Steve C Moua, age 65, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 21, 2020, at his home in Amiret, Minnesota. He was surrounded by family as his spirit floated away on a beautiful sunny morning. Steve passed from health complications.
Steve was born September 10, 1954, in the city of Vientiane, Laos to Xai Lor Moua and Ia (Xiong). In 1986, Steve immigrated to the United States for a better life with his family. Coming to the United States speaking no English, Steve attended nightly ESL classes. As a self-taught automotive mechanic, he co-owned a small used car sales lot in Green Bay, Wisconsin, allowing him to practice his love for repairing vehicles. Many nights and weekends, Steve could be found at family and friends’ homes, donating his time to fixing their vehicles. In 2000, the Moua family relocated to Marshall, Minnesota. Shortly after, Steve suffered a major stroke which left him with paralysis to the right side of his body and took his ability to speak. Nonetheless, Steve continued to enjoy life with his family and many grandchildren that were the light of his life.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers and 1 sister; son Peter; daughter Gao Hlee; daughter Panhia; son Pao; and wife Wa Vang. He is survived by his wife Cher (Lor); brother Blia-Thae (Yer) of Marshall; daughter Hnub (Yao Teng) of Laos; son Kao (Kara) of Green Bay, WI; son Kou (Kia) of Green Bay, WI; daughter Vee (Txoj Vaj) of Marshall; daughter See (Nick) of Marshall; son Souriya (Mai) of Tracy; daughter Joua (Cody) of Green Bay, WI; daughter Keo (Chris) of Marshall; daughter Pa Ia (Justin) of Wabasso; daughter Ong (Na) of Oakdale; daughter Nancy (Tre) of Marshall; son Pheng (Mai Xiong) of Tracy; daughter Mai Lay (Anthony) of Amiret; daughter Mena of Amiret; 40 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.
Traditional Hmong funeral services and visitation will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 8 AM-10 PM, Sunday, March 15, 2020, from 8 AM- 10 PM, and Monday, March 16, 2020, at 8 AM at Horvath Funeral Service of Tracy. Interment will follow service and visitation on Monday and be held at the Marshall Cemetery.
His family holds memories of him close and will always remember his goofy personality, determination, love for Menard’s weekly ads, and that contagious laugh.
Horvath Funeral Service
handled the arrangements.