November 22, 2016


Scott W. Halbur, 53, of Manning, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manning.  The celebrant will be Father John Gerald. Music will be provided by Anne Muhlbauer and the Sacred Heart choir. Lectors will be Scott’s children Melissa Yeats and Scott Halbur.  Gift bearers will be Scott’s grandchildren Valerie, Hannah, Claire and Anna.  Eucharistic ministers will be Wes and Joyce Dammann and Jim Muhlbauer. Casket bearers will be Logan Yeats, Collin Clark, Patrick Richardson, Jess Anderson, Scott Halbur and Darrell Liechti. Honorary casket bearers will be Rachel Owen, Al Riesenberg, Dennis Croghan and Glen Ahrendsen.  Burial will be at the parish cemetery.  The Manning-Manilla Knights of Columbus will form an honor guard for the Mass.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Church in Manning, and the Manning-Manilla Knights of Columbus will lead the rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Informed Choice of Iowa, a pro-life organization working to eliminate abortion in Iowa.  Donations can be made online at, or can be mailed to Informed Choice, PO Box 2537, Iowa City, IA, 52244-2537.  

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of  Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Scott’s family at  

Born Jan. 25, 1963, in Carroll, Iowa, Scott Walter was a son of Leander and Eileen (Riesberg) Halbur.  He graduated from Manning High School with the Class of 1981.  On Aug. 20, 1983, Scott married Darlys Klocke at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dedham.  

After their wedding, Scott and Darlys farmed near Dedham until 1988, when they moved to the family farm south of Manning.  Scott was a very active member of the community.  He was a eucharistic minister and active parishioner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  He was a proud 3rd degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus Council 12438.  His countless volunteer hours and tireless efforts led to the Halbur family being name the 2014-2015 Iowa Knights of Columbus Family of the Year.  He cherished time with his family; he enjoyed traveling and hiking; he was an expert gardener. Scott will be remembered most for his selfless service to others and his diligent efforts in the pro-life movement.

Scott is survived by his wife: Darlys Halbur; his children: Melissa Yeats (Logan), Michelle Halbur (Collin Clark), Amanda Richardson (Patrick), Rebecca Halbur (Jess Anderson), Elizabeth Halbur and Scott Christopher Halbur; his grandchildren: Valerie, Hannah, and Oliver Clark; Claire, Anna, and Benjamin Yeats; and Baby Richardson; his mother: Eileen Halbur; his siblings: Sue DeGard (Dan), Ken Halbur (Pat), Terry Halbur (JoAnne), Kristy Hugeback (Kent), and Carla Hacker (Craig); as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended family.  

He was preceded in death by his father, Leander Halbur.