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Eleanor M. Halbleib


Eleanor M. Halbleib, 92, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.

She was born Jan. 22, 1921, to Peter and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Leiker.

She married Robert "Bob" Halbleib on May 6, 1947, in Park. He preceded her in death Aug. 18, 1973. She lived on her farm until five years ago, when she moved to Wichita because of her health. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and farmer.

She enjoyed collecting rocks for the yard, pulling weeds and the outdoors.

Her Catholic faith was important to her. She taught Catholic religious classes for more than 40 years, teaching all her children and many of her grandchildren.

Survivors include three sons, David "Dave" Halbleib and wife, Judy, Hays, Charles "Chuck" Halbleib and wife, Monica, Ness City, and Daniel "Dan" Halbleib and wife, Niki, Wichita; two daughters, Janice "Jan" Stevens and husband, Martin, Wichita, and Roberta "Bobbie" Williams and husband, James, Wichita; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers; and a granddaughter, Jennifer (Halbleib) Kufahl.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, McCracken; burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, McCracken.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, with family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, and from 10 to 10:50 a.m. Saturday at the church.

A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.charterfunerals.com.