Emily passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at her home in Otsego.
She was born March 2, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Paul and Stephania (Dzurnik) Ballay. Emily had many jobs and for 15 years was the secretary at St. Margaret School until her retirement.
In her free time Emily enjoyed raising chickens, gardening, flowers, watching nature especially birds and deer and the love of her family and farm. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and crafting.
Emily was a member of the Crystal Club, Corporal Works of Mercy and First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association. On June 26, 1943 in Chicago, she married Louis Kubin who preceded her in death.
Surviving are her daughters, Patricia (Milt) Garber of Nevada, Susanne (Robert) Knaus of Florida, Emilia (Doug) Rex of Otsego and Mary (John) Miller of Otsego; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Frances Wagner and Illene Oetman; sister-in-law, Jean Balley along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; brothers, Joseph, Paul and Edwin Ballay.
Friends may visit with Emily’s family from 4-8 PM, Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with a Rosary Service at 7 PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego, with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Margaret Cemetery.
Contributions in memory of Emily may be made to St. Margaret School or St. Vincent de Paul Ministry.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.