On January 26, 1933, LaVerne Tibbetts and his twin sister LaVaye were born in Huron, South Dakota to Donald and Ruth (Clement) Tibbetts. On November 16th God reunited LaVerne with his family.
Vern spent most of his youth in Bancroft, South Dakota, and graduated in 1952 from Bancroft High School.
Vern married Twila Farmer in Iroquois, South Dakota on June 7, 1953. The couple were blessed with four children; Jerry, Linda, Roxanne, and Peggy.
In 1959 they moved to Blue Earth, Minnesota, where Vern worked for Pooley’s scrap Iron, and then Telex Communication for 27 years.
Tibby was an avid sports fan, whether participation or watching. He played basketball, baseball, and was also involved in trap shooting and bowling. He was an avid outdoorsman that loved to fish and hunt.
Vern and Twila spent 30 years enjoying and entertaining at their lake home on Upper Whitefish in Northern Minnesota.
He also enjoyed playing poker on Wednesday’s with his buddies.
Vern was an active member at Trinity Lutheran church, serving as a trustee, and usher. He was also on the Blue Earth Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years and served as Chief until retirement.
He is survived by his wife Twila of 68 years; son Jerry of San Diego, California; daughters, Linda Bromeland of Blue Earth, Peggy (Perry) Olson of Blue Earth; grandchildren, Michelle (Denny) Davis and son Joey of Morganton, North Carolina, Amanda Rick and daughters Kylee and Isabella of Clearwater, MN, Brandi Jo (Jeremy) Jacobsen and son Kohl of Winnebago, MN, Travis (Danielle) Olson and daughters Reese and Rylee, of Blue Earth, MN, Ryan (Vanessa) Bromeland, and children Brady, Hayden, and Harper of Delavan, MN, Tyler Bromeland of Blue Earth, MN; sister, Charlene (Dwayne LaFave) Daniko of DeSmet, SD; sister in law, Brenda Tibbetts, of Sioux Falls, SD; aunt, Odella Tibbetts of Mesa, AZ; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Vern is preceded into death by his daughter, Roxanne Potter; parents, Donald and Ruth; twin sister, LaVaye; sister, Margie; and brothers, Craig and Don; brothers in law, Lowell, Wilbur, Alvin and Ernie; sisters in law, Dolly, Darlene, and Bonnie.