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File #: RES 21-1536    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/20/2021
Title: Celebrating and remembering the life of Nom Vu Thao.
Sponsors: Dai Thao


Celebrating and remembering the life of Nom Vu Thao.



WHEREAS, Nom Vu Thao, age 77, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 7, 2021; and


WHEREAS, Vu was born February 5, 1994, in Laos, to Tooj Ntsawg Thoj and Zuag Vaj; and


WHEREAS, Vu attended primary school in Muang Khoun, Xieng Khouang Laos; and


WHEREAS, Vu also attended 916 Vo-Tec with certificates in English and Mathematics; and


WHEREAS, Vu was recruited to join the Lao National Army in 1959 and became an army officer in 1967; and


WHEREAS, Vu rose to the rank of Captain with the Lao Royal Army where he received honors for Bravery and Leadership and was pinned by the King of Laos in 1967 and 1969; and


WHEREAS, Vu immigrated with his family to Sparta, Wisconsin in 1977; and


WHEREAS, Vu moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1979; and


WHEREAS, Vu worked for Catholic Charities in the Twin Cities from 1982 to 1993, and he was instrumental in resettling more than 400 Hmong families in the Twin Cities; and


WHEREAS, Vu enjoyed traveling and spending time with his grandchildren; and


WHEREAS, Vu is survived by his wife, Sia Ly, and his seven children and 11 grandchildren; and now therefore be it


RESOLVED, the Saint Paul City Council extends its condolences and support to Nom Vu Thao's family; and be it further


RESOLVED, the City of Saint Paul celebrates and remembers the life of Nom Vu Thao.   

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