October 30, 2013


Emaline Halbur, 79 of Coon Rapids, and formerly of Carroll, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Thomas Rest Haven Nursing Home in Coon Rapids.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be Father Timothy Johnson. Music will be by Barb McDermott, Holy Spirit choir and soloist John Wagner. Lector will be Emaline's daughter Nadine Hoffman. Gift bearers will be Emaline's granddaughters Donita Logeman, Erica Knowlton, Nicole Martin, Jenny Tiefenthaler, Jina Brincks, Stephanie Drake, Michelle Prescott, Sara Beyer and Julie Halbur. Eucharistic ministers will be Emaline's sister Lou Pottebaum and Emaline's nephew Merle Wuebker. Casket bearers will be Emaline's grandsons Eric Halbur, Chad Martin, Aaron Halbur, Troy Prescott, Dustin Logeman, Greg Knowlton, Jasen Tiefenthaler, Dan Drake and Keith Brincks. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary at 6:30 p.m. The casket will be moved to Holy Spirit Church at 8:30 a.m. Saturday when visitation will resume.

Online condolences may be left for Emaline's family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born June 1, 1934, at Maple River, Iowa, Emaline was a daughter of Frank "X.F." and Matilda (Kennebeck) Hoffman. She spent her younger years in the Maple River area and attended St. Francis School. On Feb. 24, 1954, she married Cletus Halbur at St. Francis Catholic Church in Maple River with Father Peter M. Mattes officiating. The couple farmed one year south of Halbur and then moved northwest of Coon Rapids where they farmed until 1980 when they moved to Carroll. After moving to Carroll, Emaline worked at New Hope Village.

She enjoyed creating silk flower bouquets for weddings and anniversaries, but her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Following the passing of her husband Cletus in 2006, Emaline was a resident at Carroll Health Center and then became a resident at Thomas Rest Haven in Coon Rapids.

Emaline was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll.

Survivors include her children: Jeff Halbur and his wife Marilyn of Carroll, Joann Martin and her husband Steve Hoogestraat of Carroll, Nadine Hoffman and her husband John of Dedham, and Lisa Beyer and her husband Ron of Spencer; 10 grandchildren: Eric, Aaron, Donita, Erica, Chad, Jenny, Jina, Stephanie, Troy and Sara; 21 great-grandchildren: Tyler, Grant, Breann, Braxton, Ada, Mara, Lacee, CJ, Abbie, Claire, Macy, Mitchell, Molly, Traeton, Caeson, Carter, Aubrie, Mallory, Ty, Kenya and Georgia; one sister: Lou (Art) Pottebaum of Carroll; one brother: Lynn Hoffman of Roselle; her in-laws: Larry (JoAnn) Halbur of Schleswig, Inez Halbur of Breda, Bernard (Marita) Meiners of Coon Rapids, William Jr. (Marie) Halbur of Scottsdale, Ariz., Margaret (Tom) Denker of Halbur and Patricia (Joe) Goblirsch of Jesup; as well as many nieces, nephews and other extended relatives.

Emaline was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Cletus in 2006; one sister, Melvina Wuebker; and one brother, Eugene Hoffman.