Jou Chue Her

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Jou Chue Her, 75 years old, of Turner, KS passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on January 9th, 2020.
Jou Chue Her was born June 6th, 1944 to Chai Sue and Sheng Yang Her in the village of Haib Poom, XiengKhoung Province, Laos. He joined the CIA Special Guerilla Unit in 1961 and served this unit from 1962-1966. In 1967 he was hired to work for USAID as a warehouse manager, where he served for 8 years until the Secret War/Vietnam War forced him and his family to seek asylum in America as Hmong refugees.
In 1976, he arrived in Houston, TX with his family and began the challenging task of rebuilding a new life in a new country. In Houston, Jou Chue worked as a mail clerk and began correspondence seeking his extended family. In 1980, he moved his family to Wausau, WI to be with his brother Bla Chong Her and his nephew Cher Tou Her. While in Wausau, he overcame many obstacles in creating a safe and stable community for his family and many Hmong relatives. He eventually founded and became the first executive director of the Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association, a non-profit charitable organization focused on assisting and resettling Hmong refugees in Wausau and surrounding areas. Jou Chue was also a devoted Christian and worked tirelessly in establishing the first Hmong CMA Church in Wausau. He later became a visionary leader that brought to fruition the construction of a new church building that provided support and services to a growing Hmong CMA congregation in Wausau.
In 1990, he retired from his job and relocated to Kansas City, KS to be closer to family. In his retirement, he enjoyed gardening, fishing, traveling, serving God through his church, and spending quality time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Jou Chue was a man that had enormous love for others and prided himself on opening his heart and home to anyone that needed rest, respite, and/or support. His generosity and love are forever etched in the hearts of all those who knew him and was touched by him.
Jou Chue Her is preceded in death by his parents, Chai Sue and Sheng Yang Her, his brothers; Bla Chong Her, Vang Her, and Cu Her and his sisters Bla Her Yang and Yer Her Yang. He is also preceded in death by his nephew Cher Tou Her and his nieces Pla Her Thao and Ploua Her Xiong.
He is survived by his life-long wife and loving soul mate, Ka Yang Her, brother Nhia Yer Her, sister Cha Her Yang, three sons Num Pao (Gei Gei) Her, Nkag Fu (Blia) Her, Peter (Bai) Kim, his daughter Pafoua (Fim Long) Vue, and 14 grandchildren.
His Homecoming Celebration will be held at Faith Deliverance Church, 3043 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas on February 29th-March 1st with burial taking place at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 8321 Quivira Road, Lenexa, KS.