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Charles Brightwell

September 24, 1937 — April 20, 2014

Charles "Chuck" Dennis Brightwell, 76, of Creston passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his home in Creston. Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M., Friday, April 25, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St., Creston. Mary ORiley will officiate. A luncheon will be held at the funeral home following the service. Interment will be at 3:30 P.M. at the Nishnabotna Cemetery near Manilla, Iowa. Open Visitation will be from 1:00 8:00 P.M. Thursday, April 24. Family will receive friends from 6:00 8:00 P.M. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Cancer Center at Greater Regional Medical Center. On-line condolences may be left at Charles "Chuck" Dennis Brightwell, the only child of Charles Theodore and Doris Mildred (Fieght) Brightwell, was born in Des Moines, Iowa on September 24, 1937. Charles graduated from Des Moines Tech High School with the Class of 1955. On June 6, 1959, he married Lynne Grace Miller in Manilla, Iowa. 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, Iowa 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. Following retirement, Charles moved to Creston in June 2003. He worked part-time for OReilly Auto Parts and delivered parts to customers. Charles enjoyed camping and fishing. He liked tinkering with automobiles and could rebuild the motors and repair the body. Charles moved to Creston because of the ideal fishing and camping areas. Left to cherish Charles memory are his children: Dennis (Christina) Brightwell, Council Bluffs, IA; Doug (Benita) Brightwell, Creston; and Cynthia Brightwell, Council Bluffs, IA; and his six grandchildren: Kristopher, Mickeal, Kaitlin (fiance, Cory Dorsey), and Emma Brightwell; Amanda Palmer and Curtis Vrba. Preceding Charles in death were his parents and his wife, Lynne Grace in November, 2003.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center - Creston

809 West Montgomery Street, Creston, IA 50801

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