Song Yang Xiong, 82, (1938-2021) passed away with surrounding family members on February 12th, 2021 at the Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, WI.
Song’s father was Txiv Xaiv Kaub Vaj and her mother was Lis Moua.
Song had seven brothers and five sisters.
Song lived a full life filled with interesting moments, twists, and turns. Song was born in Laos and was remarried three times throughout her life due to tragic losses. She lived through many life changing events including the Secret War (a.k.a. Vietnam War). In 1980, Song got married to Nhia Sue Xiong. This marriage would be her third and her last. Song and her family were then relocated to the United States. Although there are many names and organizations to thank for, Nou Va Thao and his side of the family deserves credit for playing a major role in assisting Song and her family to the U.S.
Interestingly, Song and Nhia Sue were brought up with Christian faith despite the majority back in Laos. Even after coming to the U.S. they carried a strong belief. Song would go on to live life a new in the United States, learning and adapting to the new cultural changes. Unexpectedly on April 21st of 2011, Song lost Nhia Sue due to cancer.
Despite the tragic loss, Song continued the rest of her later years raising her Son’s four grandchildren. Song had every opportunity to live her own life freely and moved where she pleased, but yet she selflessly stayed to care for her grandchildren without expecting anything in return. Song raised them with unconditional love as if they were her own children. All four of these grandchildren are now fully adults.
Song is survived by two daughters, one son, one brother, and along with many beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Song’s life may not be filled with richness and luxury, but the many life lessons she overcame enriched her own life in different ways.
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