Nguyen Tran, age 76, of Elgin, IL, passed away on May 12, 2021.  He was born December 31, 1944 in Vietnam to his loving parents, Tru Tran and Hai Nguyen.

Nguyen graduated from high school, and fought for the freedom of South Vietnam as a soldier in the South Vietnamese Army.  He planned and coordinated the escape of his family from communist Vietnam, leading them to freedom.

He was married to his wife, Xuyen, for 55 years.  He enjoyed cooking and cooked for his kids every weekend.

Nguyen is survived by his wife, Xuyen Nguyen; children, Ngoc Tran, Gia Tran, Bau Tran, and An Tran; and grandchildren, Danny, Lya, Sayann, Nghi, Yen, Nam, Sophia, Nicole, Ashlan, and Terry.

Funeral service will start at 9:30am Monday, May 17, 2021, with visitation to follow from 11:00am to 1:00pm, at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Nguyen’s name to the Linh Sơn Quán Âm Temple, 5545 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60640.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home.  For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

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