Dr. Chung Park

dr. chung park
Dr. Chung S. Park of Fargo passed away on January 18, 2016 at Stanford Health Palliative Care Center at the age of 74 with his family by his side. Chung was born January 14, 1942 in Seoul, South Korea.  He attended Seoul National University and completed ROTC officer training upon graduation.  In 1964, He served as a Second Lieutenant in the South Korean Army followed by several years of employment for a dairy company in Seoul prior to moving to the United States. Chung married Myung Lee on September 9, 1972 in Seoul.  He completed a master’s degree from the University of Georgia in 1972, a doctoral degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1975 and post-doctoral degrees from Purdue University and Virgina Tech in 1978.  He began his thirty-eight year research and teaching career at North Dakota State University in 1978. Chung was a visiting professor at Stanford University Medical School and the University of California, Berkeley in 1985-86 while on sabbatical leave from NDSU. Until the time of his death, his research focused on tumor cell development and a stair-step heifer development system for use in a variety of domestic animal species.  He received national and international recognition from the scientific community and from private industry for his research findings.  In 2000, he was awarded the NDSU Faculty Lectureship. He enjoyed time spent hunting, fishing, and gardening. Listening to classical music provided him much enjoyment. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Myung; two sons, Austin and Derrick; two granddaughters, Alexis and Adriana; a brother, Chang-Yang; four sisters, Chong-Hee, Chong-Hae. Chung-Soon and Chong-Ran; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 13, at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo.

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  1. I cannot put in words how big an influence you have been to me as a person and student. I said you are like a father to me last month and you will remain so in my heart. I will remember you forever. I love you and already miss you so much. R.I.P sir.

  2. Thank you for your dedication and research to the Dairy Industry in North Dakota. Rest in peace.

  3. The guiding influence Chung had on the personal and professional live’s of his students, co-workers and friends will remain forever. He was a good friend. We remember him for his modesty, character, intellect and dedication to his family. Helen and I will miss him.

  4. I am very saddened to here of Chung’s passing. I wish to extend my sympathy to his family. I greatly enjoyed him as a friend and colleague in my years at NDSU. He was a great man and will be missed by all.
    Royal Carlson

  5. The Eide boys are going to miss their old fishing buddy. We adopted him into our fishing family and gave him a Norwegian nickname, Chung Parkson. If anybody asked we told them he came from Eastern Norway. He was a great friend with good humor and fun to share a campfire. We will miss him. RIP Old Friend.

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