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Jennie Wong Chan

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Jennie Wong Chan Notice
Chan, Jennie Wong After a life well-lived, Jennie went on to Eternal Life on August 26, 2014, at the age of 102. Since she valued and nurtured relationships, she leaves a loving family and many dear friends behind to miss her. Jennie was born in Canton, China and traveled to the United States with her parents and older brother when she was 3 months old. Jennie was educated in Chicago and in Canton, and was fluent in both Cantonese and English. Jennie was in China during the Japanese invasion in World War II, and, after fleeing the occupying forces with son Rodney, she served as an interpreter for the Red Cross. Jennie spent the past 60 years living in the same house in Milwaukee. She was predeceased by her husband Henry Howe Chan and her brothers Dan, Ben, Wallace, Dennis and Warren. Jennie was loved by her sons and their families: Rodney Chan, M.D. (Frances Latimore Chan, Ph.D), and Carlyle Chan, M.D. (Patricia Meyer Chan, Ph.D.). Jennie was the grandmother of David (Rebecca) and Paul Chan (Janice), and Christopher Chan, Ph.D. and Diana Chan, as well as the great- grandmother of Bailey and Brian. She was the aunt of Wendell P. Wong MD (Terry) , Gwen Wong (Bruce), Sandra Wing deVidal (Doug), Virginia Faye Wing and other nephews and nieces, sister-in-law to Pauline Wong and niece to Rose Wong. She was also happy to be the godmother of Gloria Wakayama and the honorary grandmother of Chris Dorfman, Dane Latimore, David Latimore and Betsy Franklin, and great-grandmother to their children. The family would like to thank the many devoted friends and caretakers who came to visit Jennie and enjoyed her company and the wonderful staff who assisted her at Eastcastle Place and the Froedtert Wound Clinic, as well as her visiting nurse, Pat. Visitation will take place at the Feerick Funeral Home on Friday, August, 29, from 4 until 6 pm followed immediately by a celebration service of her life at 6 pm. A private family interment service will be held on Saturday. Memorials in her name may be made to the Henry and Jennie Chan Memorial Bioethics Lecture at the Medical College of Wisconsin, which can be mailed to: MCW Center for Bioethics, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2014
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