Sharyn Rhodes, 75, of Mitchell, SD, died Monday, January 18, 2021 at her home in Mitchell. A fellowship will be held this summer at Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel in Emery, SD.
Sharyn Kathrina (Huber) Rhodes was born July 8, 1945, to Alice (Dubs) and Erwin Huber in Mitchell, SD. She was a member of St John’s Lutheran Church in Emery, SD, all her life. She attended the Emery public schools and USD in Vermillion, SD.
On July 29, 1967, she married Lt. Gerry B. “Dusty” Rhodes, US Navy. To this union was born a daughter, Stacey, and a son, Gregory. Sharyn held various jobs while following her husband’s Naval career path from the East Coast to the Midwest—substitute English teacher, editor at a small newspaper, and selling real estate in Nebraska. They moved to an acreage outside of Emery, SD, when they retired. She enjoyed watching sports, fishing, reading and spending time with her family and friends. After her husband’s death, Sharyn lived on their acreage until she moved to Mitchell in 2019 due to health concerns.
Sharyn is survived by her mother, Alice Huber of Emery, SD; daughter, Stacey (Tim) Birkel of Tualatin, OR; son, Gregory (Colleen) Rhodes of Papillion, NE; three grandchildren, Sarah Birkel of Tualatin, OR, Elizabeth Birkel of Tualatin, OR, and Jackson Rhodes of Papillion, NE; two brothers, Victor (Karen) Huber of Rapid City, SD, and Loren (Amy) Huber of Emery, SD; and numerous extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerry Rhodes, and her father, Erwin Huber.