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Sione Samu Lao, age 76, passed away April 30, 1996 at his home in West Jordan, with his family by his side, after courageous battle with metastatic prostate cancer.

Born September 20, 1920 in Talafoo'u, Tonga, to Sione Lao and `Ana Fusipongi Pala'. Married Lesieli Mafileo Kata, Dec. 15, 1941; later solemnized in Salt Lake City LDS Temple. He was a devoted member of the LDS Church and lived a life of giving and serving others. He was a friend to all, but especially those who needed it most.Survived by his wife; children, Laumanu (Tu'ione Vaia'ngina) Tonga, Lilio', Kiteau Vika (Soakai Satini), all of Salt Lake City; `Ana (Sione Pulu) Tonga; 25 grandchildren; brother, Fine' Isaloi Lao (`Ana) Vaisioa Kutu; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father, brother, Fine Lao, a son, Sione Manu Ha'apai, grandson, Euini Fuahala, Tukia Poteki, Sione Lao Fuahala.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 11, 1996 11 a.m. at the Bennion 5th Ward, 6030 South Prairie View Drive. Friends may call Friday May 10th, 7-9 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City and at the church one hour prior to service on Saturday. Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates.

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