Thai Vang, 49 of La Crosse passed away peacefully Saturday, February 15, 2020 in his home. He was born in Lan Chang, Laos on May 13, 1970 to Xay Dang and Chia Lee Vang.
Thai immigrated to the US with his family when he was 10 years old to Minneapolis, MN. He lived there for 3 years and then his family moved to La Crosse in 1983. He had a passion of learning about American History. He could tell you about everything from the Declaration of Independence to facts about previous Presidents and facts on every war the US endured. With living in Wisconsin, he loved the Green Bay Packers. He was always wearing green and gold and cheering them on for every game. Thai helped many people in the community by volunteering his time. He enjoyed helping families who had language barriers, helping at the Hmong New Year celebration and teaching Hmong youth the importance of culture.
Thai is survived by his parents, 5 siblings, Soua Vang, Ying (Joua) Vang, Kou Andy (Ka) Vang, See (Kou) Vue, Yer (Toua) Yang, his daughter Hope Vang; as well as his many nieces, nephews, cousins, Aunts and Uncles.
Funeral services will begin at 8:00 AM on Saturday, February 22, 2020 and run continuously through Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Hmong Cultural Center, 1815 Ward Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601. Burial will be held on Monday, February 24, 2020 at Green Mound Cemetery in Holmen, WI.