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Zhuo Xiong Tan
August 25, 1951 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Zhuo Xiong Tan, a pillar of strength and resilience, bid farewell to this world on December 21, 2023, leaving behind a legacy illuminated by hard work, love, and unyielding determination. Born on August 25, 1951, in Guangzhou, China, his journey was a testament to the transformative power of perseverance and the enduring spirit of a devoted family man.
Zhuo Xiong Tan was the beloved husband of Helen Tan, a loving brother, a devoted son to his mother, Ai Chang Kuan, and a dedicated father to his children: Wilson Tan, William Tan, and Agnes Tan. His heart was forever warmed by the presence of his cherished grandchildren: Tenzin Noah Tan, Xander Lee Tan, and Avery Marie Lofquist.
Zhuo Xiong's life unfolded as a rich tapestry of hard work and sacrifice. From the rice paddies of China, where the seeds of his industrious spirit were sown, to the bustling kitchens of the University of Chicago, he etched his mark on the world. His journey included the establishment of a successful restaurant in the challenging environment of Back of the Yards, a testament to his unyielding commitment to creating a better life for his family.
Zhuo Xiong Tan's life was a testament to the enduring strength of familial bonds. His laborious efforts were a gift to his children, ensuring they had opportunities and a start in life that surpassed his own humble beginnings. In this pursuit, he achieved a success beyond measure, embodying the American dream in its truest form.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Zhuo Xiong Tan during the visitation at Dalcamo Funeral Home on December 27, 2023, from 10 am to 12 pm. This gathering will be an opportunity to share stories, offer condolences, and find solace in the collective memories of a man whose legacy will endure through the generations.
As we bid farewell to Zhuo Xiong Tan, we remember not only the hardworking man who shaped his own destiny but also the loving soul who enriched the lives of those around him. May he rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the warmth of the love he so generously shared.