Minorum Hong
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Minorum Hong, 18, of Rochester, MN, died Sunday, January 15th, 2012.

Minorum was born on May 12th, 1993 in Rochester, MN to Khoeurn Hong and Suoth Hong. He attended school at Jefferson Elementary, Riverside Elementary, Kellogg Middle School and was currently a student at Golden Hills ALC. He enjoyed listening to music with his favorite artists being Eazy-E and Tupac. He loved spending time with his family especially his nieces and nephews. He enjoyed going fishing and hunting with his dad and also loved eating his moms cooking with his favorite dish being stir-fried noodles and yao hawn. His favorite color was blue and he always wore Duke clothing. He was looking forward to becoming a first-time father and was enjoying all of the activities that come with being a father-to-be.

To his family and close friends, Minorum was a big teddy bear and wore his heart on his sleeve. Minorum was a very giving person and would go out of his way for others, even if it meant that he had to go without. He will be greatly missed by all those who truly loved him.

He is survived by his parents, Khoeurn Hong and Suoth Hong (Sarath Toeur); his maternal grandfather, Phath Neang; sisters, Linda Hong (Matthew Phetsomphou) and Lucinda Hong (Sophorn Khoun), April Neang, Linda Toeur, Lucinda Tankhamvang; and brother, Mitchai Tankhamvang, girlfriend Stacy Parker and their unborn child; nephews and nieces, Niccolai, Corleone, Saevian, Luciano, Bella, Cleon, Mattilyn and Aria; and uncles, Sem (Angela) Hong and Seng (Sreyden) Hong; and cousins,Elizabeth (Eva), Semuel, Sera, Yesenia and Shadow.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Soun Som and Yoeung Hong; and maternal grandmother, Meth Chea; aunt, Prasat Hong; and step-father, Rick Khy.

A celebration of his life will be held at 12pm, Friday, January 20th, 2012 at Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Homes in Rochester, MN with visitation starting at 10am. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery immediately following the service. Online memories may be sent to [email protected].

Memorials are preferred to the family.



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Rochester, Minnesota 55904
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A Alysha Carlisle on Sep 6, 2017

c chris carnes on Mar 16, 2012

i miss u minorum when i found out the news u past away i could not believe it. imss u alot man u were like a big brother to me and i will never ever forget u i still wanna cry when i think about u. and to tye hong family i am sry that u lost minorum and ur son was the best person i have ever met.  i hope u guys make it threw this tough time. love u big bro u will be missed ALOT

j jayde kim on Jan 20, 2012

minorum wasnt someone id consider as my "bestfriend" but know that he's gone i wish i could of ... we attended golden hill together . ive also met him a few times prior to that .when i first met him i couldnt remember his name for the longest time , so i decided on the nickname "Nugget" . i remember he would always be able to make me smile just by looking at me . it was simple as that , but his smile was so big and bright and could make anyone smile as you well know . my condolence's go out to you , Minorum's family . may your life be filled with greatfulness . i wish you all the best . RIP Nugget .

                -Jayde Kim

C C J on Jan 20, 2012

I was in treatment with Minorums for a year in mccloud MTP I will always remember him and I am wondering if someone will be kind enough to let me know what happend to him. we were good friends and lost touch after being kicked out of treatment I think that was in 2010

Sincerly CJ

Sorry for our loss and I know he is in a better place.

A Alysha Carlisle and Johnny Veng on Jan 19, 2012

Minorum is, and will always be an amazing person. He''s in heaven now smiling down on all of us. His smile was always able to light up the whole room and brighten the dullest days... It still isn''t real to us that you''re actually gone. If we had the power to turn back time and stop you from even going out that night we would.. Everyone says you''re gone now, but you''re not. You''ll forever live on in all of our hearts and the memories we''ve made with you will never be forgotten. We love you.

S Sem, Angie & Sera Hong on Jan 19, 2012

Minorum, our nephew (and cousin to Sera) will not be forgotten.  I hope you can feel the love that is coming out in waves for you!  We will never forget you, your smile and your overall being.  Your life was short but your light shined bright.  We love you always!

Love Uncle Sem, Auntie Angie and your cousin Sera

S Star Cruz Severino on Jan 19, 2012

To the Hong Family, im so very sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers go out to ya'll...RIP Minorum...

D Devin Kunz on Jan 18, 2012

I never knew him but I know the mother of ur child to be born, Stacey Parker. Made me tear up the second I heard the news. Im thinking of the family and Stacey at such a hard time. I am very sorry for your loss. :(

L Linda Hong on Jan 18, 2012

I love you little brother. Im gonna miss your smile and goofy laugh. I just wanna hold you again

A Amanda Gillett (Ms. Bagniewski) on Jan 18, 2012

Stacy, and all of Minorum's family and friends -

My heart is breaking for you all, and may you find peace and hope through God at this time and in the future days.  I shared with Stacy, whom I knew from when she was in my study hall at JM, I lost my husband to an accident just this past Friday, and I too am pregnant with our first child. Like Minorum, he was extremely excited to become a father.  My prayers are with you.

A Ariel Miller on Jan 18, 2012

im very sorry for your loss, i was a close friend of minorums and hes always gonna be in my heart.

D Dawn Miller on Jan 18, 2012

To the Hong family, Minorum's smile always brightened my day. He was a wonderfull child, and a great friend to both my children. Words cannot express how I feel about this tragic loss, we will miss him greatly. My prayers are with you all. Dawn Miller

J Jaycee Rodriguez on Jan 18, 2012

Man, i met you when you was just a kid. hanging out with the boyz doing all kind of things, Riding bikes having fun. i know we didn't hung out for long time. but i will always remember you. because you was always a happy kid always smiling full of life. I know it was too soon for you to leave, but i know one day we all meet again and we gone kick back and relax and think about those wonderful time that we used to have...Take care my friend and make sure to look out for us up from above...

d danney on Jan 18, 2012

dang bro, i hope your doing well up there. keep us safe, i know your chillen in the clouds now. just be easy, like i always told you.

A Abel and Leah Ann Talamantes on Jan 17, 2012

To the Hong family,  Our deepest and most sincere sympathies go your way during this difficult time.  There are no words that we can say that will truly comfort you right now.  You are surrounded by the people who love you most and they care for you.  Embrace each other.  We just want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers through this. Sincerely, Abel and Leah Ann Talamantes



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