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Charlie Lo

May 4, 1954 ~ April 26, 2021 (age 66)


Charlie Lo “Vam Txos” age 66, Wausau, passed away at Marshfield Medical Center-Weston on Monday, April 26, 2021.

He was born on May 4, 1954 in the village of Hoi Hin Dam, Sam Neua, Houa Phan, Laos, son of Chai Vang Lo and Xai Xiong.

On April 1979, he and his wife came to America as refugees of the Vietnam War. They left behind their families and friends to come and seek a better life. Before he came to the U.S., he was a teacher and taught First Grade.

On April 29, 1985, Charlie got hired at Central Fabricators (now Woods Equipment) in Schofield. He worked for 32 years and retired on May 6, 2017.

On July 26, 1996 he and his wife became naturalized citizens, and bought their first house in 1988.

On his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting squirrels and fishing, travelling, gardening and spending time with family. He was a devouted Catholic. He believed in hard work to achieve success.

He will be remembered for his kind heart, offering refuge for those who had non, treating others with respect, and teaching his child and grandchildren about family values.

Charlie loved his family very much and loved to serve and care for them above all things. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him!

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Shoua V. Lo, Wausau, his daughter Monica M. Lo (Moua/Tsua) and son-in-law, Steve Schnitzler (Stevens Point) and four grandchildren, Cheng Chad Vang, Lilli, Belle, and Kennen Xiong-Schnitzler (Stevens Point), two younger sisters, Tia and Tong (Laos), and a younger brother, Cha (Laos), and relatives.

A celebration of Charlie’s life and visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday May 9, 2021 at Peterson Kraemer Funeral Home in Wausau, WI., 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau.

Monday, May 10th at 8 a.m., a brief church service will take place at Peterson Kraemer Funeral Home followed with burial at Restlawn Memorial Park at 9:45 a.m., 235962 N. Troy St, Wausau, WI 54403. Father Al Burkhardt will preside.  

Current COVID recommendations will be practiced and masks are encouraged for those in attendance.  Facebook live stream and zoom will be available for those that are not able to attend.

In lieu of flowers, support for the family can be sent by check to Shoua V. Lo, 604 S. 20th Ave., Wausau, WI 54401. 

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Marshfield Weston ICU for their care, and to the staff of Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home.


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May 9, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Peterson Kraemer Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc.
3400 Stewart Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401

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