Phanh Phoulavan, formerly of Janesville, WI, (1945-2014)
March 5, 1945 - July 1, 2014
Phanh Phoulavan, (born Haeng Aphaiso), age 69, formerly of Janesville, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at UW Hospital, Madison, surrounded by family. She was born in Banphaeng, Thailand, on March 5, 1945, and was the daughter of Pheng and Ca (Prommajom) Aphaiso. She married Vanthong Phoulavan on May 12, 1969, in Banphaeng. In 1976, her family immigrated to the United States, settling in Janesville, due to sponsorship by the First Congregational Church and assistance from its members. She and Vanthong lived in Janesville, for over 35 years, raising five children. Phanh was employed by Monterey Mills and SSI Technologies. She enjoyed caring for her family, spending time with friends, and especially loved her grandchildren. Vanthong preceded her in death in 2012.
Phanh is survived by her five children: Vila (Michelle Abrenilla) Phoulavan of Oakland, CA, Aloun (Julie Hart) Phoulavan of Maplewood, MN, Phounsin (Marchelle) Phoulavan of Apple Valley, MN, Charin Phoulavan of Portland, OR, and Charouay (Joseph) Messing of Chicago; six grandchildren: Hailey, Mason, AJ, Amelie, Penn and Van Charles; and two siblings, Seng and Phen Aphaiso; along with nieces and nephews still living in Thailand. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Lai.
A visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon on Saturday, July 12, 2014, with a Buddhist Funeral Service after the visitation at 12 Noon at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com