Beverly Ann (Karges) Foss, age 81, of Milbank SD, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2023, in Tucson AZ.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, followed by burial along with her husband, Verne Foss in Milbank SD.
Beverly was born September 3, 1941, in Milbank SD, the 2nd daughter of Melford and Genevieve (Knipple) Karges. Beverly grew up and attended school in Milbank SD, graduating with the class of 1959.
Beverly was united in marriage with Verne Foss at an early morning ceremony in Milbank SD, on June 18, 1961, and instantly became mother to Verne’s four children: Theresa ‘Terry’, Gary, Steven and Angela. To their union, four more children were born: Daryl, Cheryl, Karla and Joan. She was blessed raising 8 children.
Beverly worked at St. William’s Nursing Home while in high school (1957-1959), Milbank Mutual Insurance Company (1959-1963), was a daycare provider, bookkeeper for Foss Repair, and manager/bookkeeper at Foss Refrigeration Sales and Service (1976-1986), four more years of providing daycare (1986-1990) and retirement in 1990.
Beverly was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Milbank SD, chairman of Fellowship and various services for many years including Collection Funds (42 years). Her community service included Milbank Lion’s Club (25 years), 4-H leader, member of Old Mill Twirlers (31 years), member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary (2011-present) and a volunteer at the Community Thrift Store.
Beverly adored her grandchildren, caring for them and spending time watching their activities. She loved roller skating in her youth at Mel’s Funland which was owned by her family, dancing, card playing, camping, sewing, spending time with family and friends, and traveling for many years after retirement spending winters mostly in Arizona.
Beverly is survived by her children: Gary (Vicki) Foss of Hermosa SD, Steven (Bridgett) Foss of Rapid City SD, Angela (Barry) Olson of Grand Rapids MN, Daryl (Lana) Foss of Harker Heights TX, son-in-law Neil Pauli of Twin Brooks SD, Karla (Jim) DeVaal of Milbank SD, and Joan Braesch of Rapid City SD. 28 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren (one due in March); 1 great-great-grandchild. Also survived by her sister Charlotte Mitchell of Tucson AZ and sister-in-law Dorothy Foss of Watertown SD; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Verne Foss of 59 years (2020); daughters: Theresa ‘Terry’ Malkerson (2017) and Cheryl Pauli (2019); son-in-law, Kerry Malkerson (2017); sister Marlys Karges Kelly (2022); brothers-in-law: Asa Kelly (2005), Jerry Mitchell (2009) and Merl Foss (2011).
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, followed by burial along with her husband Verne Foss in Milbank SD.