Bounma "Ma" Sihavong, 77, of Wichita, KS passed away peacefully at home surround by his wife on his side on June 25, 2021 at 12:52 am. Our beloved Ma was born in Ban Na Kang, Hinh Boun city, Province That Khack, Laos on May 5, 1944 to Mr. Paw Chan Syda Sihavong and Mrs. Mei Thao Dum.
Ma graduated with a certificate from the 6th grade at Lack Song School of Tha Khack. He went into the Laos Royal Army in 1961 until 1975. Ma immigrated to the USA, from Na Pho Refugee's Camp through/by sponsorship from the Burce Xayavong's family in November of 1978 to Carbondale, IL. Ma also graduated in 1979 with a Welder Certificate at Southern Illinois Community College. Ma migrated to Wichita and worked at Harper Truck Co. for the longest time then went to work for Kice Industries, Inc.
Ma was the youngest child, growing up with three older brothers. His parents passed on when he was still a toddler, being raised by brothers. His favorite activities were friends gathering and special celebrations in the community. Ma married to Khonsanh "Nang" Sihavong in 1994, both became US citizens later on. Ma retired at 62 and enjoyed living for the last 15 wonderful years of his life.
Ma was preceded in death by his parents, and 3 older brothers, Phakham, Bouakeo, and Chanpei. He is survived by his nephew, Khamtanh Pathana in North Carolina. Ma will be greatly missed.