OBITUARY

Idalia C Krippner

August 29, 1932June 9, 2021
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Idalia Compean Krippner, known as “My Chiquita” to her husband, Mom and “Little D” to her children, Idalia to her in-laws, “Yaya” to her 10 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren, Idalia to her siblings and friends, Aunt Idalia to her nieces and nephews, went home to rest with our Lord on June 9, 2021 at the age of 88.

Idalia was born in Laredo, Texas on August 29, 1932 to Belen Hilda Hernandez Compean and Jose Compean. Idalia was the sixth child out of ten children that were raised in the heart of downtown Houston, Texas in an environment surrounded by the sound of music as her Dad was a renowned professional violinist and music professor. Her Dad played professionally for the Houston Symphony along with 4 of her 6 brothers. All of the 10 children were trained with a musical instrument and Idalia’s selected for her by her Dad was the violin. She began playing and performing at the tender age of 4. Her father wanted her to attend a conservatory of music as he felt that as she was so extremely gifted and that her talent should be pursued. Idalia had her own plans which did not include this. After her high school education in May of 1948 at the early age of 16 from St. Agnes Academy of Houston she then went on to attend Business School and after completion she went to work and helped support the family. Unfortunately, her Mother, along with her maternal Grandmother, Fernanda Hernandez were killed in an automobile accident in January 1955 leaving behind Idalia’s Father and siblings including Idalia ages 22 – 8 years old that were still living at home. Idalia helped her Dad until she was married on June 2, 1956 to the love of her life Louis George Krippner. Idalia was very close to all her siblings and had a special place in her heart for her younger siblings as she felt responsible to help them in their lives any way she could even after she was married.

After Idalia was married, they went on to have four children; Eric, Theresa, Karl, and Curt. Idalia was a dedicated Christian and was passionate about raising her children with Christian values with a Catholic foundation and good work ethics. Idalia imparted to all her children the value of a good sense of humor, the importance of making family time a top priority, and the joy of traveling and celebrating life!

She will be missed and forever in the hearts of all who knew her before and after Alzheimer’s took over her mind and body. The family is very thankful to all the caregivers that helped her over the years, especially the caring ladies from the Martin House where she resided since September 15, 2019, until her passing.

Idalia is survived by her four children Eric George Krippner, Theresa K. Hall and husband John B. Hall, Karl Joseph Krippner and wife Laura M. Krippner, Curt Louis Krippner and wife Anna P. Krippner. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren: (Eric’s daughter) Arianna Konen, (Theresa’s children) Amber Hill, Dustin Hall, Nicole Brown, Sean Hall, (Karl’s children) Paige Krippner, Jake Krippner, Josh Krippner, (Curt’s children) Kyndall Krippner and Taylor Krippner and her 8 great grandchildren, (Amber’s children)Riley, Peyton and Isaiah Hill, (Dustin’s children) Jaxon and Evelyn,(Nicole’s children) Wesley, Cora and (Sean’s son) Peter. She is also survived by her younger sister, Belen Compean Diaz and her husband Ricky Diaz, her youngest brother, Armando Compean and his wife Ingez , as well as her sister-in-laws; Martha Krippner Daumas and Virginia Compean.

The family is at peace knowing she has gone home to rest in the arms of God and be reunited with her husband Louis George Krippner that passed away on October 16, 2019; her parents, Jose and Belen Compean, her sisters; Yolanda Forcade and Judith Compean Horno, and her brothers; Joe, Freddy, Robert, Carlos and Edward Compean as well as her dear in-laws Karl and Lucy Krippner, brother-in-law, Emilio Daumas, sister-in-laws; Eva Compean, Norma Compean, and Irma Compean, nieces; Laura Compean, Lisa Daumas Bishop, Gloria Guajardo, Martha Compean and nephew, Robert Compean Jr. and numerous extended family and friends.

Idalia Compean Krippner will have a funeral mass in her honor on Thursday, July 8th at Prince of Peace Catholic Church located at 19222 Tomball Parkway, Houston, Texas at 10:30a.m. The service will be followed by a “Celebration of Life” reception at the church hall from 11:30a.m.-1:30p.m. The immediate family will leave on or before that time to have a private burial service of Idalia’s ashes at the Houston National Cemetery.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers to the service to please donate to Alzheimer’s Texas @ www.txalz.org

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, July 8, 2021

  • Reception

    Thursday, July 8, 2021

Memories

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Mary Elizabeth Compean Saenz

July 8, 2021

Krippner Family.. i have some great memories with everyone.. from staying at your house as a child with Grandpa and growing up with my cousins .. also being with you all of many Celebrations during the Holidays. Especially the Music.. and i found this last pix we took.. Thank You for being exactly how you both were.. Much Love and Respect Forevermore.. Love you Tia & Tio! Elizabeth & family

Curt Krippner

July 1, 2021

This is such a great memory being with our grandparents, and our mom looking so pretty, after having four little brats. Haha! Love you mom!!

Taylor Krippner

July 1, 2021

When I was younger I always looked forward to Yaya playing the piano whenever she came over to our house. She would get up and play like it was second nature and I remember always being in awe and super jealous haha! Hearing the click of her gorgeous nails hit the keys was always one of my favorite sounds. Yaya was such a loving and tough lady and taught me the importance of respect growing up. Thank you for that. I'm sad that she is gone but happy she is in heaven now with Papa watching over us. God bless your soul Yaya. Love you forever :)

Natalie Guajardo

June 17, 2021

The occasions I remember being at my mother's dear Aunt Idalia and Uncle George's home really were always occasions. No matter how many people were there, it always felt like a big family gathering with food, music, games, and laughter. She played a major part as hostess in making those precious moments. I remember Aunt Idalia having a quick wit, sharp honesty, and joy whenever with her family. While I know our family feels her loss, we know that she is leaping and dancing with eternal glee in the full presence and love of Christ and our loved ones gone before us.

Con carino,
Natalie

Craig Miller

June 17, 2021

Mrs.Krippner was my second Mom. We could never get away with anything. She was a tough cookie but very loving. I will miss her beautiful smile and heart. Enjoy your new life with Mr. Krippner and family. Love Craig

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