My brother, Doug, recently told me that he heard that Roy Karbula had passed away, so I searched Bing and found various sources of information and also that Roy was a Veteran...hopefully a family member will see this belated tribute and contact me so I can get more military information and pictures to include with Roy's name in the Manning Veterans' book I'm working on...

Roy Francis Karbula
January 29, 1933 - July 28, 2002

Burial Calvary Cemetery Webster City, Iowa
Son of Charles and Katherine (Pilko) Karbula
Siblings: Mary Foster, Theresa Saunders, Rose Buckles, Katherine Karbula, Agnes Flockhart, Josephine Shimkat, Ann Enburg
Children: John, Karen, Bill, Korinne, Anne, Marie
Military: US Navy - Korea


The Karbula Family Scholarship for Excellence in Theatre Education
Roy Karbula earned a Bachelor's degree from the Iowa State Teacher's College in 1959 and later earned a Master's degree from UNI in 1969. He enjoyed a 40-year teaching career in the Iowa towns of Manning, Webster City, and Fort Dodge. His wife, Marie, worked 30 years as an elementary school secretary and central office administrative assistant. They were much-loved and respected by many generations of students and by their own six children.

One of their sons, John Karbula, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from UNI in 1979. He attended Grade School at Manning and after graduating from UNI, he spent more than 27 years as a high school English and Theatre teacher, principal, and school superintendent.

It is with great pride that John Karbula established the Karbula Family Scholarship for Excellence in Theatre Education to honor the educational service of his beloved parents, Roy and Marie Karbula. This scholarship provides support for an outstanding undergraduate junior or senior student majoring in Theatre Education.


William James Karbula
William "Bill" Karbula, 47, of Mesa, Arizona, a former Webster City resident, died Monday, January 8, 2007, at his home.

A Reflections of Life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2007, at the Foster Chapel. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be at Fosters from 2 to 4 p.m.

William James Karbula, son of Roy and Marie (Hay) Karbula, was born November 24, 1959, at Carroll, Iowa. He lived in Manning, Iowa, while his dad taught Geography there, and graduated from Webster City High school in 1978. While in high school, he worked for Russ Block.

He attended Hawkeye Tech at Waterloo. On December 26, 1986, he married Amy Dupke at Christ The King Church at Mesa. The couple resided at Mesa. He had been employed by U.S. Distributing, in automotive parts sales at Phoenix, for 24 years.

Billy is survived by his wife, Amy; daughters, Courtney and Camille, at home; his mother, Marie Karbula of Webster City; brother and sister-in-law, John and Julie Karbula of Fort Collins, Colorado; sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Richard Mason, Korinne and Mark Nelson, Anne and Todd Nielson, Mary Karbula, all of Webster City; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.
He was a former member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
Memorials may be made to the Karbula girls, Courtney and Camille.
Billy was an avid admirer of cars and enjoyed the NASCAR circuit.


1974 MHS graduates: Jon Sidney Ahrendsen, Daniel L. Arp, Beverly Jean Baker, Randy Dean Baker, Christine Kay Beck, Joseph Walter Blum, David John Croghan, Colleen Jane Dammann, Diana Lynn Doyel, Barbara Ann Drees, Jeffrey James Drees, Christine Marie Edmunds, Dean William Fara, Gwen Marlyn Fielweber, Nancy Kay Fogleman, Michael E. Foley, Jean Patricia Garner, Michael John Gawley, Dwight Thomas Gore, Gary Craig Graner, Douglas Dean Hansen, Kimala Ann Haubrich, Martha Ann Heinicke (salutatorian), Mary Ruth Heinicke, Barbara Kay Hudson, Linda Louise Hughes, Randy Wayne Jahn, William A. Johnson, James Walter Karsten, Jeffrey Lynn Karsten, Jan Lee Kasperbauer, Jerilyn Joy Kusel, Rick Paul Lohrmann, Randy L. Mahnke, Dean Joseph Moeller, Larry L. Mundt, Randy Alvin Musfeldt, Stanley Alan Musfeldt, David Jon Nelson, Debra Kay Opperman (valedictorian), Dale Dean Reinke, Paul James Renze, Randall Joseph Renze, MaryJane Bernice Rohe, Dale N. Rohe, Susan Elizabeth Rutz, Peggy Ann Sibbel, Dale Kevin Sieve, Keith Dale Stribe, Becky Sue Tank, Karen Ann Tank, Connie Sue Weems, Bob Larry Weiskircher, Daniel Lee Williams, Jessica Marie Zerwas, Steven R. Zinke

1974 former students: Paula Andreasen, William Baley, Sheila Bauer, Glenda Baugh, Darwin Betterton, Craig Brady, Donna Dentlinger, Pam Drees, Darwin Farrell, Nylene Freese, Keith Frisinger, Bev Geerdes, Duane Gehling, Sally Grimm, Cindy Halbur, Jacqueline Hansen, Paul Hartman, Darrell Hinners, Robert Hinz, Debra Hodne, Michael Irlmeier, Laurie Jahn, John Karbula, Jane Kunkel, Carol McCammond, Daniel Moore, Daniel Nelson, Louie Schwiesow, Earl Shoemaker, Marilyn Taggart, James Thompson, Jerry Voge, Terry Voge, Debra Wassom, Diane Zentmire, Mark Zerwas, Steve Zerwas

On the east side of the old Firemen's Hall

Roy Karbula - Geography

Virginia Dethlefs, Charles Brotherton, Roy Karbula, Ila Rix

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