July 12, 2024

Thanh Cong Dao, age 60, died December 3, 2015 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, KS. He was born March 11, 1955 in My Tho, Viet Nam, the son of Van The and Thi Ba (Dao) Nguyen. He served in the South Viet Nam Air Force as a co-pilot. He arrived in the United States in 1977. He obtained his United States Citizenship in 1980. 

He obtained his High School GED after arriving in the United States. In May 1982 he graduated from the Liberal Area Vocational Technical School’s Carpentry Program. He graduated from the Seward County Community College in July 1992 with a degree of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. He graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in 1992. He was employed as a Police Office for the City of Liberal from March 1992 to November 1995. He volunteered translating for refugees at the Seward County Community College. 

He was co-owner of Dao Laundry and owned and operated several rental properties in Liberal.  
He was a member of the Elks Lodge #1947, Liberal, KS. He enjoyed animals, fishing, farming, dancing, singing and playing the guitar. He enjoyed helping people in need.  

On April 1, 1974, he married Nuong Ly in Can Tho, Viet Nam.  

Other survivors include 
2 Sons Charlie Dao Dallas, Tx 
Christopher Dao Liberal, KS 

2 Daughters Courtney Dao Liberal, KS 
Connie Nguyen and husband Minh Houston, TX

7 Grandchildren Alex Chim, Ayden Chim, Austin Chim, Avery Chim, Briahna Nguyen, Andrew Nguyen and Camryn Nguyen.

He was preceded in death by his Parents. 

Graveside Service will be held at 11:30 am Monday, December 7, 2015 in Liberal Cemetery. 

Visitation will be 4 – 8 pm Saturday, 1 – 5 pm Sunday at Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd, Liberal, KS.