Mirabelle Winter Philippi, age 8 months

Mirabelle Winter Philippi

St. Cloud
August 16, 2016 – April 21, 2017

A gathering of friends and family will be from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 at the Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond, MN for Mirabelle W. Philippi.  A private service will follow.  Mirabelle died Friday at the University of MN Children’s Hospital in the arms of her loving parents.

Mirabelle was born in St. Cloud, MN to Morgan and Melissa (Winter) Philippi.  She was born with a rare genetic disorder called Zellweger Syndrome.  Despite her medical challenges, she was full of life and personality.  Mirabelle easily connected with all those who she came in contact with.  People were drawn to her courageous and feisty personality.  She was a fun-loving fashionista.  Those who loved her were shown to appreciate life and live every day to its fullest.

Mirabelle loved baths, swimming, wagon rides, and going hiking in the Quarries.  Her parents brought her on many adventures and made sure to laugh and be goofy with her every day.  Tummy time and early mornings by the fireplace with mom; dancing and late nights in front of the computer with dad, will forever be remembered. 

Survivors include her parents, Morgan and Melissa; grandparents, Jack and Margie Winter, Janelle Philippi, Ron (Cheryl) Philippi; great-grandparents, Jerome and Kathleen Nohner, Shirley Dickison, Theresa Philippi; Uncles and Aunts, Corey (Chelsey) Winter, Matthew (DC) Philippi, Luke Philippi, Nick (Brittany) Philippi, Pete (Ashley) Philippi; cousins, Carter, Collin, Cienna Winter and Harrison Philippi.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Alvin and Janell Winter, Verlan Dickison, Peter Philippi.

She defied many odds in her life – we were lucky for every day we were blessed with our little angel.  Morgan and Melissa would like to extend their appreciation for all those who loved and cared for Mirabelle.  Your support is so very much appreciated.