Shian-Koong Perng

Shian-Koong Perng

August 08, 1930 - September 01, 2018

Shian-Koong Perng

August 08, 1930 - September 01, 2018


Shian-Koong (Peter) Perng, 88, of Irvine California, passed away at 6:02 AM, Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Irvine Hoag Hospital California, surrounded by his wife and son. He was born August, 8, 1930 in Hunan Province, China to Mr. & Mrs. Shih-Wei  Perng. He married Jong-I Pan on January 2, 1965 and she survives. Also surviving are his son, William C.H. Perng of Wichita, Kansas; three grandsons Landrik, Eelam, and Grammer; and two brothers Xian-Gan of Boston and Xian-Yu of China.

Shian-Koong received his bachelor degree in Agricultural Economics from the Chung Hsin University in Taiwan. He went on to graduate from Michigan State University, where he received his PH.D. in Statistical Science.  He started his career of teaching as a faculty member and full professorship in Department of Statistics at Kansas State University since 1968.  Dr. Perng retired from KSU in 1995. Since then Dr. Perng and his wife moved to Irvine, California for their retirement life.

Dr. Perng was a very kind and open-minded scholar. He loved to help and had a good way to communicate with young people including his son, grandsons, nephews, brother-in-laws, and his students. Dr.  Perng was a person who loves to read, search, and learn about new things in a variety of topics.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday morning 10:30 AM, September 8, 2018 at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Newport Beach California. There will be a mass hosted by Father Anthony Vu. As per Dr. Perng’s wish, the funeral service will be simple. Flowers and contributions from friends will be respectfully declined.

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: September 08, 2018 (10:30 AM)
  • Venue: Our Lady Queen Of Angels Catholic Church
  • Location: 2046 Mar Vista Dr Newport Beach, CA 92660 - (Get Directions)

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23 responses to Shian-Koong Perng

  1. Jong-I,

    We will miss SK. Please take care of yourself.

    George and Doreen Liang

  2. Denise Co says:×300.jpg
    Jong I,
    Very sad to know SK had gotten off the life train … We will always remember his gentle personality and wonderful manner, also, the good old days in MSU. Please take good care of yourself and enjoy your family to the fullest.
    -Denise and Henry Co

  3. niann Lao says:

    A true gentleman, smart intellectual, knowledgeable of world affairs, most of all a long
    friend with warm heart. We treasure the time we got together all these years. Rest
    in peace.

  4. Chen Chang says:

    I treasure the time I enjoyed you and Jong I’s company and friendship at East Lansing, and many visits to Irvine.
    your wise, warm and kind personality will stay in my memory always

  5. Agnes Huang says:

    Hi Mrs. Perng,
    This is Agnes Huang. I just heard from my dad that Dr. Perng passed away. I’m so sorry for your loss and wish you deepest sympathies. I only found out today and wish we had known in advance to attend the funeral.
    My heart goes out to you and Hao Hao.

    Please accept my deepest condolences.


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