Emily Pearl (Sis Manier) Horban, 95, formerly of Stan ley, passed peacefully, joyfully into the arms of Jesus on Friday, March 11, 2022 from her Memory Care residence in Altoona, with family by her side. She was born, along with her twin brother, Emil Perry (Bud), on November 20, 1926 at the family home south of Stanley, to Clifford and Bes – sie (Ulrey) Manier. They were two of twelve siblings.
Emily grew up on the family farm and graduated from Stanley High school in 1944. While still in high school, Emily worked for the Knar family, caring for their sons and doing house work.
She also worked 1 year at a local boarding house, serving meals, washing dishes and cleaning rooms, earning $1.50-$2 a week plus room and board. When Emily was 16 she worked in Milwaukee, at a factory where her sister, Marie, did office work. She stayed with Marie and her husband, Herb, working all summer to make money to buy school clothes. One summer Emily worked in Chicago, at a soda fountain where they sold Andes Candies and, after graduation, she worked for a telegraph company, staying with her sister and brother- in-law, Bernice and “G” Schneider.
While living in the city, Emily contracted tuberculosis, resulting in her spending over 2 years in recovery at Mount Washington Sanatori um, in Eau Claire, and relaps- ing for 6 months in 1956-57. Her lungs were a health issue for Emily all her life.
On June 14, 1952 Emily married Joseph Horban at the Stanley Brethren Church, celebrating 48 years together.
They lived in Chicago a few years, but moved back to the Horban family farm, preferring “clean dirt” to the soot of the city. The farm had also been in the Manier family be fore the Depression!
Emily and Joe raised five children, working hard together on the farm and bringing their family up in the faith, attending Maple Grove Church of the Brethren (now Bible Church), where Emily was a lifelong member, faith- ful Sunday School teacher and worker in the Ladies Aid.
Emily always raised a large garden and canned the produce; she cooked delicious meals and baked wonderful bread, cookies and pies, all from scratch; she sewed the family’s clothes, crocheted caps and scarves, knit sweaters and socks, by hand and, later, on her knitting machine.
For many years Emily washed clothes on a wringer washing machine, hanging them outside to dry. When her youngest daughter, Cathy, started school, Emily began her next career, working for the Stan ley-Boyd school district for 21 years in the kitchen doing what she knew and loved, baking bread and wonderful cookies and bars!
She unreservedly loved her family, her church and her Savior, Jesus. Everyone who knew her counted her as a friend., and her door was always open, to share a meal, or a cup of coffee and a cookie!
This remarkable, sweet, kind, loving, faith filled and caring woman was always giving of herself and doing for others. Emily began life sharing, sharing her mother’s womb with her twin brother. And, it would seem, that beautiful spirit of sharing was evident throughout her entire life.
Emily is survived by her children, Carol (Steve) Mohr of Stanley, Ronald (Jolene) Horban of Indianapolis, David Horban of Altoona and Cathy (Randy) Winger of Eau Claire, seven grandchildren, Tina (Tom) Jakubowicz, Val- erie (Jason) Giangiuli, Sheila (Tim) Forster, Melanie (Scott) Forster, Brian Horban, James Horban, Katie Horban, and ten great grandchildren, Tyler and Derek Pahl, Jacob Horban, Alexa and Ava Giangiuli, Preston, Breken, and Easton Forster, Isabella (Bella) and Adelyn (Addy) Forster, one sister, Evelyn Warack and her sister-in-law and close friend, Pat Manier, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Emily was preceded in passing by her parents, her husband Joseph in 2000, her son Joseph in 2008 and ten siblings, Marie (Toots) Ol – son, Marjorie (Marge) Olson, Verna (Bobbe) Pue, Laura (Polly) Hatfield, Betty (Babe) Tate, Bernice Schneider, Ja – cob (Jake) Manier, William (Bups) Manier, Orville Mani er, and her twin, Emil (Bud) Manier.
In honor of her life and memory, a funeral service will be held Friday, March 18, 2022 at Maple Grove Bible Church in rural Stanley with Steve Mohr officiating. Vis itation at the church will be from 9-11 a.m. and the memorial service begins at 11 a.m.
A graveside committal will follow at South Worden Cem etery. There will be a time for lunch and memories at the church following services.
In lieu of flowers, the fam ily requests that memorials be given to the Christian charity of your choice.
The family also wishes to thank their Mom’s Doc tors, nurses and caregivers who, especially in the last 3 ½ years, have shown such kindness and compassion for her health care needs. We are especially grateful to caregivers and staff at: Care Partners Assisted Living and Memory Care, Birch Street, Eau Claire and Briar Lane Altoona, and Interim Healthcare Hospice, as well as all the love and support from Emily’s family and friends.
Plombon Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.