Brian Tripp

Hale, Michigan
October 30, 1963 - June 21, 2018


The visitation will take place on Monday June 25, 2018 from 4-8 PM and Tuesday June 26, 2018 from 10-11 AM at the Hale Chapel of Buresh Funeral Homes.

Service Location

Hale Chapel of Buresh Funeral Homes


The funeral will take place on Tuesday June 26, 2018 at 11 AM at the Hale Chapel of Buresh Funeral Homes.

Obituary Notice

Brian Lynne Tripp, age 54 of Hale, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 due to a motorcycle accident. He was born on October 30, 1963 in Flint, MI to William and Donna Tripp. He worked for Ferrellgas as a driver for 22 years. He also maintained the Woodlands Campground for the past 4 years. Brian enjoyed everything, but most of all, his family. His family was his life.

Brian is survived by his loving wife, Darlene Tripp of Hale; his parents, William and Donna Tripp of Oscoda; his brother, Rodney (Diane) Tripp of Oscoda; his three children, Shiela (Eric Groff) Wilson of Prescott, Aaron (Rachel) Ranger of Tawas City, and Scott (Kristie) Ranger of Hale; his grandchildren, Chelsie (Mark) Wilson, Riley (Dan) Thomsen, Justin (Kaytlyn) Cataline, Dominic Groff, Kristopher Franklin, Andrew Ranger, Shelby Ranger, Matt Archambault, Brook Archambault, and Emily Archambault; great grandchildren, Remington Thomsen, and Aurora Caraline; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and his best puppy Charlie.

A visitation will take place on Monday, June 25, 2018 from 4-8 PM at the Hale Chapel of Buresh Funeral Homes, with the funeral taking place on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 11 AM with a visitation an hour prior at the Hale Chapel of Buresh Funeral Homes. Condolences may be left for the family online at


So sorry to lose such a special cousin. He will be greatly missed by all. So sorry we can not attend.
— Fay and Bill Bennett
We are greatly saddened to hear of Brian's accident. Dar you and your family are in our prayers for strength to sustain you daily.
Our love,
Richard and Marilyn Hamilton
— Richard Hamilton
Brian - You had a way of bringing out the best in everyone around you. There wasn't a single time that I can recall that you didn't make me smile or laugh. You always had a joke to cheer someone up. I will cherish the times we had together, after work, drinking a beer and watching Dar work in the flower house or sitting around in the house eating popcorn or nachos and cheese. Seeing a Ferrellgas truck wont be the same without you in it. It was a joy as always seeing you at the NorEaster Music Festival and I am thankful that I was able to see and talk with you one last time before you left us. Rest in peace my friend. I love you and will miss you will all my heart and know that one day we will meet again and will get to see that smiling face again. Your friend forever. "Jeff"
— Jeffrey L Nichols
Dar and family, no words can express the sorrow we feel or give you enough comfort. Know that you are all in our prayers and we pray that the angels are watching over Brian and leading him to eternal rest in the arms of our Lord.
— Marcia Lesinski
Thinking of you, Dar, and your entire family. So sorry. Brian and all of you are loved by many. Brian will be greatly missed. Rick and Teri
— Rick and Teri Valent
Darlene, We have so much appreciated your's and Brian's hospitality and service at the Woodlands. We are just there in October for the Sr Leisure Camp but you and Brian have made a rich and lasting impression on us. Thank you so much. May the Lord cradle you and your family in his loving arms.
— Ken and Bonnie Colburn
We were so sorry to hear about Brian's death. He was such a wonderful person and a friend to all. He would come by to see us at carving. He was always so happy and nice to everyone !!! He will be missed greatly.
— Mary Ann & Bill Stephens
My condolences to everyone in the Tripp family. I’m so sorry that Brian was taken away at such a young age. I remember meeting him years ago and he was very polite and very nice. I know his nieces and nephew loved him dearly. He will be missed.
— Susan Kinnee
So very sad to hear about Brian's passing. Darlene and Charlie will need lots of support and hugs to get through this. Going to the Woodlands will never be the same without Brian and Charlie coming around to check on things and say HI to everyone. God Bless.
— Linda Hayes
So sorry to lose a great co-worker! You will be missed.
— Scott Davidson
I have so many fond memories of walking around Aunt Donna's and Uncle Bill's property as a kid all of us together Brian, Rodney, Buster and me.
Brian the last few years stopping in at work to see how I'm doing ment a lot to me. He will be greatly missed, my prayers go out to his whole family
Cousin Robbin
— Robbin Romp
My sincerest condolences go out to Brian's family and friends. I worked with Brian at Ferrellgas for many years. He really was an extraordinary man! He would give you the shirt off his back and was the salt of the earth. The kind of Man that all of us should strive to be. Honorable, honest, hardworking, great sense of humor and a man of integrity at same time he loved God, his wife and family. I never told him, but I always looked up to him and his work ethic. He did what was necessary to get things done and that is an attribute we should all strive for.
— Pat Kolb
My most heartfelt condolences to Brian's family and friends. I had the honor of meeting Brian at a few Ferrellgas events and his salt of the earth nature was undeniable. My thoughts and prayers of peace are being lifted up for everyone that knew Brian.
— Sarah Knight
Allen and I were so saddened to hear of Brian’s untimely death. We didn’t get to know him real well but he was a very kind man and would always say hi. May God strengthen you at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
— Diane philbrick
We're so very sorry about Brian, he'll be greatly missed. He was such a jokester and happy guy. Prayers for all.
Carl & Pat Boyd
— Patricia Boyd
My deepest sympathy to my friends Bill & Donna and their family on the loss of a dear one. My heart is saddened for you all.May God give you strength,comfort and peace at this difficult time.
— Judith Hauca -Grace Presbyterian Church -Oscoda
So very sorry for your loss!! Brian always made us laugh an feel welcome!! Our hearts hurt for you and your family!!
— Tim and Toni Moore
Dar, you have no idea how much you and your family meant to Jeff. You were his sanity when things got crazy and tough. You gave him sanctuary...a place to let down his guard and relax! Brian...what a guy! Who didn't love Brian? How could you NOT? What a goofball, and just the friend Jeff needed. I can't tell you how much it always meant to me that Jeff actually opened up and became friends with Brian. That is not something Jeff does often. He's a lone wolf, that one. Your family all made him feel at home. I hope Jeff and I enjoy many happy times together with you in the future, gf. Let's let Sheila drive though, k? lol Love you and if you need to talk, please call!
— Deana Nichols
Brian was a very nice and honored person. We always had a laugh when delivered propane He will be missed . I believe he was a marine thank you for your service
— Kenneth Macauley
Brian was such a nice guy, he and Dar lived to love life. We camped at the Woodlands when they first started caring for it a few years ago and he was a helpful and kind man. Condolences to his family.
— Megan
I was so sorry to hear of Brian's passing! He was always so pleasant every time I saw him at your greenhouse. He also delivered our gas and never hesitated to be friendly and talk with us.
Brian, Dar, and family are in my prayers.
— Mary Maclean
To the family of Brian Tripp, I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I have lost many loved ones in death and know the pain this causes. These Bible scriptures have comforted me: 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 says "God is a God of all comfort..."; Acts 24:15 mentions a resurrection. Death was not part of God's original plan, as Genesis 2:16,17 reasons. Revelation 21:3,4 says God will one day put an end to death, tears and pain. May this give you hope and comfort.
— Julie D.

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