BioM: Xiong, Mai Lor (1980)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Xiong, Vang, Backaus, Tibbett, Altman, Fennessy, Schultz, Dustin, Henseler

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/24/1980

Xiong, Mai Lou (28 June 1980)

The home of Teng Vang, 23 Court St., Neillsville, was the site of the Saturday, June 28, sharing of wedding vows between Teng Vang and Mai Lor Xiong of Appleton.

Officiating at the service was the Rev. Joseph Henseler of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. Witnessing the vows were Nancy Backaus and Joanne Tibbett, both of Neillsville.

Invited to the private services were members of St. Mary’s parish who assisted in the resettlement of the Laotian family into the area. These included the Richard Backaus family, the Richard Tibbett family, the Vern Altman family, the James Fennessy family, Angie Schultz and Dorothy Dustin. Also present were Teng’s and Mai Lor’s families.

Following the ceremonies and the opening of gifts, an ice cream and cake reception was hosted by Angie Schultz. Joanne Tibbett furnished the honored couple with bridal clothes.

The new Mr. and Mrs. Teng Vang will reside in Neillsville. Joining the family are Mai Lor’s three children from a previous marriage, Nou Lee, 5, Tou Lee, 3, and Neng Lee, 1.

Teng and his family have resided in Neillsville since last fall after arriving from Laos. They were among the millions of refugees settling in the United States from the Indochina area.



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