Martin (Mort, Marty) Drury, just shy of his 85th birthday left us while in hospice in the peace of his Two Rivers, WI home. Born to George and Anna Drury, 29 April 1936 in Appleton, WI, his field of dreams until leaving for the University of Wyoming on a full 4-year scholarship to play baseball - a team that made the World Series in 1956. 50 years later the team was inducted into the University Athletic Hall of fame. 8 ½ years in the Air Force followed by a master's degree in Guidance Counseling which led him to Roncalli H.S., the Manitowoc Public School system and Liaison Officer for the Air Force Academy. A passion for introducing others to the outdoors was fulfilled through Venture Out, an extension of Ecology Sports with its 3 locations in Manitowoc, Kohler, and Sister Bay WI. XC and downhill ski trips throughout the US and Europe, Wyoming backpack trips and wilderness canoe trips, windsurf lessons and Adventures in Attitudes classes, as well as introduction of the Mini- Birkebeiner and Manitowalk. A certified XC ski instructor, he was a steward at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. At the age of 75, wondering if he could still throw a baseball across the plate, he proved he could at the Brewer Baseball Fantasy Camp. He leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Nancy, his son David (Cheryl) Drury of Shorewood WI, His 4-daughters, Angela (Norm) Autrey of Taos NM, Pamela Wattenmaker of Sister Bay WI, Camilla (Brent) Hitzeman of Ellison Bay WI, Alicia (Joel) Kersebet of Sister Bay WI, 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was predeceased by his brother Don Drury, his sister Georgian Peters, his son-in-law Jeff Wattenmaker and infant son Daniel Lee. Rest in peace, dear one, you lived your life deliberately and passionately, always leaving a place better than how he found it. A Memorial Service will take place at St. Peter The Fisherman Catholic Church, 3201 Mishicot Rd, Two Rivers, WI on Saturday May 1st at 11 am. Following the service, all are invited to visit with the family from 1-3 pm at 11206 Lake Drive, Two Rivers WI. Box lunches will be served. Any who wish to honor his memory may do so with a contribution to the University of Wyoming Mort Drury Scholarship Endowment Foundation. Checks can be mailed to: Mort Drury Scholarship, c/o: The University of Wyoming Foundation, 222 S. 22nd St, Laramie, WY 82070, noting Mort's name on the memo line of the check is recommended. Online gifts can be made at http://www.uwyo.edu/giveonline . Select a gift amount and then select "View Individual Funds." A pop-up screen appears. On the pop-up, check the box stating "Other Fund Not Listed (please specify)." Click continue. Thereafter type "Mort Drury Scholarship" in the text box following the prompt "please specify what fund." Expressions of sympathy may also be sent to the family by visiting www.kleinandstangel.com The Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers is assisting the Drury family with funeral arrangements. Provide comfort for the family by planting a tree in memory of Martin A. "Mort or Marty" Drury, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Saturday, May 1st, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Drury residence
Saturday, May 1st, 2021 11:00am, St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church
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