Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery of Spencer.
Yen passed away at the Spencer Hospital in Spencer on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008.
Yen Lovan the son of Doi and Hau (Lothi) Lovan, was born on Oct. 5, 1917, in Son La Chieng Pac, North Vietnam. In 1945, he walked 3 days barefoot without food and water to escape from North Vietnam.
On May 1979, Yen Lovan's family left Laos to Nong Khai, Thailand refugee camp for one year and moved to a Phillipine refugee camp in 1980 for one year and in February of 1981, the family arrived in the U.S. The family settled in Spencer.
Yen Lovan worked part-time as a custodian at the Season Center for about five years. In 1985 Yen retired.
He was preceded in death by his father, Doi Lovan; his mother, Hau Lothi; three brothers: An Lovan, Lae Lovan and San Lovan; a sister, Sien Lothi; and one great grandson, Kevin Keohavong.
Yen is survived by his wife, Duen Lovan of Spencer; six children: son, Kan Lovan in Vietnam; daughter, La Lothi in Vietnam, daughter, Than Lovan and her husband, Joe of Spencer, daughter, Thin Lovan of Spencer, daughter, Phoung Lovan and her husband, Heup of Spencer, and son, Lou Lovan and his wife, Veuy of Spencer; his 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one younger brother, E. Lovan.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.