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Charles ‘Chuck’ Brightwell


Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:42 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:32 a.m. CDT

Charles “Chuck” Brightwell, 76, of Creston died April 20, 2014, at his home.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 25, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St. Mary O’Riley will officiate. Interment will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at Nishnabotna Cemetery near Manilla. Open visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Cancer Center at Greater Regional Medical Center. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

Charles “Chuck” Dennis Brightwell, son of Doris Mildred (Fieght) and Charles Theodore Brightwell, was born Sept. 24, 1937, in Des Moines.

Charles graduated from Des Moines Tech High School in 1955.

On June 6, 1959, Charles married Lynne Grace Miller in Manilla.

Charles and his family lived in Des Moines, and then moved to West Virginia in 1973. They returned to Iowa and lived in Dow City, Denison and Defiance, before moving to Creston.

Charles performed maintenance for several different companies, mostly in Des Moines. He worked in the meat packing industry in Denison for several years.

After retirement, Charles moved to Creston in June 2003. He worked part-time for O’Reilly Auto Parts and delivered parts to customers.

Charles is survived by his children, Dennis (Christina) Brightwell of Council Bluffs, Doug (Benita) Brightwell of Creston and Cynthia Brightwell of Council Bluffs; and grandchildren, Kristopher, Mickeal, Kaitlin (fiancé Cory Dorsey) and Emma Brightwell and Amanda Palmer and Curtis Vrba.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents and wife in November 2003.

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