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Kuen Kuen Chan

July 8, 1939 February 28, 2019
Kuen Kuen Chan
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Obituary for Kuen Kuen Chan

Kuen Kuen Chan, 79, of Iowa City, IA, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at The Bird House, Hospice Home of Johnson County. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 PM, Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Yuan Yuan Education Foundation,, or the Bird House, Hospice Home of Johnson County,

Kuen Kuen Wong was born on July 8, 1939. She grew up in a big loving family as the youngest of seven kids in Hong Kong. Kuen attended the Hong Kong New Asia Chinese University and graduated with a degree in Biology in 1964. Kuen’s first job was as a biology teacher at a girls school.

She married Kai Chiu Chan, DDS in 1966 and moved to Iowa City in January 1967.

Kuen spent 31 years as a part of Barbara Stay’s award winning Entomological (study of cockroach and termite reproductive system) research team.

Kuen had a wonderful playful (if not mischievous) nature and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, and gardening. She was extremely talented with sewing and cooking and always went out of her way to take care of others.

Kuen was preceded in death by her husband, Kai Chiu, DDS and is survived by her daughter, Alisa (Duane) Staskal, son, David (Annie) Chan; four grandchildren, Orion Staskal, Sydney Chan, Jared Staskal and Chelsea Chan; brother, Kwok Dien; sister, San San; and many extended family.

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2:30 PM 3/2/2019 2:30:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Oakland Cemetery Final Resting Place

1000 Brown St
Iowa City, IA 52245

1000 Brown St Iowa City 52245 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Bird House, Hospice Home of Johnson County

8 Lime Kiln Lane
P.O. Box 3338
Iowa City, IA 52246-8629

Yuan Yuan Education Foundation

60 El Cerrito Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010

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