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Gan Van
Tran

Gan Van Tran was born into eternal life on Thursday, July 17th surrounded by his loving family. His love and spirit is carried on by his wife, 5 children, 10 grandchildren, relatives and many friends. Gan was born in Vung Tau, Vietnam in 1942. He joined the South Vietnamese Navy in 1964 and emigrated to the US in 1975. He started life in the US in a refugee camp in Fort Chafee, AR and moved to Marshfield, WI to raise his family and work as a welder at Felker Brothers. After retirement, Gan loved spending time with his grandchildren and they loved their Ong Noi/Ngoai. He was a skilled carpenter and fisherman and loved watching the Green Bay Packers. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Tam Huynh, children Tan (Hanh), Thuy (Mark), Hung (Laurie), Anna, and John (Thu), grandchildren (Tamaryn, Jack, Mai-Tram, Tulinh, Sam, Lindsay, Thanhvy, Brandon, Arianna, Mason), relatives and friends in the US and Vietnam and his loyal pug, Buddy. Friends can visit with Gan’s family on Monday, July 28 from 11-1 pm with a memorial service at 1 pm at Heritage Funeral Home 9200 S 27th St. Oak Creek, WI.

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Carolyn Le

Our sincere condolences to your family at this difficult time. Our memories of
Gan are many. He loved his family, sharing a meal with friends, fishing, and the Packers. Our kids thought his laugh was unique and when you heard it you just wanted to join right in. His love of life and family was inspiring. He will be deeply missed. Tao & Carolyn Le and the boys

Anna Tran

Anna, I can’t even begin to tell you how much we appreciate and love your whole family. Some of our greatest memories happened at the cottage on the Flowage with you and the family. We would not have been able to enjoy all the wonderful moments in our lives with him without the love and support of the whole Hackman family. WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS!

vero, merced and family

Our sincere condolence to your family at this difficult time.

Anna Tran

Thank you Linda. I know my dad is taking care of Bailey for me. 🙂

Tan

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Anna Tran

Anna, I can’t even begin to tell you how much we appreciate and love your whole family. Some of our greatest memories happened at the cottage on the Flowage with you and the family. We would not have been able to enjoy all the wonderful moments in our lives with him without the love and support of the whole Hackman family. WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS!

L sczesny

Our hearts are heavy with sympathy but filled with love and support for your entire family. Your beloved Gan will be sorely missed as Husband, Father and Grandfather. His many friends’ tributes are testimony to how well liked he truly was. Sincerely, Linda and Tony Sczesny and Family

vero, merced and family

Our sincere condolence to your family at this difficult time.

Fran Washington

Gan Van Tran will be remembered by us for a very long time as a loving father and trusted friend. His quick smile, energetic conversation and willingness to help were his trademarks. The memories are so many. Green Bay Packers and fishing come to mind right away AND it seemed to me that Gan could fix anything. Many the time we pulled into the driveway for his advice. I think one of my favorite memories was the time that Bill and I stopped by the house to say hello and Gan grabbed Bill and asked him to help him thread the new sewing machine that he had just purchased for Tan. Gan was ready to send the machine back, he was so frustrated that it didn’t work. Bill knew he knew nothing about this so he suggested that I might help. I’ll never forget the look on Gan’s face when I threaded the machine and it WORKED! He thought I was a genius…. It really was pretty funny. I felt so proud.

Dear Gan– you will be missed. You left behind a beautiful wife and family and for that we are grateful. Bill, Katie and I are blessed to have known you and thank you for all the fun times and meals we have shared. We love the Trans– one and all.
Love to you and your family,

Fran and Bill Washington and Katie Flanner

Anna Hackman

Gan was a great man, and he will be incredibly missed by his many friends. I remember his smile, compassion and love of life. He was generous with his time and talents, and frequently helped my family in ways we could never repay. I treasure the memories of times our families spent together, including the wonderful meals he and Tam lovingly made for family and friends. Tam, I still have the recipe you and Gan gave me for ch? giò so many years ago. Our lives are all richer for having known Gan. Please accept my sincere condolences.

“Your arms may be empty, but your hearts are full.”
Anna Hackman

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