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Gary Paul Cain


USMC 1957 - 1963

22 Sep 1940 - 29 Aug 2006  




Gary Paul Cain
Past President Chapter 8

SGT USMC Mars Operator Vietman

Gary Cain, 65, of Shakopee, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006 at his residence.

Gary was born on Sept. 22, 1940 in N.D. and was the adopted son of Louis and Rose Cain. Gary attended school in Stanley, N.D. He served his country by entering the US Marine Corp in 1957 as a sergeant and was stationed in Okinawa. During his years in the military, Gary received his GED. He was honorably discharged in 1963. He received his B.A. degree at Minot State College, B.S. at University of North Dakota. Gary worked at Honeywell Corporation of Minneapolis and Texas Instruments in Corpus Christi, Texas. He furthered his education with a MBA from University of Texas and his Ph.D. at the University of Oregon. He was an Assistant Professor of Finance at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind. He also taught at the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul and Normandale Community College in Bloomington. Upon his retirement he continued to serve as a financial advisor for many investors including the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home. Gary was a member and past president of QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association) of amateur radio operators for over twenty-five years. Gary was very active in his church, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Shakopee. He served as Recording Secretary on the church council, the finance committee, was an usher and helped with many other volunteer positions.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by sister, Mary (Robert) Nikols of Killdeer, N.D.; niece, Kristi Hawk of Minot, N.D.; many friends.

Funeral service was Friday, Sept. 1, 2 p.m. at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Shakopee with the Rev. Mark Schwertfeger presiding. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Shakopee. 952-445-1202.

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