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Xiong, Kong
Kong Meng Xiong, 22, of Wausau, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

Kong was born in Marshfield on December 20, 1995 to the late Pao and Sia (Vang) Xiong.

Kong was proud to be an active serviceman in the Army National Guard. He was full of life and found great happiness in rapping, spending time with his nieces and nephews, fishing and spending time with his friends and family.

Kong is survived by his brothers and sisters, Tou Xiong, Lily Xiong, Charity (Robert Yang) Xiong, Vang Shoua Xiong, PhaNhia (Andrew) Van Pietersom, Jenny Xiong, Ka Youa Xiong, Joey Xiong and Bee Xiong. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Brainard Funeral Home-Wausau Chapel, 522 Adam Street, Wausau. Services will be performed by Major Ron and Major Carol Lemirand. Visitation will take place from 9:00 am until the time of services at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park, where full military honors will be given.

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  1. John J

    02/01/2018 at 1:47 pm

    So sorry to hear of Kong’s untimely passing. He was a genuine, hard-working, all-around great guy. I worked third shift with him for a while, and got to know him as a responsible and reliable coworker who was always ready and willing to help other people who needed it. He will truly be missed. My condolences to his family.

  2. John Milne

    02/01/2018 at 1:47 pm

    I had the honor and privilege of working with Kong on a few overnight shifts at Maple Grove Hospital at the Security Department. Kong showed a deep compassion for people that walked through the doors looking for assistance…always ready to go into action and help. One of the things I most remember about him was his simple joviality and fun nature. If he got teased, he would tease right back perfectly. His unexpected passing will serve as a reminder to me always to be kind and not take life for granted. I wished to express my personal condolences to the family in person, but I take great comfort that many who also worked with him at the hospital are expected to do so in my stead. I offer my personal bible verse to any who wish to hear it- Hebrews 11:13…”All these people(referring to all the “big names” in the bible) died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth.” My prayer is that Kong’s promise from the Lord is now resting with him in paradise.

  3. Sacramenta Landrum

    02/01/2018 at 1:47 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family and friends of kong. In this difficult time over your loss find Hope and comfort in God’s wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death to be fulfilled very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth by his son Jesus Christ John 5: 28,29; Revelation 21: 1-5.