Ka Ying Lee

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ka Ying Lee, 62, of Fairview, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

He was born on Dec. 31, 1955, in Xieng Khouang Laos, to Song Pao Lee and Nhia Vang. On May 12, 1978, he married Xee Vang Lee in Vientiane Laos. Ka grew up in Laos and served in the CIA for the U.S. during the Vietnam War. Twenty-nine years ago, he and his family came to the United States from a refugee camp in Thailand. While living in Long Beach, Calif., he received vocational education in electronics. He was a self-employed poultry farmer. Survivors include: his wife, Xee of Fairview; two sons, Chue Lee and Shai Lee of Fairview; seven daughters, Helen Cha and husband Ton Cha of Springfield, Mai Chou Lee of Fairview, Kai Lee and husband Eddie Hang of Ephrata, PA, Mai Kao Lee and husband Bee Lor of Neosho, Yee Lee and fiancÚ Adam Thao of Springfield, Shing Yeng Lee and Linna Lee of Fairview; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Yong Khue Lee and Xeng Lee of Xieng Khouang Laos; four sisters, Mai Lee of Xieng Khouang Laos, Mee Lee of Merced, Calif., Ia Lee and Kazoua Lee of Xieng Khouang Laos. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Jet Lee and two brothers.

Service will be held from 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, until Monday, Jan. 29, at McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29 at Dice Cemetery in Fairview.

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Wheaton, Missouri

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