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Jean Byron Thibodeaux, age 79, of Buffalo and formerly of Fridley and Brooklyn Park, MN.  Jean went into the arms of his beloved wife and daughter, “Topper” and Brenda on September 4, 2023 at 6:00 AM.

He was born in Minneapolis on February 4, 1944 the son of Jean B. and Clarice M. (Robbins) Thibodeaux.

Jean honorably served his country in the United States Air Force.  He was a former detention Deputy at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department.  Jean practiced Martial Arts for twenty years.  He enjoyed archery, beads, singing and playing the guitar.

Survived by a son Marc Jon (Misty) Thibodeaux, five grandsons Stephen and Alexander Thibodeaux, Cullen, Noah and Ian Varhol; sisters “Cookie”, “Nan” and “Gay”; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his loving wife Margaret “Topper”, a daughter Brenda J. Thibodeaux, siblings Shelly and Marc.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 1:00 PM at The Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE, Buffalo.  A visitation will be held at the funeral home, 119 Central Avenue, Buffalo, on Friday, September 8, 2023 from  5:00 -8:00 PM.


8 Guestbook Entries

  1. David P

    I liked your father, he was always friendly towards me, talked with me when i saw him, and just overall great man in my eyes.

    He is now at peace, living back with your mother and sister. All 3, are now looking down upon you and helping you through this trying time and looking out for you and your family.

  2. Michele Combs

    So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. I’ll remember him fondly for all the music and joy he brought to the ukulele club! My sympathy and prayers to your family.

  3. Mary Meline

    I will miss Jean! We were in the contemporary choir at St Als for years. So many memories! Crazy times on cruises and camping in Monticello. Hundreds of meals after Sat Mass! Campfires and guitars! Oh yeah! See you around the heavenly fire, dear friend!❤️

  4. Gabrielle Tetreault

    My dearest big brother! I loved your sense of humor and your gift for putting people at ease. You gave of your time generously to those less fortunate by singing to them, and bringing a little joy to their day. Your song, “duck tape” and “old peoples love “ will always stay in my heart. I will plan on singing them for others so it won’t be forgotten. Rest in peace my dear brother say hi to all the loving family that went before you. ❤️

  5. Jason Berreth

    Jean “Jeano” was a terrific human being. He got me started playing guitar in front of people and was so fun to talk to and work with. He was loved by his coworkers at HCSO and will be missed. Even though I have not seen him for a few years he made a great impact on me.

  6. Vicki Saxe Berg

    Losing a parent is so hard, no matter your age. I’ve known your Dad (& your Mom) since we were growing up. I’m Butch’s cousin. Your Dad, Butch, John, Bev, Cathy, me & later your Mom, my husband, Scott & Jackie all hung out together. My husband got to know your Dad after all of us had gotten married. When I told him that your Dad had died, he said he always liked your Dad & thought he was a great guy. I would add to that how kind, funny & sweet he was. I hope you & your family are finding some peace.

  7. Nanette Griffith

    I will miss being able to call you and talk on the phone. You have always found the humor in everything. Always an understanding and wonderful listener. You have always been a great brother. I will miss you terribly. Love to you and the family with you.

  8. Vicki Saxe Berg

    Marc & family – Losing a parent is so hard. I’ve known your Dad since we were growing up. I’m Butch’s cousin & your Dad, Butch, John, me, (& after we had all gotten married) your Mom, Jackie, & Carolyn) all hung out together. When I told my husband that your Dad had died, he mentioned that he always liked your Dad because he was just a great guy. I would add to that how kind, funny & sweet he was. Hoping you & your family find peace.


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