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Sam McPoon

December 1, 1938 October 10, 2017
Sam McPoon
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Obituary for Sam McPoon

Slayton, MN

Sam McPoon, age 78, of Slayton, MN passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the Slayton Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.
He was born on December 1, 1938, in Bangkok, Thailand as Tae Kheng San. He later changed his name to Ek Ektanitphong and then to Sam McPoon. He was the son of Bak Hor and Tae Bae Si. He lived with his family in Bangkok, Thailand where he went to school and later opened up an Air Conditioning business and was successful for 16 years. Sam married Samrouy Sae Elew, who later changed her name to Suntharee, on January 17, 1963, in Bangkok, Thailand.
They settled in Bangkok, Thailand for 21 years before Sam moved to the United States of America. In 1984 Sam lived in Euless, TX (1984-1988), Columbus, OH (1988), Marshall, MN (1991), Worthington (1995) and then Slayton (2014). Sam loved to spend time and taking care of his grandchildren and enjoyed traveling, cooking, and collecting stamps, coins, and beanie babies.
Sam is survived by five children, Ann Ektanitphong of Worthington, MN, Smitty Ektnitphong and his wife Annie of Worthington, MN, Joee Ektnitphong and his wife Debra of Sioux Falls, SD, Steve Ekthanitphong and his wife SeiAnna of Tea, SD, and Sasima Ektanitphong, Bangkok, Thailand; thirteen grandchildren, Deanna, Joseph, Victoria, Tonee, Nicole, Patrick, Orissa, Troy, Thaiven, Thaila, Thaiann, Prupa, and Thailee; four great-grandchildren, Amelia, Roman, Adrian, and Willow, and six brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN. Burial of cremains will be with family at a later date in Bangkok, Thailand.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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5:00 PM 10/15/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:30 PM 10/15/2017 7:30:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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