May 18, 2021

Pun Ma

Pun Ma

September 21, 1916 ~ May 10, 2021








Pun Ma, 104 of Lincoln, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 10, 2021, surrounded by family members. A private family graveside service will be held on May 22, 2021 at Wyuka Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Food Bank of Lincoln. Online condolences may be left at

He was born in Shunde, China, to Yuk Sei Ma and Lo Hip. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1983.

Affectionately referred to as Ah ba, Gong gong, Yea yea, and Tai gong, he is survived by his son and daughter, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Hing and three sisters.

He was married to his wife for 66 years. He gave loving, tender care to her for twelve years after she had a stroke.

Pun will be remembered fondly for his captivating smiles and quiet strength. He was an avid reader of current events, loved Chinese history and opera, and created beautiful Chinese calligraphy. A lifelong learner, he picked up English by studying the dictionary and could successfully speak a few English phrases; he proudly passed his US citizenship test in English at 82 years old. He picked up cooking at 90 years old and spent months perfecting his recipe for plum chicken wings! He was an excellent storyteller and always gave out pearls of wisdom.

For many years, he looked forward to Sunday lunches with his son and daughter and their spouses, usually starting with a good cognac and ending with sponge cake, his favorite dessert. The annual summer family reunion will not be the same without him.


  1. We hope that his family is able to gather and share memories of a wonderful man and an incredible life. In honor of his memory, and especially his role as cherished great grandpa to Dr. Kimberly Ma, we have made a contribution to the Lincoln Food Bank to share his spirit of generosity and commitment to helping others.

  2. Arthur, Teresa, and family, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved Pun. Yes, I will remember him for his captivating smiles! I never saw him without one. He was a very patient and kind man and a gracious caregiver to Hing. I hope that you will be able to enjoy your family time as you gather to remember Pun. Blessings to your family.

  3. I had the privilege of delivering Meals on Wheels to Pun for several years. I was so impressed with his genuine greeting when he opened the door to me. He had such a wonderful smile and twinkle in his eye. In the last year or two, he asked his meals be left outside the door, and I no longer had the opportunity to see him in person. I greatly missed that direct contact with him. I just wanted his family to know that he touched the lives of many and will be missed.

  4. Arthur, Teresa, and family. Our deepest sympathy to you all in the your loss.
    Hope you are all able to be together to share your love joy and memories of life with Pun.
    God bless


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