May 2, 2014

Dorothy Halbur, 84, of Carroll, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Regency Park Nursing Home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Willey. The celebrant will be Father Timothy Johnson. Con-celebrant and homilist will be Father Gary Snyder. Music will be by Barb Danner and the St. Mary choir. Mass servers will be Michael and Jacob Schreck. Lector will be Dr. Martin Halbur. Gift bearers will be Chris Schultz, Ben Halbur, John Halbur, Leann Halbur and Andrea Argotsinger. Casket bearers will be Dorothy's nieces and nephews Jane Mayer, Betsy Robbins, Tom Snyder, Jim Halbur, Allen Hansohn and Ron Mayer. The Carroll Catholic Daughters of the Americas will form an honor guard for the Mass. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Willey.

Friends may call after 4:30 p.m. Monday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary by the Carroll Catholic Daughters of the Americas at 5 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 6:30 p.m.

Online condolences may be left for Dorothy's family at

Born July 1, 1929, at rural Templeton, Iowa, Dorothy was a daughter of Frank and Theresa (Bluml) Mayer. She spent her younger years in the Templeton area and later attended Sts. Peter and Paul School. She later furthered her education and graduated with the first Adult Education Class in 1970. On April 19, 1949, she married Adrian Halbur at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Carroll. The couple made their home west of Willey where Dorothy was a devoted homemaker and mother. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, and most of all gardening. Dorothy was a member of St. Mary Parish, Parish Ladies Guild and Carroll Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and a longtime member of Carroll County Farm Bureau where she served as president.

Survivors include her children: Roger Halbur and wife Joan of Carroll, Teri West of Cedar Rapids, Neil Halbur of Chicago, Ill., and Ann Halbur of Fort Dodge; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her sister, Veronica Quandt of Lidderdale; her in-laws: Verna Mayer of Carroll, Lou (John) Saam of Midland, Mich., Bill Hawver of Kansas City, Mo., and Pat Halbur of Naperville, Ill.; as well as many nieces, nephews and other extended relatives.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband Adrian in February 1999; her sisters: Jean Hansohn, Agnes Snyder, Theresa Schaeffer and Mary Mayer; and her brothers: Frank, Ben, Leo, Joe and Paul Mayer.