Insoo Kang

By on September 13, 2012

Insoo Kang, 50, died on Sunday Sept. 9, 2012, at his home in Maple Park. He was born on April 8, 1962, to Chang Hum Kang and Jung Ho Kim on Jeju Island, South Korea.

Insoo married Rev. Eun Young Ko on July 7, 2007, in Korea. He served in the Korean Army. Insoo was a member of Maple Park Grace United Methodist Church. He graduated from Jeju First High School in 1981. He later received a bachelor degree in accounting from his college.

After military service, he dreamed of being a human rights lawyer, though the dream didn’t come true. He was always interested in people rather than in material goods.

His favorite thing was to go to the library, read and study philosophy, political science, sociology and ecology. He tried to take a macroscopic view of life on earth. He was a person who was sensitive, intellectual and calm, which was a great influence and motivation for his wife and their daughter in their daily lives. He also dreamed of and was preparing to live on Jeju Island, returning to nature and living with no possessions, which was his goal in life.

He was also a sweet and generous husband, encouraging, supporting and loving his wife (Eun Young), as well as being the best father to his daughter Halla, teaching her many things, playing with her and feeding her, and doing his best as a Mr. Mom for almost two years.

Survivors include his wife, Rev. Eun Young Ko; daughter, Halla Ko Kang; mother, Jung Ho
Kim; three brothers, Dong Suk, Duk Soo and Young Soo; one sister, Young Ja. Insoo was predeceased by his father, Chang Hum.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at Maple Park Grace United Methodist Church in Maple Park. Rev. Richard Carl Wisdom will officiate the service. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the family or Maple Park Grace United Methodist Church. Arrangements made by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Sycamore Chapel. For more information, call (815) 895-6589. To share a memory or condolence, visit