Savay Sounnarath

Savay Sounnarath, 76, of Storm Lake died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Traditional Buddhist Rites were held Sunday, Jan. 28, at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial was in Storm Lake Cemetery on Tuesday, Jan. 30. 

Savay Sounnarath was born Jan. 1, 1942 the son of Thithom and Kai Sounnarath.

On Aug. 1, 1970, Savay was united in marriage to Bounhong Khompabay in Laos. Together, they were blessed with seven children: Khamphong, Souvanyong, Khongchay, Kaykeo, Leokham, Lumngern and Landen.

In his spare time, Savay loved being able to relax. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Bounhong Sounnarath of Storm Lake; children: Khamphong Sounnarath of Napheang, Laos; Souvanyong Sounnarath of Vientiane, Laos; Khongchay Sounnarath of Napheany, Laos; Kaykeo Sounnarath of Worthington, Minn.; Leokham Sounnarath of Napheang, Laos; Lumngern Sounnarath of Vientian, Laos; and Landen Sounnarath of Storm Lake; 15 grandchildren; brother, Phoutone Southiphong of Worthington, Minn.; sister, Noy Sounnarath of California; extended family and friends.

Savay was preceded in death by his parents, Thithom and Kai Sounnarath.