Lawaine Alfred Dain

Lawaine Alfred Dain, 74, of Belleville, Illinois, born Saturday, August 21, 1937, in Jersey City, NJ, died Thursday, August 9, 2012 at his residence.

Lawaine was a retired investigator for Equifax. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Belleville Illinois, long time member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fords, NJ, a long time scoutmaster and a member of American Legion Post 471 in Iselin, NJ. He was a United States Army veteran and a chaplain assistant in the army.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Lloyd A. and Lydia nee Maier Dain
  • Sister: Laura Mae Meyer.

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Grace nee Miller Dain
  • Children
    • Christopher (Michele) Dain of Belleville, IL
    • Judi (Mark) Gianchiglia of Brick, NJ
    • Laura Dain of Maple Shade, NJ
    • Lloyd Dain of Belmar, NJ
  • Grandchildren
    • Mary Grace Dain
    • Alex Dain
    • Bethany Dain
    • Samantha Gianchiglia

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Monday, August 13, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois and from 10:00 am - 10:30 am Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church in Belleville, Illinois, with Pastor Gary W. Beyers officiating.  Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

Other Services:
Memorial Service will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fords, NJ on August 25, 2012 at 10:30am followed by a cake and coffee fellowship.

Condolences left for Lawaine Alfred Dain:

    I am so saddened by this tremendous loss. My Uncle Lawaine was a huge part of my early life, and the memory of his smile and laughter will remain a part of me. I will always be grateful for the lessons of kindness and caring and family values that he instilled upon me. I'll miss you, Uncle Lawaine.

    David N. Lauber Deltona FL 32738

    My condolences to the entire Dain family on the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love.

    Therese Connelly Crestview FL 32539

    So many memories to cherish! I have very early memories of Uncle Lawaine, including when I got scared and refused to go down the aisle as the four year old flower girl at his and Aunt Grace's wedding. :-) We enjoyed many joint birthday celebrations while I was growing up, as we were both part of a fairly large contingent of family members with August birthdays. It was always a great time going up to visit Aunt Grace, Uncle Lawaine and the cousins. Uncle Lawaine... great values, always friendly and quick with a joke... service to God, church, country and family... a truly nice guy who will be greatly missed by many, but our loss is heaven's gain. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you who were fortunate enough to know him as family or friend.

    Laurie Grace Bridges Clearwater FL 33755

    May God make His presence felt at this time in your life through the peace and comfort that only He can give. You are in my prayers, and Lawaine will truly be missed.

    Helen Miller Edison New Jersey 08820

    Our prayers are with you and your entire family.
    God's peace be with you.
    John and Kim Anderson

    kim anderson millstadt ill 62220

    Grace and family,
    Sorry to hear of Lawaine's passing.
    May God bless his soul and perpetual light shine upon him. You are in my prayers and thoughts
    are with all of you.

    Bob Mueller Edison NJ 08829

    Dear Laura and Family, my prayers and deepest sympathy are with you in the loss of your dad and family member. You will continue to be in my prayers as days go by.
    Fernanda Smith

    Fernanda Smith Cherry Hill NJ 08002