Tricounty News

Joseph Krippner, 87

Joseph Krippner of Kimball died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud. He was 87.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 19, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Marty with Rev. Jerry Nordick and Rev. Tom Olson, Rev. Dick McGuire, Rev. Al Stangl, and Rev. Tony Oelrich officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 8-10 a.m. Monday at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Joseph N. Krippner was born July 31, 1922, to Mathias and Hildegard (Krier) Krippner in Maine Prairie Township, Stearns County. He served in the United States Army during Warld War II from 1943 to 1946. Joseph was united in marriage June 25, 1946 to Isabella Rossmann at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in St. Nicholas. They farmed in Maine Prairie Township until retiring in 1982. Joseph was a lifetime member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and served as a Parish Trustee, and with the Men's Society. Joseph was a member of the Wat-Kim-Valley VFW Post 5460 and served as Commander in 1986-87. He was a volunteer at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center for 23 years. Joseph also served on the Kimball School Board and the Maine Prairie Township Board. He enjoyed baseball and playing cards.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; children Joseph, Linus, and Virgene; and brother Ralph Krippner.

He is survived by his wife Isabella Krippner of Kimball; children Susan (and James) Keane of Hopkins, Matthew (and Ellen) Krippner of Marty, Louis Krippner of St. Cloud, Michael (and Kathy) Krippner of Farmington, Jane (and Bob Fladung) of St. Michael, Emily (and Nick Fernholz) of Foley, Helen Wilfehrt of St. Cloud, Katherine (and Scott) Adams of Rice, Don (and Eva) Krippner of Sartell, Francis (and Shelly) Krippner of Marty, Dorothy (and Pat) Kuechle of Sauk Rapids, Teresa (and Gary) Linn of Watkins, Lois (and Tim) Schindler of St. Michael; 38 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Arnold and Irene Krippner of Richfield.

Organist for the service will be James Keane and Cantors are Rachel Krippner and Helen Krippner. Cross Bearer will be Nate Schindler. Casket bearers are Joe Krippner, Jake Flandung, Ted Fernholz, Dan Adams, Mickie Krippner, and Kevin Kuechle.