The wake for Father Albert Krupp will begin with vespers at 3 p.m. Dec. 29 in St. Peter Church, 3501 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, and will continue until 7:30 p.m. Father Don Oleksiak will preside and Father Mike Williamson will be the homilist.
Bishop Martin Amos, retired bishop of Davenport, Iowa, will celebrate the funeral Mass for Father Krupp at 11 a.m. Dec. 30 at St. Peter Church. Father Bill Thaden will be the homilist.
Father Krupp died on Dec. 24, just two days after his 80th birthday.
He was the son of the late Gerald and Blanche Krupp. Father Krupp was educated at St. Mary School in Lorain, Borromeo Seminary, Wickliffe and Saint Mary Seminary in Cleveland. He was ordained to the priesthood for service to the Diocese of Cleveland on May 22, 1965 by Bishop Clarence Issenmann.
After ordination, Father Krupp was assigned to St. Angela Merici Parish as parochial vicar. He was transferred in 1968 to serve as spiritual director at the Pontifical College of the Josephinum Seminary in Worthington, Ohio. In August 1980, he returned to Cleveland and was assigned as parochial vicar of St. Joseph Parish in Strongsville. In November 1980, he was assigned as vicar coadjutor with the right of succession at St. Martin of Tours Parish, Maple Heights. Father Krupp was named pastor of St. Martin of Tours on March 9, 1981 and he served until he resigned in November 1992 to serve on the Cleveland Latin American Mission Team in El Salvador.
He returned to the diocese to receive an appointment as pastor of St. Agnes Parish, Elyria in November 2000. On Sept. 15, 2010, he was appointed delegate for senior priests. Father Krupp received permission to retire from active ministry on Dec. 31, 2014 with residence at St. Raphael Parish in Bay Village.
For the past three years, Father Krupp has been in residence at Regina Health Center. His love for people, especially the poor and marginalized, his humor, smile and faithful priestly witness touched the lives of many.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.