Vickey Faulhaber

Vickey Faulhaber


September 10, 1945 - July 8, 2023


Vickey Faulhaber, 77, of Plankinton, SD, died Saturday, July 8, 2023, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. A visitation will be Wednesday, July 12, from 5-7:00 PM with a 6:30 PM prayer service at the United Methodist Church in Plankinton. Private burial will be at Mizpah Cemetery in Plankinton. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Vickey Kaye Faulhaber was born September 10, 1945 to Robert and Louise (Greene) Maine in Mitchell, SD. Vickey grew up in rural Plankinton/White Lake on the family farm. She attended Country School Flynn and graduated from White Lake High School. After high school, Vickey attended Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. She then moved to Illinois in 1965, and worked at a bank and grocery store.

Vickey married Jim Brizzolara, and to this union a daughter was born. In 1976, Vickey and her daughter moved back to South Dakota. She was then employed with Plankinton School and Plankinton Training School from 1976 to 1996 when she retired. She then married Richard Faulhaber in Mount Vernon on November 10, 1989.

Vickey had a passion for horses, farming, raising bottle calves, and field work. She was an excellent baker and cook; everyone especially loved her bread.  Vickey was also a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. She was very active in the bowling community for many years and attended several state tournaments. She enjoyed traveling with trips to Hawaii, Alaska, Australia, New York, Georgia, and Mexico.

Vickey is survived by her husband, Richard; daughter, Jeanine (Heath Davis) Brizzolara of Brandon, SD; stepdaughter, Tammie (Mark) Munsen of White Lake; stepsons, Tracy (Donna) Faulhaber of New Lebanon, NY, and Travis (Mika) Faulhaber of Plankinton; six grandchildren; sister, Ruth (Dave) Merrill of Plankinton; brother, Rodney Maine of White Lake; in-laws, Jim and Audrey Schroeder of Sturgis, Connie Faulhaber of Mitchell, and Rodney and Teresa Faulhaber of Wessington Springs; aunt, Jean Seiders of Sioux Falls; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Denny Schoenfelder; father-in-law, Les Faulhaber; mother-in-law, Jo Faulhaber; and brother-in-law, Bob Faulhaber.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Plankinton Fire and Ambulance services. 


Wednesday, July 12, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Plankinton United Methodist Church
210 E Rd
Plankinton, SD 57368


Mizpah Cemetery
Plankinton, SD

Posted by Terry and Cindy Hoffman on July 13, 2023
We always loved visiting with Vickey, she had a wealth of knowledge and very much so knew how to take great care of animals. She was always upbeat and kind. Hugs and Prayers to Jeanine, Dick and Family
Posted by Kelly(Vlasman) Denton on July 12, 2023
You all have my deepest sympathy, I will always have great memories of Vickey, a lot of them from the bowling alley. I know these last weeks have been tough, but she is at peace and watching over you all.
Posted by Dan and Karen Meier on July 12, 2023
We extend our deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and we wish you God's peace and comfort as you mourn.
Posted by Juanita and David Edinger on July 12, 2023
Sorry to hear this. God bless you. She always had a big smile on her face.
Posted by Tom Riddle on July 12, 2023
Very good person
Posted by Rocky Von Eye on July 11, 2023
Jeanie my sympathy on the death of your mom. It is so hard when a parent dies. Praying for strength for you as you move through your grief. Hugs!
Posted by Lisa (Gerlach) Seto on July 11, 2023
My prayers and condolences for your entire family. May comfort and give you strength to endure through this season of your lives.
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