Louis "Lou" T. Philippi

January 5, 1927June 8, 2018

Louis "Lou" T. Philippi, age 91, of Northglenn, Colorado passed away in Arvada, Colorado on Friday, June 8, 2018. Lou was born January 5, 1927 in Bruning, Nebraska. It is there, in Nebraska, that Lou had fell in love with and married, Charlotte R. McVay. Throughout the years they built a beautiful family with three children: Michael, Rick, and Madelyn Philippi. Adding to the joy of his life are Lou's sister, Helen Willet and his grandchildren: Jennifer Philippi, Brian Philippi, Erin Johnson, Lance Philippi, Amanda Murphy, and Kimberlie Baum. Continuing on Lou's memory are his great grandchildren: Ashlea Johnson, Conner Johnson, Jamie Johnson, Amber Baum, Sarah Baum, Mikayla Stutts, Emma Stutts, Dylan Philippi, Alexa Philippi, and Derek Philippi. Lou is preceded in death by his: beloved wife, Charlotte Philippi; his parents, Theodore & Olga Philippi; and his sister Orlene Cornell.

Lou served in the United States Navy during WWII, an endeavor that he was honored and proud of, holding dear to his heart until his passing. He was also, an avid ham radio operator, a hobby that he quite enjoyed extensively for many years.

A visitation will be held Friday, June 15, 2018 from 4 to 6pm at the Olinger Highland Mortuary located at 10201 Grant Street in Thornton, Colorado. A memorial service is to be held Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11:00am at the Christian Church of Broomfield located at 1572, 12601 Sheridan Boulevard in Broomfield, Colorado.

Fond memories of Lou and expressions of sympathy for his family may be shared at the guest book below.


  • Visitation Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 16, 2018

Louis "Lou" T. Philippi

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Cindy Valdez

June 13, 2018

About 15 years ago during a Father's Day service at CCB, the pastor asked those of us who had lost our father to pick a man they respected in the congragation to step into that place for that service. I turned around and there was a parting of the people that put Lou straight into my path about 20 yards away. He was looking right at me. I had known him a little before that day, but I was drawn to him. He graciously accepted my request for him to be my father that day. He accepted and gave me a huge hug. From that day on until I left CCB he was me dad. I loved him. He was special and it was my honor to have known him. May he rest in Christ's arms in peace.

Rhonda Aldrich

June 12, 2018

I loved seeing Lou at church and getting a big smile and a hug from him, I am going to miss telling him that I love him!!!