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Sanh Thi Nguyen

February 3, 1938 December 24, 2017
Sanh Thi Nguyen
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Obituary for Sanh Thi Nguyen

Sanh Thi Nguyen, age 79, of Minnetrista, MN, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017, at her home.
Sanh was born in Cau Ke, Vietnam, on February 3, 1938, the daughter of Nguon Van Nguyen and Ngo Thi Trieu.
Sanh was preceded in death by her husband, Van T. Luu; daughter, Ngoc Luu. She is survived by her 7 daughters and 5 sons, Khanh Do (Tri), Thang Huyen (son-in-law), Tran Thong (Hup), Vu Luu (Hong), Phuong Trang (Thanh), Nga Truong (Loi), Jessica Luu (Phap), Christine Duong (Khoa), Andy Luu, Tom Luu, ,Mike Luu (Vivian), Henry Luu (Dalina), and Lisa Lundeen (Josh).

Ode to My Mother

My mother, Nguyễn Thị Sanh,
Was not a famous person.

She was not highly educated.
She never received any recognition.
But to say that she was ordinary
Would be grossly misleading.

My mother, Nguyễn Thị Sanh,
Was a remarkable woman.

As the eldest daughter,
She worked during her childhood,
Rather than attended school.
Despite having no education,
She taught herself to read at a young age.

My mother, Nguyễn Thị Sanh,
Was a loving woman.

As a mother of 13 children,
She instilled in us the love
For reading, for family,
And all living things.

I remember a time
When she shielded a homeless woman
From rocks and ridicules
Of people on the street
With her own body.

She welcomed everyone
Into her home,
Especially those in needs,
And made sure they are fed.

She had given her life to others,
Without recognition,
Without repayment,
Until the very end.

My mother, Nguyễn Thị Sanh,
May not be famous,
But she left behind a legacy
That will never be forgotten.

• in memory of Nguyễn Thị Sanh

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McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

1220 3rd Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379

Family prefers memorials to donor's choice of charity in her name.

McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation
1220 3rd Avenue East Shakopee 55379 MN
United States

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St. Patrick's Cemetery - Maple Grove Final Resting Place

16447 Bass Lake Rd
Maple Grove, Minnesota 55311

16447 Bass Lake Rd Maple Grove 55311 Minnesota
United States

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