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The Dragon Pearl Chinese Restaurant at the corner of Walnut and Second streets has been a popular downtown eating spot for 20 years. It is under new management following the death of owner and manager John Kwok. Photo by Randy Hanson

Dragon Pearl owner John Kwok dies unexpectedly

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The unexpected death of John Wai-Sum Kwok over a month ago has resulted in a change of ownership at the Dragon Pearl Chinese Restaurant and left his well-liked wife, Helen, in mourning.


Customers noticed the absence of first John, and then Helen, from the downtown Hudson restaurant beginning in March.

John was the slim, hard-working man who emerged from the kitchen from time to time to check on the dishes in the buffet line.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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