandchildren Ethan and Ella all of North Liberty; a brother Randy Foubert of North English, a niece Amy (Scott) Trachta and their children Nathan and Bailey of Topeka, Kansas; and nephew Mike (Heather) Foubert of Indianapolis, Indiana. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.
As a Celebration of Jerry’s Life, a visitation was held at the Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North English on Thursday, Dec. 11. Per Jerry’s wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, a general memorial fund has been established. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.