Phu Thi Vu, 86, of Bloomington, MN passed away Wednesday, July 5th, 2023, at Southdale Hospital in Edina, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 15th, at St. Anne-St. Joseph Vietnamese Catholic Church (2627 N Queen Ave, Minneapolis, MN), with Father Dustin L. Vu as main celebrant. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery (8151 N 42nd Ave, New Hope, MN). Visitation will be Friday, July 14th, from 4 to 6 p.m., with a rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Scripture (all in Vietnamese) following visitation at 6 p.m., at Gill Brothers Funeral Home (9947 Lyndale Ave. So, Bloomington, MN).
Phu was born June 4th, 1937, in Nam Định Province, Việt Nam. She was the daughter of Phuoc Vu and Minh Nguyen. Phu was united in marriage to Te Vu at her home parish of Trang Hậu Parish of Bùi Chu diocese (North Vietnam).
In 1954 when Vietnam was divided in two, she and her husband (like many other Catholics at that time) were forced to flee to southern Vietnam. There they settled in the town of Tan Mai, Diocese of Xuan Loc where all eight of their children were born. Phu, her husband and three of their children immigrated to USA in 1990 (three of her other children left Vietnam in 1979, 1981, and 2000). Due to the lack of English, Phu and her husband was forced to an early retirement upon their arrival here. Her family has been members of St Joseph Hien Vietnamese Church since 1993 when they moved from Ames, Iowa to Bloomington, MN.
Survivors include her children, John T. (Hieu) Vu of Cicero, IN, John H. (Tram) Vu of Marion, IA, Kim-Loan T. Vu of Savage, MN, Cam-Hong T. (Thinh Dinh) Vu of Bloomington, MN, Father Dustin L. Vu of Dubuque, IA and Liem (Lien) Vu of Bloomington, MN. Phu has seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, her in-laws, all her siblings, a 10-month-old son (Dung) and another child (Hung) in pregnancy.
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