Pastor of Lao Baptist Church, Winfield, Kan., dies

SiSouk Phothisane, pastor of Lao Baptist Church in Winfield, Kan., died on Friday, Dec. 2.

He was born on May 15, 1953, in Savanhnakheth, Laos. He graduated from Fargnoum High School in Savanhnakheth and earned his bachelor’s degree in Russia in 1984.

SiSouk came to the United States in 1990. He was married to Kone Noravong on June 24, 2000, in Kansas City. He earned a master’s degree in Christian ministry from the Lao Conference of Churches in 2004.

In 2006 Sisouk was ordained as pastor of Lao Baptist Church in Winfield. Rev. Sisouk enjoyed serving the Lord with his love and care.

Survivors include his wife, Kone, of the home; a son: Garry Noravong; and two sisters: Khone and Nith.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Central Baptist Church in Winfield. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield.

A memorial has been established in SiSouk’s name for the Lao Baptist Church of Winfield. Contributions may be made through the funeral home, 4001 E. 9th St., Winfield, KS 67156.