Phom Phathaem, age 67 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester, Saint Marys Campus. Mr. Phom Phathaem was born in Sayaboury, Lao on August 9, 1951. Mr. Phom and his family moved to Thailand in 1975, where he worked as a farmer, he lived in Thailand for 5 years. In 1980, Mr. Phom and his family moved to the United States. He landed in Mesa, Arizona, where he worked for a car bumper company. He lived in Mesa, Arizona for 6 years, then moved to Stockton, California in 1986. He lived in Stockton for 14 years. Mr. Phom moved to Austin, Minnesota in 2010 to his permanent home. Mr. Phom married to Dee Khaleck. Mr. Phom enjoyed fishing, going on long walks, planting his garden, working on his yard, and playing cards with his wife. Mr. Phom loved helping others, making jokes and he loved being outdoors and BBQ. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.
Survivors include his wife, Dee Phathaem of Austin, Minnesota; children, Michael (Mi Mi) Phathaem of Marshall, Minnesota, Rocky Phathaem of Austin, Minnesota, Khai (Bounnao Rsaphone) Phathaem of Austin, Minnesota; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren with one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents, Khamjoi and Kham Phathaem; and son, Somneuk Phathaem.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Father Raul Silva officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.