Chong Her Yang

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Chong Her Yang, age 76, passed away April 5th, 2020 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Chong is survived by his wife Mao Her Yang, five sons, Toua (Chue), Xao (Sumaly), Fue (Xai), Mike (Sarad), True (Pang) and two daughters Nou (Lue) and Tang (Joe). He also leaves behind 18 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Chong was born October 25, 1943 to Txwj Ntxawg Yang and Maiv Her in Xiengkhouang Province, Laos.

He proudly served in the US Central Intelligence Agency’s Special Guerrilla Army unit in Laos from 1960-1962. During his service, he was wounded in action and lost his left arm. Upon his injury, Chong finished his education and became a teacher in Laos until they resettled to Thailand in a refugee camp.

In 1980, his nephews sponsored him and his family to the United States. While in the United States he made a home in Honolulu, Hawaii, Des Moines, Iowa, Fresno, California, and then to his eventual home in Kansas City, Kansas.

Chong was a very active man and often enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening in his free time despite his handicap. He loved spending quality time with his wife, whom he was happily married for 60 years, children and grandchildren. Chong was a man that loved others dearly and always provided encouragement, prayer and support to those who knew him.

Chong was a devoted Christian and spoke often of his faith in God; always open to sharing his faith to others, especially his children.

Chong is preceded in death by his parents, Txwj Ntxawg Yang and Maiv Her, his three brothers; Qhua Xaab, Xwm, and Nkag Pov, and four sisters; Txus, Vaab, Bla, and Rhav.

Our beloved father and grandfather will be dearly missed.

Due to current restrictions a private family service will be held.