Xao Cher Jimmy Her

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Xao Cher Jimmy Her, 80, of Kansas City KS, went home to be with his heavenly father on Wednesday, the 11th of August, 2021 at the University of Kansas Hospital surrounded by his loved ones.

Xao Cher Jimmy Her was born on April 14th, 1941 in Xiengkhouang Laos to Num Maiv Her and Pang Kong. Num Maiv has four sons: Doua, Bla Yao, Cheng and Xao Cher and four daughters: Pay, Lue, Ploua and Mai. All of Num Maiv’s children are deceased.
In 1957, Xao Cher married Mee Kong. Together, they have two children, son Jou Yee Her and a daughter (unknown name and passed after birth). In 1960, Mee Kong passed away. In 1966 Xao Cher married Song Vang. Together, they have six children: two sons – Mike and Tommy and four daughters – a daughter (unknown name and passed after birth), Bla, Pang Kou, and Bao Nhia.

In 1953, Xao Cher attended school in Phongsavan, Laos. In 1955 he graduated school in Level 3. Xao Cher Jimmy Her was a hero who served in the Vietnam War for 14 years (1961-1975). He worked under the direction of the US Special Guerrilla Unit (SGU) and General Vang Pao as a Military Radio Operator and oversee Radio Operation during the secret war in Laos. He earned the rank of Captain. In 2004, Xao Cher joined the Lao Hmong America Coalition and United Sates National Defense Force Support Command (USND) and earned the honorable rank of Major due to previous experience. His duties are to help with the Homeland Security Program, community service, and honor guard training team. He was a dedicated member and fulfilled all his duties. In 2015, Xao Cher was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. Xao Cher had served 17 years in the USND and 14 years in the Vietnam War, totaling 31 years of service to the people and country.

In 1975 Xao Cher and his family fled to Namphong, Thailand. In 1976, Xao Cher and family arrived in Houston, TX. Xao Cher started work the following day in landscaping and mowing grass and then from 1977-1979 he worked at Coca Cola Company. In 1979, Xao Cher relocated his family to Kansas City, KS where he resided for 42 years until his passing. Xao Cher worked at a Paper Plate Company in packaging, a Janitor at Overland Park Mall, a Supervisor at Jural Company, a Printer and printed cups, and a Janitor at Shick Tube Veyor Corporation. From 1987-2021, Xao Cher was the Manager for Suab Nqua Hu.

Xao Cher became a Christian in 1952. He loved serving the Lord when he resided in Laos and Thailand. Xao Cher was also a devoted Christian and one of the founders of First Hmong C&MA Church in Kansas City, KS. Xao Cher enjoys spending quality time with families and friends and serving God through his church. His last service with his church was on 7/18/2021.
Xao Cher was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Xao Cher and his wife grows a small patch of rice patty in their backyard and would share their fresh crop of rice with families and friends when they harvested in the Fall. His generosity and love stretched for miles across the ocean and back to his hometown of Kansas City. Xao Cher truly loves everyone and welcomed all to his home. He was an extraordinary man, jack of all trades, humble, amazing storyteller, enjoyed doing his daily devotions, a dedicated service man, loved his country, pigeons, and roosters, but most of all he loved his family. He impacted so many lives through the friendships that he made, all of which he cherished. He was selfless, always gave the best advice, had a smile that could brighten anyone’s day, and gave the best knuckle head sandwiches. To have known him, was to love him.

Xao Cher is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Song Vang Her and in legacy by their six children-

Jou Yee and Pla Moua Her of Kansas City, KS

Bla and Chonh Sue Kue of Cowpens, SC

Mike and Kao Kong Her of Kansas City, KS
Tommy and Pang Nhia Xiong Her of Overland Park, KS

Pang Kou and Tito Xiong of Ruskin, FL

Bao Nhia and Chang Xiong of Westminster, CO

Proud grandfather to his 14 grandchildren: Mhink Her, Linda Her, Nancy Her, Kevin Her, Barry Her, Jennifer Her, Steven Her, Kong Mong Kue, Kong Chinh Kue, Frances Her, Alex Her, Emily Her, Jeremy Xiong, and Titus Xiong.
Beacon of light to his 26 great grandchildren: Codie Her, Skyla Her, Noah Her, Nicolai Her, Eunice Her, Kenji Khang, Phillip Khang, Julianne Khang, Abigail Vang, Kaiyu Vang, Kenneth Vang, Nivek Her, Ariella Her, Crystal Vang, Eric Vang, Sarai Her, Joy Her, Joey Her, Chasidy Her, Evan Her, Jayden Vang, Jordan Arthurs, Jenevieve Arthurs, and Jenesis Arthurs.
1 great-great grandchild: Evangeline Kaab Hli Ntuj Naomi Her

Preceded in death by: Mee Kong (1960) and two daughters (unknown names and passed after birth).
The family will receive friends and family for a Celebration of Life at the Faith Deliverance Church, 3043 State Avenue, Kansas City KS, 66102. Services are as follow:

Saturday, September 11th, 2021 Session I Service 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Immediate Family) Family Time 1:00 – 3:30 pm Session II Service 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Sunday, September 12th, 2021 Family Time and Viewing 4:00 – 4:45 pm Session III Service 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Monday, September 13th, 2021 Family Time and Viewing 9:00 – 9:45 am Session IV Service 10:00 – 11:30 am Procession to Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery 11:40 am BURIAL GROUND: Gate of Heaven, Parallel Pkwy & N. 126th St., Kansas City KS, 66109 Burial Service 12:00 pm

Memorial donations can be sent to Yee J Her, 6662 Waverly Avenue, Kansas City KS, 66104 Venmo: @TommyHer01 Paypal: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“Love one another and believe in Jesus Christ and keep doing God's work. We will see one another again in heaven.” - Xao Cher Jimmy Her