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Leonard Halbur

February 3, 1927 — May 27, 2013

Leonard Joseph, son of Frank and Frances (Bierl) Halbur, was born February 3, 1927 near Halbur, Iowa. Leonard was baptized and confirmed at St. Augustine Church in Halbur, the town named after his great grandfather. He also attended school there. In 1945 Leonard enlisted in the United States Army. He served as a mail carrier in Germany, Holland and France before his honorable discharge in 1946. He returned to Iowa where he worked for farmers in the Carroll and Glidden areas. On November 26, 1948, Leonard was united in marriage with Darlene Thede at St. Mary's Church in Lake City by Reverend Father Roder. They had met at the free movies in Ralston. Leonard and Darlene were the parents of six children and farmed near Maple River from 1952 to 1982. After retiring from farming and moving to Carroll, they owned and managed apartments in Carroll until 2003. While Leonard cared for the upkeep of the apartments, Darlene worked as a nurses' aide. Leonard was a member of Holy Spirit Parish; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2642 and American Legion Post 7 and volunteered at congregate meals. He enjoyed watching western movies and television, especially if John Wayne was staring. He and Darlene faithfully watched country music on the RFD Channel. Playing cards, camping, and playing Nintendo were some of his favorite pastimes. Above all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Leonard had been experiencing heart problems and other issues with aging for a number of years. He entered St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll the week before his death there on Monday, May 27, 2013 at the age of 86 years, 3 months and 24 days. Preceding him in death are his parents; sons Joseph D. Halbur and John L. Halbur; grandchildren Opal Morris and Shawn Halbur; great grandson Jacob Gibbs; siblings Edward (Betty) Halbur, Shirley (Darrell) Korwes and Daniel (Rita) Halbur and parents in law Walter and Opal (Dickson) Thede. Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Darlene Halbur of Carroll; children Judy (Dave) Moorhouse of Glidden; Janis (John) Berger of Carroll; Joyce (Wayne) Morris of Jefferson; James (Kitty) Halbur of Carroll; 14 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; siblings Norbert Nibs' Halbur of Englewood, FL; Venice Windy' (Nancy) Halbur of Carroll; Wayne (Melanie) Halbur of West Des Moines; Mary (Glenn) Neuerburg of Kersey, CO; Irene (Albert) Steffes of Lake View; Dorothy (Richard) Dunn of Johnston; Ruth (Bill) Overmohle of Schnecksville, PA; and Eugene (Dianne) Halbur of Forest Lake, MN; daughters in law Sherry Greteman of Carroll and Jean Halbur of Carroll; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation and Prayers WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013, AFTER 3:30 P.M. OHDE TWIT FUNERAL HOME, CARROLL, IOWA 4:00 P.M. ROSARY SERVICE 7:00 P.M. PARISH VIGIL SERVICE "DADDY'S HANDS" "IN THE GARDEN" "I AM JUST A FARMER, PLAIN AND SIMPLE" Mass of Christian Burial THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013, 10:30 A.M. HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH, CARROLL, IOWA REV. TIMOTHY JOHNSON, CELEBRANT REV. TIM BOEKELMAN, CONCELEBRANT Mass Server AUSTIN VENTEICHER Eucharistic Minister JOLEEN KASPERBAUER Gift Bearers ERIN DAVIS KEISHA HOLM KAITLIN HALBUR Music "AMAZING GRACE" "HOW GREAT THOU ART" "ROCK OF AGES" "WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS" "OLD RUGGED CROSS" HOLY SPIRIT CHOIR BARB MCDERMOTT, ORGANIST Casket Bearers JEREMY HALBUR SHANE HALBUR MATTHEW BERGER JESSE MORRIS CHRISTOPHER BROCKELSBY TIM HALBUR Honorary Casket Bearers LEONARD'S GRANDCHILDREN, GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN Interment with Military Honors AMERICAN LEGION MAURICE DUNN POST #7 MT. OLIVET CEMETERY, CARROLL, IOWA

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