Kai Cheong Wu, age 83, of Willmar, MN died peacefully on December 4th after a brief battle with brain cancer.
Kai was born on March 14th, 1937 in Guangzhou, China to father, Wu Goun Ji, and mother, Law Yan Fong. Kai immigrated to the United States in 1966 and worked as a personal chef for several people, including Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower at their Palm Springs, CA residence.
Kai married his wife, Suk Ching Chan, in Hong Kong on November 18th, 1969. The couple then moved to Duluth, MN where they opened their first restaurant. They had 3 children while living in Duluth, Pu San, Choe San, and Wing San. Kai owned and operated restaurants in several locations over the years, including Rice Lake, WI, Alexandria, MN and Willmar, MN, before retirement in 2002.
Kai was a devoted husband and father who always prioritized the happiness of his family. He was especially joyed by the birth of his grandchildren. He loved spending time at home with his family, eating his wife’s cooking, and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends and trips to the casinos. Kai will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and patience. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 51 years, Ching, daughters Pu, Choe, and Wing, grandchildren Suki and Owen, and son-in-laws Sean, Michael, and Markus, and many other friends and family members. Please see Roseville Memorial Chapel Website for Zoom link. Arrangements by Roseville Memorial Chapel, 651-631-2727