Sheryl Ann (Hustedt) Drury

October 9, 1938 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 83)


Sheryl A. Drury, age 83, of Holstein and Ames, passed away on Thursday, January 06, 2022 at the Holstein Senior Living of Holstein.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 10:30 AM at the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Holstein with the Rev. Doresa K. Collogan officiating.  Burial will be at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery of Galva.  A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM with the family present from 5:00 PM – 8:00PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein. A live stream of the service can be found on our website.  A celebration life will be held in the spring in Ames.

Sheryl Ann Drury was born October 9, 1938 in Galva, Iowa to Ernest and Mildred (Getzmier) Hustedt.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Galva.   Sheryl graduated from Galva Community School in 1956.  After graduation she earned a teaching degree from Morningside College in 1958 and later went on to earn a BA in education from Morningside College in 1985.     

Sheryl taught 1st, 3rd and 5th grade in the Battle Creek-Ida Grove and Holstein Community Schools from 1958-2002.  She played the clarinet in the Holstein German Band for 25 years.  Sheryl was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was active in the music and education department.  She served as the bell choir director and taught Sunday school

Sheryl was united in marriage to Eldridge Drury on June 22, 1958.  They were blessed with four special children, Derek, Kevin, Jeff and Stephanie.

A change in life brought Sheryl to Ames where she became the House Mother for the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at Iowa State University from 2004-2014. She was a member of the PEO KR of Ames and belonged to St. Andrews Lutheran Church. 

Sheryl had many wonderful friends over the years, but those especially dear to her were “Round Robin” friends.  They were a group of six roommates at Morningside College who began writing Round Robin letters over 60 years ago.  The group traveled together and met about four times each year with their families.  

Sheryl was a caring person who loved beautiful things during her life.  That could mean her home, friendships, clothes, music, or all children.  She loved and appreciated sayings of inspiration to live by.  Her most beautiful creation was her children whom she loved and adored every day.  Their support and comfort were a blessing to her.  She enjoyed playing bridge and canasta, friends, movies, baking, being a hostess, reading and decorating her home.  She liked listening to music, especially Willie Nelson and Peter, Paul and Mary.  She loved going to Iowa State football games, however her spending time with family brought her the most joy. Whether it was during Christmas and holidays or any day of the week, her favorite times were spent with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and grand-dogs.  Besides her love for her children, she loved food and shopping.  Shopping “really got her juices going!”

Her passion to find the positive in everything and everyone was remarkable.  If she knew you had a bad day, she would always find the positive in the situation to make you feel better and always made sure to check in on you the next day.  Her positivity was contagious, her smile was breathtaking and her heart was golden.  Sheryl’s outlook on life was the most beautiful gift from God.

She is survived by her children, Derek (Kristi) Drury of Holstein, IA, Kevin (Jeanne) Drury of Ankeny, IA, Jeff (Tracy) Drury of Ames, IA and Stephanie (Justin) Clausen of Holstein, IA; nine grandchildren, Nathan, Aaron, Tucker, Jones, Hayley, Hanna, Heidi, Autumn and Bo; 13 great-grandchildren, Nash, Owen, Emmy, Elyse, Kaitlynn, Bryson, Karsyn, Kwynn, Kamry, Kinnick, Karver, Knile and Kadrian.  She is also survived by sister-in-law, Phyllis Hustedt and several nieces and nephews.  Also Murphy and Ozzie.

Sheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Mildred Hustedt and her only sibling, Alverne Hustedt.

Sheryl will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.  Rest in peace.



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January 11, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home
1600 S. Kiel St.
Holstein, Iowa 51025

Funeral Service
January 12, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Holstein

Video is available for this event

January 12, 2022

St. John's Lutheran Cemetery

Galva, IA 51020

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