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Douangchanh Douangchampa

February 2, 1935 — April 8, 2023

Douangchanh Douangchampa

Age 88 of Joliet, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 8, 2023 with his family by his side.

He was born on February 2, 1935 in a northern village in Laos. At a young age Douangchanh joined the Lao Royal Army. Unfortunately, his unit was captured and put into a concentration camp. In 1980, he risked his life and escaped from the camp. In his efforts to pursue a better life and greater opportunities, he took his family across the Mekong River to Thailand, where he and his family were taken in by a refugee camp. In 1982, Douangchanh and his family arrived in Joliet, Illinois, where he has been a resident ever since. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Douangchanh is survived by his wife: Champa; six children: Deuane, Dao, Dom, Tick, Talk and La, and five grandchildren.

The family will receive relatives and friends for a Laotian service on Friday, April 14, 2023 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

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Friday, April 14, 2023

12:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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