April 29, 1928 - November 16, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 20, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Firmin S. Krupa, age 87, of St. Joseph who passed away peacefully on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Burial will take place in the Parish Cemetery.

Family and friends may call after 10:00 a.m. on Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church’s Heritage Hall in St. Joseph. Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph.

Firmin was born on April 29, 1928 to Stanley and Mary (Wagner) Krupa near St. Francis, Minnesota. He spent his early years helping on the family farm and was active in the St. Francis Church choir and played drums in the band. He married Magdalen (Walz) Krupa on February 23, 1963 and was a beloved husband of 52 years. He worked for the Upsala High School and was a dedicated employee for 34 years as Chief Engineer at the St. Cloud Technical College.

He was a loving and gentle father to his children who he worked hard to provide for. He spent many hours working to build a beautiful home for his family. He enjoyed having a hobby farm, gardening and loved the outdoors. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Firmin was cherished by his family and he will be deeply missed.

In addition to his loving wife, Magdalen, Firmin is survived by his children, Barb (Terry) Kantor, David Krupa and Tammy (Mark) Schroden; grandchildren, Kaela (Ryan) Rindahl, Stephanie (Andy) Stellmach, John Kantor, Nicole Kantor, Anthony Kantor, Casper Kantor, Christopher Kantor, Jacinta Kantor, and Rebecca Schroden; and many nieces and nephews.

Firmin was preceded in death by his parents; son, Douglas; brothers, Herbert Krupa and Lester Krupa; sisters, Lillian Hoppe, Dorine Hoppe and Irene Notch.