Crivitz, Wis. - Donald Alfred Bright, 76, of Crivitz, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at his home.
He was born Nov. 20, 1937, in Marinette, Wis., son of Harvey and Jeanette (Beech) Bright. Don grew up in Amberg, Wis. He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He married the former Marian Arrowood Ryan in 1983 in Marinette.
As a young child Don would sit under a tree and watch the semi-trucks go by and said someday that is what I am going to be; and Don became a truck driver and drove for more than 40 years.
Surviving are his wife Marian Bright of Crivitz; son, Donald Bright of Defiance, Ohio; sisters, Nanc y Bright of Crivitz, Alice Smith of Fond du Lac, Wis., Bonnie (Harlan) Patefield of Grand Chute, Wis., Doris (Gilbert) Bradtmueller of Fort Wayne, Ind.; sisters-in-law, Joyce, Jerene, and Mary Bright; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four stepchildren, Jeff (Patti) Ryan of Pinehurst, N.C., Mike (Susan Jacobs) Ryan of Iron Mountain, David (Jennifer) Ryan of Dallas, Texas, Kelly (Jesse Richer) Ryan of Kingsford; seven step-grandchildren; four step-great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents; 10 siblings, Harold, Richard "Dick," Dennis "Jim," Gerald, Robert Bright, Edna Belongie, Patricia Christianson, Betty larson, Faye Rucks, and Verna Boatman.
Don's family would like to thank Unity Hospice for there kind and compassionate service.
Per Don's request, a graveside service will be held on Friday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. at Dickinson County Memorial Gardens in Iron Mountain.
The Jacobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may sign Don's guest book or send condolences at www.jacobsonfuneralhome.com