Gaines, Kenneth E. Jr. Gaines, Avanelle Memorial Service for Ken and Avanelle Gaines on September 27, 2019 at 11am, United Church of Christ, 4200 Lake Road Ave., Robbinsdale, MN 55422. Kenneth Gaines was born June 24th, 1925 passed away August 6th, 2019. Preceding Ken in death was his wife Avanelle of 68 years; his parents Ken Gaines Sr., and Nora Gaines; and his brother Cyrus Gaines. Ken will be missed by niece Tracie (Stan) Hill, nephew Jim (Erin) Gaines; great nephews/niece Thomas Hill, Michael Hill, and Mary Beth Hill; great great nieces Lennon and Sawyer Hill; as well as other relatives and many good friends. Ken retired from Thermo King in 1986 after almost 40 years of service. Ken was a member of the Masons, Scottish Rite, Zuhrah Temple of West Suburban Shrine Club, American Legion, VFW and Brackett's Crossing Golf Club. Ken served honorably during WWll in the Army's 170th Combat Engineer Battalion in the Pacific Theater on the islands of Leyte and Okinawa, as well as South Korea. Ken also honorably served six months in the United States Navy. Ken had a passion for life, family and friends. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He would be found regularly on the golf course, fishing at his cabin on Long Lake, spending winter vacations in Acapulco, Mexico, exercising at the YMCA & "putzing" around in the garage or outside. Ken is now with the love of his life Avanelle and the loved ones that preceded him in death.