Traditional Buddhist rites were held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Phan was born Dec. 31, 1932 in a small village in rural Laos. She was married to Bunthan Chaiyawong in Laos. Together they raised six boys: Chanla, Tha, Loy, Keuy, Noi, and Koud.
Phan was a very family-oriented mother and grandmother. She loved to garden and planted many vegetables. Phan enjoyed watching Thai movies and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband, Bunthan of Storm Lake; her children: Chanla of Laos; Tha, Keuy, Noi and Koud all of Storm Lake; 19 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; one brother in Laos; extended family and many friends.
Phan was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Loy; and one great granddaughter, Princess.