Lija Angela Yu Yin Hyssong, 16-year-old daughter of Angie and Phil Hyssong and sister of Zoe Hyssong, died suddenly July 3rd after a brief illness. Lija is survived by her loving parents, Angie and Phil Hyssong, her dear sister Zoe, and fond grandmother, Carmen H. Kaesmeyer. Lija was the beloved niece of nine aunts and uncles. She brought much joy and light into the lives of many cousins, relatives, and friends during her life. Lija walked with Christ while on Earth, and she is with Him now. She received her reward.
Lija was born in Xing Yi, China, and was adopted by Angie and Phil Hyssong December 5, 1999. She attended St. John’s Lutheran School, Glenn Westlake Middle School and was a sophomore at Glenbard East High School, where she was a cheerleader. Lija’s Christian faith defined her life. She was active in S.O.A.R. (the Youth Group at St. John’s) and had been on several mission trips with them. She was a member of China Sisters and was a volunteer at NEDSRA, an organization that provides special recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Because ACS is a family, we wanted to share information about Lija’s funeral arrangements with you. Visitation will be held Friday, July 11th, from 2-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, IL. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 12th, at 11 AM at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave., Lombard, IL.
A scholarship fund is being set up to honor Lija’s love for education. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial donations be sent to P. O. Box 278, Lombard, IL 60148.