Cheryl A. Huisman

2012-02-02T00:00:00Z Cheryl A. Huisman Sioux City Journal
February 02, 2012 12:00 am

SIOUX CITY -- Cheryl Anne Huisman of Irving, Texas, formerly of Sioux City, passed away Jan. 28, 2012.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Presbyterian Church, 6426 Merle Hay Road, in Johnston, Iowa. Private graveside services will be in Merle Hay Cemetery, 4400 Merle Hay Road, in Des Moines. Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine, Jackson, and Morrow Ridgeview Memorial Park in McKinney, Texas. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry visit

Cheryl was born July 15, 1945, in Sioux City. She attended Morningside College, University of South Dakota and Iowa State University; receiving a masters and ultimately specialist degree in education administration. Cheryl retired after having served as senior director for the North Hills Charter School and Uplift Education and a school administration placement consultant. She has been a resident of Irving since 2006.

Cheryl spent her entire life in the field of education. As a teenager, she shared her passion for baton twirling; ultimately owning her own studio which included gymnastics. She taught hundreds of young people, creating routines for individuals and groups who won multiple national championships. She was sought out nationally as a twirling and drill team instructor. Cheryl began teaching in public schools in multiple disciplines and advanced from teacher to principal to school superintendent. Her dedication and passion for those she taught was only exceeded by her love for her family.

She is survived by her mother, Cleah McManigal of Dallas, Texas; daughters, Christina Tuetken and her husband, Thomas and grandson, Tyler of Victoria, Minn., and Jacquelyn Huisman of Irving; and a brother, Tom McManigal and his wife, Melanie and nieces Heather and Megan of Plano, Texas.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her father, Marlin McManigal.

Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the cure at

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