Lynne Dee Cain


December 3, 1953 - May 30, 2013



Lynne Dee Cain was born December 3, 1953 in San Antonio, TX to Donald and Dorothy (Jira) Gillen. She grew up at White Lake where she  attended school and graduated from White Lake High School. She attended Presentation College, receiving an Associates Degree in social work and her BA Degree in sociology from Yankton College. In January 1976 she married Lamont C. Cain, Sr. and instantly became the mother of a three year old daughter and a nine year old son. From 1974 to 2006 she worked as an activities director, teacher, tutor, gerontologist and civil rights and patient’s rights advocate.  She loved gardening, reading, sewing, collecting dolls and  being in the company of her family. She loved theater, both on stage or behind the scenes and had been involved with the Custer Community Theatre, the Black Hills Playhouse, the Yankton Community Theatre and the Harmony Notes in Yankton.


She is survived by her husband, Lamont, daughter, Robin (James)      Garness, Springfield; five granddaughters: Shani (Kevin) Iron Shield, Denver, CO; Alexandria Garness, Yankton; Christine Garness, Elizabeth Garness and Jesselyn  Garness all of Springfield; two sisters: Jacki (Merlin) Konechne, White Lake; Jody (Kale) Zahniser, Bend, OR; six brothers: Ron (Carol Ann) Gillen, Curt (Louise) Gillen, David (Carol) Gillen all of White Lake; Darin (Becky) Gillen, Mitchell; Dane (Brenda) Gillen, Bridgewater and Mike (Marie) Gillen, Lebanon, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and several uncles and aunts.



Tuesday, June 4, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saint Peter's Catholic Church
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
White Lake, South Dakota


Wednesday, June 5, 2013
10:30 AM
Saint Peter's Catholic Church
White Lake, South Dakota


Saint Peter's Catholic Church Cemetery
White Lake, South Dakota

Posted by Dave Brown on June 5, 2013
My sympathies to you and your family. Sorry that I could not be with you today.
Posted by Charlene Hay on June 4, 2013
I had the privilege to work with Lynne at South Dakota Advocacy Services. Even though we worked in separate offices throughout the state I soon learned of Lynn's compassion for people with disabilities. Lynn's co-worker (Twila Stibral) wrote 3 quotes that Lynne shared with others and what Twila stated we will remember Lynne by: Think before you act; Treat others as you would like to be treated; and before you label people, look at their contents. Twilla ended with Thank-You Lynne, for your efforts in promoting dignity, equality, and respect for all.

Twila, ends with Thank you Lynne, for your efferts in promoting dignity, eqhality, and respect for all.
Rest in Piease My Friend.
Posted by Marc Brower on June 2, 2013
My deepest sympathy on your loss. Your families will be in my prayers.
Posted by Mke Feimer on June 2, 2013
Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Erwin John & Barbara Grohmann on May 31, 2013
To: Lamont Cain & Gillen Family
Our deepest sympathy to our special friend of over 50 years
from San Antonio. We truly loved her and will miss her deeply.
We made many trips to White Lake (Gillen Farm). Barbara traveled there as a baby and will always remember the good times she and the boys had on our visit with the Gillen clan.
John and Barbara flew up to S.D. to be with Monte and Lynne for their 30 Wedding Anniversary. Barbara especially enjoyed visiting with Jackie and other family members.
Love - The Grohmanns
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