Thanh Van Nguyen, 60, passed away Sunday night after a long struggle with cancer in his home in Eudora, KS. He is preceded in death by his father, Qui Nguyen. He leaves behind a grandson, Colin, his two daughters, Mai and Janell, his two sons, Danny and Denny, and his wife, Thuy Nguyen, as well as his sisters Van Nguyen, Le Gilbert, his brother Don Nguyen, and his mother, Bieu Thi Le.
Thanh Van Nguyen was born in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1957, to Qui Nguyen and Bieu Thi Le. He served in the South Vietnamese marines during the Vietnam war, from 1974 to 1975. After emigrating to the United States, Thanh met his wife Thuy and they settled in Eudora, KS in 1994.
He studied nuclear engineering at the University of Washington, graduating with a masters degree in nuclear engineering. Thanh worked for the University of Pittsburgh before becoming an engineer at the University of Kansas power plant, retiring after 26 years of service.
Thanh was a loving father and husband, an honorable friend and a proud man, and he will be missed greatly by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 10 am. Burial will follow at
A visitation will be held at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Thursday, March 1st, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
Flowers may be sent to Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS, 66044.
A reception after the burial will take place at Gilbert’s Home, 1725 East 24th St Lawrence, KS 66046.