Khamsy "K.C." Chanthadara, age 65, of Alta, passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Storm Lake, Iowa, due to heart complications.
Christian and Buddhist services were held at 12:30 pm on Saturday, August 11, 2007, at the Barker Funeral Home, Alta, with Pastor D. Duane Olson and the Buddhist Monks officiating. Inurnment will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Alta, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at 2 p.m. Barker Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements.
Khamsy Khamphou Chanthadara was born on Sept. 20, 1941, a twin son, to Chan My and La Chanthadara in Ban Phonhong, Vientiane, Laos. He was from a family of nine children and had five brothers and three sisters. He graduated from High School in Ban Phonhong, Vientiane, Laos.
In 1963, Khamsy was united in marriage to Viengkeo Chanthadara of Hatsayfong, Vientiane, Laos.
K.C. joined the Laos Military after graduating from high school. He had gained all his levels of service to the Laos Military before the new government began. He was taken to Donethao Camp as a prisoner. After that, he and his wife escaped to the Thailand Camp as refugees for their safety.
In 1980, Khamsy and his wife came to the United States and made their home in Alta. K.C. worked for Sara Lee, formerly known as Bil Mar, for 26 years. He retired in 2005 due to health problems.
K.C. was a kind and gentle man and was known for being a very hard worker. He enjoyed spending time with his family and had been loyal and faithful to his loving wife, Vinny of 44 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin sister.