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Isabella Krippner, 86

Isabella Krippner of Kimball died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Hilltop Care Center in Watkins. She was 86.

Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 2, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Marty. Visitation was Sunday from 4-8 p.m., and Monday from 9-10 a.m. at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. A Rosary was prayed at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home followed by parish prayers at 5 p.m. Interment was in the Holy Cross Cemetery.

Isabella E. Krippner was born to Edward and Catherine (Rausch) Rossmann Sept. 28, 1924, at St. Nicholas, Minn. She was united in marriage June 25, 1946, to Joseph N. Krippner at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in St. Nicholas. They farmed in Maine Prairie Township before retiring in 1982. Joseph Krippner died July 15, 2010.

Isabella was a long-time member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Marty, and was active with the Christian Mothers, Mission Group, and the Catholic Aid Association. She was dedicated to the Holy Cross Parish and School, and was a Patron of Mary, Rosary and Adoration. She had a deep love and compassion for all children.

Isabella was an accomplished quilter, seamstress, and master gardener. She enjoyed playing cards and fishing, and most of all, spending time with her family.

Isabella was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joseph; children Joseph, Linus, and Virgene; brothers Edwin, Gilbert, and Vernon Rossmann; sisters Bernadine Hennen, Erma Denn, Jeanette Apman and Kathleen Neu.

She is survived by her 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 23 great-grandchildren; sisters Mary Hennen of Morton, Lucille Neis of Coon Rapids, Helen (and John) Pollard of Mt. Vernon, S.D.; sisters-in-law Sally Rossmann of Cold Spring, and Donna Rossmann of St. Cloud.

Organist was James Keane. Cantors were Kathy Keane and Ryan O'Neill. Cross bearer was Jacob Fladung and Mass servers were Andrew and Thomas Linn. Casket bearers were Paul Krippner, Anthony Fernholz, Kyle Kuechle, John Fladung, Daniel Adams, and Mark Krippner. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.