August 6, 2013


Roger L. Halbur, 61, of Carroll, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Ambassador Nursing Home in Omaha, Neb.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll with the Rev. Timothy Schott as celebrant. Lector and eucharistic minister will be Roy Lorenz. Gift bearers will be Michelle Butterfield and Carla Lorenz. Casket bearers will be Jeremiah Lorenz, Randall Halbur Jr., James Halbur, Eric Lorenz, Emily Halbur, Ronnie Venteicher and Travis Bretey.

Music will be "Amazing Grace," "On Eagle's Wings," "Rock of Ages" and "How Great Thou Art" by Holy Spirit choir and organist Barb McDermott.

Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Ohde Twit Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary and parish vigil service at 5 p.m. led by the Rev. Timothy Schott. Visitation will resume at Holy Spirit Church at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Roger Lawrence, son of Daniel E. and Rita E. (Steffes) Halbur, was born Jan. 29, 1952, in Carroll, Iowa. He grew up on a farm near Maple River and attended Holy Spirit School and Kuemper High School. Following graduation Roger attended college in Sioux City studying automotive body work. He then moved back to Carroll. He worked at Scranton Body Shop for many years and then worked in Carroll doing tires.

In his spare time Roger enjoyed playing cards and games, fishing, camping and doing word-search puzzles. Above all he loved spending time with family and friends.

When his health began to fail he moved to a nursing home in Omaha in 2005.

Roger is survived by his siblings Diane (Joe) Gross of Carroll, Beverly (Roy) Lorenz of Byron, Ill., Art Halbur of Rockdale, Ill., and Randall (Patti) Halbur of Guthrie Center; brother-in-law Larry Vaughn of Lake City; special friend Margaret Davis of Carroll; nieces and nephews, Pamela (Chris) Anthofer, Maria (Travis) Bretey, Michelle Butterfield, Jeremiah (Katie) Lorenz, Carla Lorenz and fiancé Lee, Eric Lorenz and fiancée Angela, Randall Jr. Halbur, Emily Halbur and Eddy Halbur; nine great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers David Halbur, Gerard Halbur and Russell Halbur; sister Annette Vaughn; sister-in-law Mona Halbur and nephew Bryen Halbur.