Shane Nguyen

Shane Van Nguyen

Tuesday, April 27th, 1965 - Sunday, April 25th, 2021
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Mr. Shane Van Nguyen, "John" or “Trong”, died unexpectedly on April 25, 2021 in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the age of 55.
Shane is survived by his loving wife, Thuy Don Nguyen; two sons, Ethan Nguyen and Noah Nguyen, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and nine siblings. Shane is preceded in death by his mother and father, both of Ban Me Thuot, Vietnam.
Shane was born on April 27, 1965 in Vietnam. He arrived in the United States in 1981. Shane graduated from John Bartram High School and attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Shane married Thuy Don Nguyen on January 4, 1997 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Westminster, California. After moving to Fort Wayne, Indiana, Shane and his wife operated a food truck for over 20 years. In 2000 and 2002 respectively, the couple welcomed their two sons into their lives. They were the most important part of Shane’s life. Shane’s sons remember him as their biggest fan who always encouraged them to pursue their passion in music.
Shane was a loving father, husband, and a beloved member of every community he touched. His work days were spent serving food to the public, working long hours out of a roaming food truck while waving and smiling to those he passed on the road. His spare time was dedicated to his family and to volunteering activities, where he was an active member of the local church, choir, and the Bishop Dwenger High School performing arts program where his sons were band members. He will always be remembered for being kind, welcoming, and available to help anyone in need.
A funeral mass is scheduled for May 1, 2021 at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Shane’s life. The family would like to thank everyone near and far for their warm words of comfort during this difficult time.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 29th, 2021 | 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday, April 29th, 2021 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services
    6557 N Clinton Street
    Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, April 30th, 2021 | 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, April 30th, 2021 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services
    6557 N Clinton Street
    Fort Wayne, IN 46825
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 | 9:00am
    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 9:00am
    St. Patrick Catholic Church
    Address Not Available


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Jody Ellenwood

Posted at 10:19pm
The only memory I can share are just brief encounters as we drove past each other down the street we live on. We are neighbors and always shared a smile and a wave. Even though it’s such a small thing I always for some reason looked forward to the man in his big food truck driving past me in my yellow truck exchanging smiles and waves. I know it seems small thing but to me it will forever be missed. I will keep you all in my heart thoughts and prayers. Jody and Matt Ellenwood

Sammi, Matt, Meredith, Matias

Posted at 08:49am
We are so sorry for your loss and send our love during this difficult time.
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Thien Nguyen

Posted at 08:13pm
From Thien Nguyen and Hang Dao family. Our true condolences to Chu Trong families.
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Scott Amick

Posted at 06:45pm
I met him where I worked several years ago. He was a great guy. He never forgot my name or probably everyone he ever met. Such a kind person. The world is a little worse without him here. To his family, I’m so sorry. Such a loss. My best to you all.


Posted at 04:56pm
I didn't know Mr. Nguyen. However, I have seen the testimonials from many of the lives he touched. I pray for him and his family. You all have my deepest and most sincere condolences. I wish I would have had the opportunity to meet him.

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