Theodore Brightman Obituary

Theodore J. Brightman
Theodore J. "Ted" Brightman
Theodore J. Brightman

May 5, 2005
Born in Kansas City, MO
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Theodore J. "Ted" Brightman, died Thursday, May 5, 2005. He was 77. Ted was born in Kansas City, MO and lived most of his life in Des Moines. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School and Drake University, and had done graduate work at both Drake Law School and Iowa State. He was retired. Ted served in the US Army and later in the US Marine Corps.

Ted was a life-long learner. After his retirement, he studied Astrology, the Spanish language and culture, and computer technology. He became proficient in each of these pursuits. He was an avid reader.

Ted is survived by his wife, Corinne; sons, Ted Jr. (Mindy), John (Julia), and Patrick (Renee), all of Des Moines; daughters, Martha and Dorothy, both of Des Moines and Ann of Hannibal, MO. He is also survived by grandchildren, Paul (Rebecca), Jacob, Jamie, Dan, Julie, Jessica, Chelsea, Cori, Rosemary, Michael, Ted, Megan, Mary, Laura, and Sumir; great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Gabe, Jamal, Avery, Seth, and Javell; sister-in-law, Marilyn; and sister, Kathryn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Dorothy Brightman; his brother, Martin Jr.; sister, Ruth Tiernan; and a brother, William in infancy, as well as his parents-in- law, Jack and Helen Rossiter.

The body has been donated to Des Moines University. A memorial service will be held at a later date as a tree dedication, which had been his wish.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Des Moines Public Library, Des Monies Lincoln High School or any school of the donors choice. The family mailing address is PO Box 30087, Des Moines, Ia 50310.




Funeral Home
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312


Des Moines Public Library
100 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Lincoln High School
2600 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50315