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Community gathers for funeral of hunter

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Posted at 10:36 AM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 10:36:43-05

BATH, Mich. (WSYM) — Family of Chong Moua Yang Held a public funeral this weekend, a memorial held over three days.

Hundreds of friends, family and community members showed up to honor Chong Moua Yang.

They said his funeral was a celebration of his life.

Joseph Yang, a distant relative of Chong Yang, said "He came to the United States looking for the American dream, and for his purposes he obtained the American dream. He raised his family, he worked, he paid his taxes, he owned a home. For him, he had made it."

The 68-year- old came to America from Laos with his family.

"He was a man of sacrifice, lots of sacrifice and he was a man, always put all of us ahead of himself," said Houa Yang, Son of Chong Yang. "My dad was a complex person, he could be soft at one time, strict in another, but my dad had an odd sense of humor like any great dad would have."

Police found Chong's body on November 16 near Upton Road where he was hunting.

He was shot in the head.

Family members say his death was not an accident.

Police are still investigating.

Yang's funeral and a celebration of his life was held Dec. 15 and 16 at Chisholm Hills Golf Club, 2395 Washington Road, in Lansing.

It is also happening on Dec. 17 all day before the burial.

Burial is expected Dec. 17 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Lansing,