Louis Edward Burno

November 6, 1937November 20, 2021

On Saturday, November 20, 2021, the Burno family lost their beloved husband, PaPa, dad, stepdad, grandpa, friend, and neighbor. Louis Burno was born in the Philippines. Upon high school graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force which brought him to work at Martin Marietta. After moving on to a highly successful career with Coors Brewing Company, one of America’s biggest beer makers for decades, he exceeded everyone’s expectations, excelling up the ladder to become a project manager. He retired with 31 years of dedicated service. Lou married Bonnie, the love of his life. They enjoyed 37 plus years of marriage. They enjoyed retirement by traveling and especially cruising worldwide with family and friends. They enjoyed their home and community dearly. He meticulously and purposefully designed their backyard with the addition of 300 tons of slate and boulders which he personally placed by hand. He was a car and sports enthusiast and loved tennis, bowling, golf, skeet shooting, archery, softball, and football. His favorite activity was at The Highland Games where he excelled at Tossing Cabers (telephone poles), Stone Put, Scottish Hammer Throw, Weight Over the Bar. Friends and members of the community are invited to join the Burno family for a Celebration of Life. Date and time are yet to be determined. Lou is survived by his loving wife Bonnie; daughter, Allison; son Cameron; Stepchildren; Michelle Penfold, Gary Kroeger, and Vicki Kroeger. He is also survived by his Grandchildren; Hawley Penfold, Abbie Britanyak, Randy Kroeger, Kelly Holland, Lindsay Singh, and countless extended family. All held him in the highest regard and loved him dearly. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity as he was passionate about so many deserving causes.

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Sheree Evans Metcalf

December 2, 2021

Lou is a wonderful man. I worked with him at Coors on many projects in Packaging. After we both retired and I would run into him and Bonnie in Golden, I will never forget his Bear hugs. Lou will be missed by all. Sending my sincere sympathy to Bonnie and his family, he touched alot of people's lives and hearts 💕.

My prayers 🙏 for the family, may he rest in peace.

Sheree Evans-Metcalf

Hawley Penfold

November 23, 2021

Grandpa Lou was special, he was the kind of guy that you walked into the room and you felt safe. He gave the best bear hugs and never ceased to make me laugh and feel special. I looked forward to every Christmas at Mount Vernon with him and Grandma Bonnie, it won't be Christmas without him. Even at Gaylord Rockies, he insisted on going on the snow slides with me again and again because he knew I liked it. He loved to laugh and was always up for something new, whether it be a pirate night at Lake Powell or celebrating my birthday with me at Casa Bonita. He always supported me and I will miss hearing him say "Well hello there". I'm grateful I got to hold his hand and be with him. I love you Grandpa Lou, this is not a goodbye but a see you later.
“Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch.”

Michelle Penfold

November 23, 2021

Oh such a life time of memories would take forever. Dad and Bonnie, Hawley and I went to the Gaylord of the Rockies and enjoyed ICE! We all went down the ice slides, enjoyed Dickens Village and the 3000 lbs of carved ICE! Danced with The Gingerbread man and made houses to eat. Marveled the Cirque show too!
Most magical Christmas ever!
Thank you!
Awe be a dirty bird!
Michelle your second daughter