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Obituary for Stephen PauSuan Kim

Stephen Kim, 41, passed away on April 21, 2017. He was born on September 2, 1975 in Tonzang, Chin State, Myanmar, the second son of Pa Joseph Tuan Khan Suan and Nu Maria Zuan Khaw Niiang.

Stephen was a production worker at Windsor Windows and Doors in West Des Moines and part time host & bartender at Cool Basil Restaurant in Clive. Stephen loved to help others in the community, fishing, spending time together with his family at the park, and taking special prayer time at the Church. Stephen was a devoted husband and loving father.

Stephen is survived by his wife, Ester; his three boys, Joseph (age 8), David (age 6), and Martin (age 4); mother, Nu Maria Zuan Khaw Niiang of Myanmar; brother-in-law, Pa En Mung of Myanmar; sister & brother-in-law, Nu Elizabeth Dim & Pa Joseph Zam of Myanmar; brothers & sister-in-laws, Pa Methodius Mang & Nu Mang of Malaysia, Pa AugustineSuan & Nu Margaret Mary and Pa Dominic & Nu Rita of Des Moines; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Pa Joseph Tuan Khan Suan (died in 1997); and his oldest sister, Nu Veronica Niang En Lun (died in 11/2016).

Visitation will be at 9:00 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Urbandale on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Burial will follow the service at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines. Following the burial, Cool Basil Restaurant employees will lead a candlelight vigil back at the church.

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
St. Pius X Catholic Church

3663 66th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322





10:00 AM
St. Pius X Catholic Church

3663 66th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

Cemetery Details


Glendale Cemetery

4909 University Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50311


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