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Louis Gene McGaa

July 28, 1940 — September 2, 2023

Browns Valley, Minnesota

Louis Gene McGaa


Louis Gene McGaa, age 83, of Browns Valley MN, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2023 at his residence in Browns Valley. 

A wake and rosary service will be held on Sunday September 10, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, Rapid City, South Dakota. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 10:00 am.

Gene was born on July, 28 1940 in Pine Ridge South Dakota. He was the beloved second child of Louis O. McGaa and Hester L. (Cuny) McGaa. He was a loving brother to his five sisters, Louella (Jerry) Vifquain, Ann (Gerry) Gerving, Roebota (Don) Rhodes, Marcia and Mary and to his younger brothers; Charles and Greg (Frances) McGaa and to his in-laws; Gerry (Richard) Harrison and Leiloni Lynch and Leonard Lynch.

Gene is survived by his sisters, LouElla, Roebota and Mary; his brothers Charles and Greg, his sister--in-laws Gerrry and Leilani, and his children Chris McGaa and Rose McGaa and grandchildren; Aloma and Mikailyn McGaa and Cailtin Kennedy.

Gene was preceded in death by his father Louis and mother Hester, his sisters Ann and Marcia; and his beloved wife Aloma LaVerne. This includes several canine companions, whom he loved, and the most special of his boyhood companion "Skipper". A joyous reunion for all of them now is our hope and prayers.

On June 26, 1962 Gene married Aloma LaVerne Lynch. They both longed for and joyfully welcomed their son, Christopher and their daughter Rose. Gene’s joy increased with the birth of each one of his grandchildren. Gene and Aloma were together until her death in 2011.

Gene had many careers in his lifetime. He graduated from Black Hill State University, Spearfish South Dakota, with a Bachelors of Science. He went on to teach mathematics at Sisseton Wahpeton Community College, Sisseton South Dakota. Upon retirement he continued to help out the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribe filming many tribal festivities.

Gene was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying small aircraft. He was inventive and innovative. He thoroughly enjoyed playing pool, socializing, motorcycle riding and keeping in touch with his relatives. Gene was very good at telling jokes and funny stories that he would laugh at himself along with everybody that heard him.

Gene was a kind, generous, loving and gifted soul. He touched all of those he met and would help anyone in need. His dignity and respect for others reminds us all of how to treat one another. He will be greatly missed, always in our hearts. 

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