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Brian John Tibbetts

Brian John Tibbetts

Born: Thu., May 23, 1963

Died: Tue., Apr. 8, 2014

Brian John Tibbetts, 50, of Minneapolis, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Minneapolis.

He was born on May 23, 1963 in Sana Monica, CA the son of Franklin, Sr. and June (Donnell) Tibbetts.

Brian and his family moved from California to Ball Club. He grew up in the Ball Club area and later moved to Minneapolis where he lived until his passing. During his life, Brian was a very good hoop dancer who was well known. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, visiting with his friends, and watching sports on t.v. Brian was a huge Vikings fan. His kindness filtered down to include his animals. His favorites were a ferret named Chico and a cat named Smokey.

The family that Brian joins includes his mother June; father Franklin, and one sister Diane Tibbetts.

Those he leaves to cherish his memory are his son; Brian (Deonne) Tibbetts, Jr. of Lake Andes, SD, daughters; Diane (Chris) Staples of Cass Lake, and Rachael (Chuck) Staples of Milaca, brothers; Richard (Patsy) Wilson of Walker, and Franklin Tibbetts, Jr. of Walker, sisters; Winona (Eugene) Tibbetts-Hernandes of Marty, SD, Brenda Tibbetts of St. Paul, and Cindy Bebeau of Deer River, 11 grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

A wake service for Brian will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Little Earth Gymnasium in Minneapolis. His visitation will be moved to Ball Club Community Center on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and will continue until the 12:00 p.m. service on Monday also held at Ball Club Community Center. Interment for Brian will be held in the Fairbanks Cemetery in Ball Club following the service on Monday.

Brain’s care has been entrusted to the Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be given at


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