Nylen Albert Kain

  • Born: August 7, 1938
  • Died: March 7, 2020
  • Location: Minnesota Lake, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family


Nylen Albert Kain, age 81, of Minnesota Lake, MN died Saturday March 7, 2020 at the Mapleton Community Home. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, March 11th at 11:00 AM at St. John's Lutheran Church-Danville. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 10th from 4:00-7:00 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church. Pastor Michael Mathews will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN, is in charge of arrangements.
Nylen was born August 7, 1938 in Mankato, Minnesota, the son of Helmuth C. and Ella T. (Rueckert) Kain. Nylen was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church-Danville in Minnesota Lake, MN. He attended Country School and graduated from Waldorf High School in 1956. Nylen served in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft mechanic.
On August 16, 1959 Nylen married Carolyn H. Larson in Jackson, MN. They were blessed with four children, Marilyn, Clifford, Wesley, and Kenneth. He lived his entire life in Danville Township. Nylen farmed with his Pa until 1965 and worked as a field supervisor for the Del Monte Corporation for 30 years, Stokley U.S.A. for 6 years, and Seneca Foods for 10 years. Nylen also served as the Danville Town Clerk for over 30 years. Nylen enjoyed drives in the country looking at the fields, going to casinos, hunting, ice fishing, planting trees, playing cards, spearing, and watching NASCAR races. He loved his trips to Africa with Carolyn, his frequent visits with his children and grandchildren, and is well known for his storytelling.
Nylen is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carolyn, of MN Lake; children: Marilyn (David) Kassube of Eagan, MN, Clifford, of Hopkins, MN, Wesley (Amy), of Owatonna, MN, Kenneth (Shelly) of Mapleton, MN; Seven grandchildren: Sarah (Thomas) DuCharme of Burnsville, MN, Christa Kain, Nicole (Nathan) Heers, Tyler Kain, all of Owatonna, MN; Samuel Kain, of Mankato; MN, Katherine Kain, of Mapleton, MN; and 1 great-grandchild. Caelia DuCharme. Brothers-in-law Ralph Klinder, of Mankato, MN, LeRoy (Elaine) Larson, of Windom, MN, and Truman Larson, of Blue Earth, MN; Sister-in-law Ruth (Rae) Larson, of Rochester, MN; nieces Marcia (Clifford) Klinder-Badgley, of Wake Forest, North Carolina, Michele Larson, of Marshall, MN, Chris (Wayne) Henderson, of Edgeley, ND, and Gwen (Jay) Hall of Jackson, MN; along with numerous friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ella and Helmuth Kain, his sister Gloria Klinder, nephew Burton Klinder, and in-laws Thore and Leona Larson.
Both Nylen and his family are proud of his 36 years of sobriety.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Mapleton Community Home for their kindness and tender care shown to Nylen.
Memorials preferred to the Minnesota Lake Ambulance Service and St. John's Lutheran Church-Danville.