Henry “Joe” Gain

Print Obituary
Henry “Joe” Gain, 75, of Belleville, IL, born December 1, 1944, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Willow Creek Rehab & Nursing, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Gain was the owner of the former H. “Joe” Gain OBC Wrecking, and later worked for and eventually retired from Hank’s Excavating. He loved to ride motorcycles and was a member of the GWTA, and the River Bend Riders Club, Belleville, IL. Joe was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Henrietta, nee Lampe, Gain; a sister, Marcella (Ronnie) Cox; and a sister-in-law, Rita Gain.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Mary Ann, nee Rensing, Gain, whom he married on August 28, 1965;
a daughter, Tammy (Steven) Flach;
a granddaughter, Amber Flach;
two brothers, Oscar (Sandee) Gain, and Donald Gain;
four sisters, Doris (Tiff) Barrett, Rosemary (Larry) Hamann,
Marilyn (Reggie) Rossi, and Cindy (John) Wojda;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

 Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 9, 2020, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.

Funeral: Private family funeral services will be held Saturday, October 10, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


11 Comments on Henry “Joe” Gain

Diana said : Guest Report Oct 12, 2020 at 11:32 PM

I am a cousin from mattoon. I was so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. My prayers are with all of you. I wish I could of come to the service, but i have open heart surgery on the 19th. Love you all.??❤

  • Neoga
  • IL.
Lisa Hoppe said : Guest Report Oct 12, 2020 at 6:02 PM

Deepest condolences to you all. So very sorry for what you’ve been through and the loss of your Joe.

  • Columbia
  • Il
Michael and Sue Craft said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2020 at 10:15 PM

We send our deepest sorrows to the family.

  • Lincoln
  • NE
Dave and Denise Telford said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2020 at 8:52 PM

Our thoughts and prayers to Mary Ann and the entire family. May God give you comfort?

  • Omaha
  • Nebraska
Luke Mayer said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2020 at 6:07 PM

So sorry for your loss. Joe was a wonderful man. He was always willing to give me advise on any subject I needed it on. From starting and running a business to how to do something on a project we were both on. His smile was contagious and his advise will be sorely missed. I’ve stopped and talked to joe so many times over the years I can’t tell you. From seeing his feet hanging out from under a high lift in his yard to talking to him on his porch or mower he has always been there. Joe was one of a kind. Prayers to your family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Maria Grossmann said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2020 at 4:15 PM

Tammy,I am so sorry for your loss.You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Millstadt
  • Il
Don & Mary Frierdich said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2020 at 10:04 AM

Joe was a great guy and a great friend. Lots of good memories working together. He’s going to be missed.

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Carole Miller said : Guest Report Oct 08, 2020 at 8:39 PM

I only have memories of Joe when he was young.He was always a good guy. Sorry for your loss ,I'm sure he'll be missed.

  • Bonita Springs
  • FL
Cindy lu said : Guest Report Oct 08, 2020 at 6:20 PM

Mary,Tammy,Amber,Steve, my heart goes out to all of you. Knowing how our family is, this is so hard. I have prayed. For all of you. Uncle Joe will be very missed. He was my Godfather as well and it hurts deeply knowing he is gone. Always think of all the Beautiful and Wonderful memories with him. Which I know you all have plenty of. He has gotten his Angel wings and with family. he has eternal peace now. Love you all?

  • Okawville
  • Illinois
Mary and Mike Kehl said : Guest Report Oct 08, 2020 at 4:50 PM

Please accept our sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Sandra Hall said : Guest Report Oct 08, 2020 at 10:49 AM

Sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and your family.

  • Baltimore
  • Maryland

Add Public Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.