In loving memory of

Eileen M Halbur
September 13, 1934 - January 17, 2023

Eileen M., daughter of John Anton and Carmelita (Schulte) Riesberg, was born September 13, 1934, in Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa. She grew up in Halbur and attended school at St. Augustine's through the eighth grade and graduated from St. Angela's Academy in Carroll. Eileen then clerked at a grocery store in Halbur.

On January 8, 1955, Eileen was united in marriage with Leander Halbur at St. Augustine's Church in Halbur. Six children were born to this union. Eileen and Leander farmed in the Halbur area until 1967 when they moved to a farm they had purchased southwest of Manning. They farmed there until 1989 when they moved into Manning. Leander passed away in 1998. Eileen was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, the Altar Society and the MRHC Auxiliary. She was a former member of the Catholic Daughters and worked part time at the flower shop and the pharmacy.

On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, Eileen died at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll, Iowa. She was 88 years, 4 months, and 4 days of age.

Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leander Halbur; son Scott Halbur; siblings: Harold Riesberg, Marian Goodknight, Lois Van Cleave and Joni Plant.

She is survived by her children: Susan (Dan) DeGard of Indianola; Ken (Pat) Halbur of Geneva, NE; Terry (JoAnne) Halbur of Prescott, AZ; Kristy (Kent) Hugeback of Manning; Carla (Craig) Hacker of Manning; daughter-in-law Darlys Halbur of Carroll; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Lorraine Schieffer of Overland Park, Kansas; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 a.m. ~ Friday, January 20, 2023
Sacred Heart Church, Manning, Iowa

Reverend Shinoj Jose, Mass Participants

Mass Servers ~ Audrey Muhlbauer & Bill Muhlbauer

Lector ~ Jeannie Kerkhoff

Gift Bearers ~ Kristy Hugeback

Susan DeGard & Carla Hacker

Eucharistic Minister ~ Imelda Langel

Music by Sacred Heart Choir, Anne Muhlbauer, Organist

Casket Bearers were Eileen's Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren

Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Manning, Iowa


Mark and Ann (Voge) Trullinger wrote on Jan 20, 2023:

"Eileen will be missed, but reunited with her loved ones in heaven. When one of my parents were in the hospital, Eileen was one of the first ones in the door with some oxtail soup. The second ones were Kristy and Kent to clear the drive way and check on if they needed anything. As Kent and Kristy were taught what it was to be a good neighbor and they to carry it on to their generation and the next one through their children. Eileen and Mom were across the hallway from each other at assisted living, they so enjoyed visiting back and forth with each other. After Mom left assisted living, they both asked about the other. Eileen was one of those who was a tough old bird.... even when her plate was overfilled, she dug in and got things taken care of in an orderly fashion. She was not afraid of hard work. She will be greatly missed. RIP Eileen. "

Ruth Kuchel wrote on Jan 19, 2023:

"To Eileen?s family, thank you for sharing your mom with us! She was so much fun! But you knew how she felt about things and about what was going on. She was a very special lady. I am proud to call her my friend! You are all in my prayers. Ruth Kuchel"

Dan Loeffelholz wrote on Jan 19, 2023:

"Hello Halbur Family. We are very sorry for the loss of Aunt Eileen. She was always very kind, thoughtful and a great to have a conversation with. Our thoughts and prayers to you all. There will be a wonderful celebration in Heaven!!! Dan & Lisa Loeffelholz Family"

Patricia Croghan wrote on Jan 19, 2023:

"We wish to celebrate Eileen's wonderful life with you. We would love to give big hugs and kisses to all the family & friends. Eileen was the best coffee buddy, ever! Our thoughts are with all as you honor her. We love you greatly, Patty & David Croghan"

Jeanne Goche wrote on Jan 19, 2023:

"Our hearts go out to Eileen's family. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of Eileen over the years. She was always a kind and thoughtful friend who meant a great deal to us. Blessings - Mike and Jeanne Horihan"

Dottie Schiltz wrote on Jan 18, 2023:

"Special thoughts and deepest condolences/sympathies to Eileen's family. Embrace your memories always. "

Patricia Tanner wrote on Jan 18, 2023:

"So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom! Deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers for you all! Barb Handlos and Patty Handlos Tanner"

Carlee Jo wrote on Jan 17, 2023:

"she was always so sweet and kind at the nursing home. she would keep me at work for hours longer telling me stories and talking to me ?? "

Maureen Dreees wrote on Jan 17, 2023:

"We were sorry to learn of the loss of Eileen, what a neat, positive lady. I always enjoyed chatting with her at school events. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Jay and Maureen"

Connie Blum wrote on Jan 17, 2023:

"Bless her heart! She was always so kind and fun to be around. Prayers of comfort for her kids and grandkids! ?????? Connie"

Bill Ohde wrote on Jan 17, 2023:

"Hi Carla. Sorry to see that your Mother died. My sympathy and best wishes to you and Craig. Bill Ohde"