Mao B. Khang, 48, Wausau, died Friday April 29, 2022, at the Aspirus Hospice House. She was born July 28, 1973 in Laos, daughter of May Yang and Wang Chue Khang.
Mao devoted her life to her children and victims of abuse. She was an advocate for many causes. Among the many, she was involved with the Women’s Community. She worked in three different domestic abuse programs in central Wisconsin, with The Women’s Community being the third and final destination where she worked for over 20 years. She was a fierce advocate who did whatever was in her power to seek justice for the victims that she served. She spoke of how hard she fought so that her children would see that even when it is hard, you fight for what you believe in to make life better for others. To the end, she was always in service of others.
Mao leaves behind her children, Keyna Lee, Mishka Lee, Gemini Lee, her mom May Khang, her siblings Pao (Yer) Khang, Soua (Bounmath) Yang, John (Stacie) Khang, Ger (Soua) Khang, Zer (John) Yang, Vang (Sena) Khang, Mary Khang, Vong (Pa) Khang, Elizabeth (Kaw) Vang as well as 11 nephews, 15 nieces and 2 great nephews.
If you would like to help Mao’s family during this difficult time, a fund is being established at The Women’s Community: Send “In honor of Mao Khang” 3200 Hilltop Ave. Wausau, WI 54401 or electronically at: www.womenscommunity.org, subject line “In honor of Mao Khang”
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday May 21, 2022, at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau. Visitation will be held from 9:00-9:30 a.m. until the time of services, and from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Stewart Avenue Funeral Home. A reception will be held in honor of Mao at the Wausau Labor Temple, 318 South 3rd Ave, Wausau, WI 54401. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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