Brian David Gibson

Brian David Gibson, 64, of Ankeny died Monday April 15, 2024. He was born on December 2, 1959 in Burlington, the son of David and Sandra (Hofmann) Gibson.

He was a 1978 graduate of New London High School, where he was class valedictorian.  He attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids and earned a BA in Economics in 1982. He did graduate work at Iowa State University, where he pursued a doctorate degree in Economics.

He worked at Principal Real Estate Investors in Des Moines. He also was an official scorer for the Iowa Cubs from 2002-2011. He spent many years officiating high school football and basketball games, as well as umpiring baseball games in the Des Moines area.

In his younger years, he enjoyed playing men’s fastpitch softball for the Lowell Rattlers. He enjoyed playing golf and always looked forward to the annual mini-golf tournament with the NLPPPA (New London Professional Putt-Putt Association). He also enjoyed playing fantasy baseball.

He is survived by his mother, Sandra (Hofmann) Dunn of Marion; two brothers, Greg Gibson of Burlington and Steve (Chris) Gibson of Tiffin; one sister, Julie Decker of Marion; step-sister Machele MacDowell of Nashville, Tennessee; step-brother Ken (Beth) Dunn of Dyersburg, Tennessee; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father.

A visitation for Brian will be held at Elliott Chapel in New London on May 4 from 1:00-3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the New London Athletic Booster Club would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be left at