Sunday, September 14, 2003

Obituary: Shuck Wing Joe - Class of 1935

MADISON - Shuck Wing Joe, age 87, died on Friday, Sept. 12, 2003. He was born in a small village near Canton, China on Sept. 6, 1916. Shuck graduated from Central High School in 1935, and continued his studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in music. While attending the UW he was a member of the music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Shuck served in, the Army Air Corp, from 1942 to 1945. He was a chef at the Dragon Restaurant, where he met Dolores Steele, whom he married June 24, 1948. With his brother, they opened the Ming Garden, which was located on the corner of State Street and Johnson Street, from 1949 to 1953. Shuck was also employed with United States Selective Service, joining the Air National Guard in 1953 until his retirement in 1976. He was a charter member of the Truax Longmire VFW Post 8483. He joined Hope Lutheran Church in 1956, where he served as a treasurer, a trustee, and on the building committee. Also he sang in the choir for more than 35 years. Shuck was a wonderful father and grandfather and the best of all husbands. He was truly a remarkable man. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; children, Janet Joe of California, Daniel (Mary) Joe of Cottage Grove, Deanna (Freddie Endres) Denman and David (Tracy) Joe, both of Madison; two grandchildren, Andrea and Maggie Denman; closest living relative, his niece, Kathy Fung; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; and a brother. Funeral services will be held at HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3702 County Trunk Highway AB, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, with the Rev. Chris Lee Thompson presiding. Burial will follow in Hope Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith., II Timothy Chapter 4 verse 7 Gunderson East Funeral Home 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on September 14, 2003

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