Maria M. Vang, age 35, passed away on September 17, 2022, at her residence in Wausau, Wisconsin. Maria was seven months pregnant with her son Adam who also died.
Maria was born on August 19, 1987, in Cresent City, California to Toua Vang and Houa Thao. As a little girl she grew up in Fillmore, Utah and moved to Clinton, Utah until 2006. They moved to Syracuse, Utah until moving to Wisconsin with her mother in 2009. She was a high school graduate and worked at Walmart as a pharmacy technician and was an optical technician at the time of her death.
Maria loved collecting Hello Kitty, taking car rides, and visiting different places. She was a kind, joyful, and polite woman. Maria had a welcoming smile and open heart. She was genuine and a hero to her family, being a bridge of communication for her mother and others. She was a mother figure to Gina and a long-time best friend to Panyia Yang.
Maria is survived by her father: Toua Vang of California, mother: Houa Fernandez of Wausau, fiancé: Kurt Hahn of Wausau, daughter: Melanie Hahn of Wausau, step-father: David Keturi of Wausau, step-mother: Yeng Lee of California, siblings: Davis, Eric, and Gina Vang and Selena Caballero all of Utah, maternal grandmother: May Xiong of Minnesota and mother-in-law: Yong Hahn of California. She is preceded in death by her son, Adam, and maternal grandfather: Goua Lue Thao
Services for Maria and Adam will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 29 at the Helke Funeral Home, Wausau with Pastor Robin Wilde officiating, family and friends will speak from 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 28 and from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Thursday, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Kronenwetter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family for her daughter Melanie.
Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.