Thongbay Matmanivong, Janesville (1938 - 2013)
March 5, 1938 - March 4, 2013
Thongbay Matmanivong, age 74, of Janesville, died on Monday, March 4, 2013, at Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center. He was born in Laos, on March 5, 1938, the son of Peter and Peang Matmanivong. He served in the military for six years and for 15 years as an officer. In 1980, he brought his family to America, to have freedom in their lives. In America, Thongbay was employed at First Lutheran Church and Frito Lay. He was a leader and dedicated to whatever that he came across.
Thongbay is survived by his wife, Chantha; daughter, Mary; three sons: Hong, Thong and Songsihn; eight grandchildren: Annabelle, Andrew, Brandon, Rocky, Rayne, Sky, Matthew, and Marteena; one great grandchild, Dareon.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
He is gone now and will never be forgotten.
He is the apple of the family tree.
He will always be loved as a dad, grandfather, and hero.
Thank you, Mr. Thongbay.
We all will miss you but we know you are at peace.