Celebrating the life of Donald Lee Bridgeman, Sr.
Be the first to share your favorite memory, photo or story of Donald . This memorial page is dedicated for family, friends and future generations to celebrate the life of their loved one.
We ask on behalf of the family that you keep your comments uplifting and appropriate to help all who come here to find comfort and healing.
A Graveside Service will be held Monday, June 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., in the St. Clair Township Cemetery of Ute, Iowa. Father Richard D. Ball will officiate. Military Rites will be conducted by the Aaby Post No. 442 of the American Legion and VFW Post No. 5605. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Ute, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Donald Bridgeman Sr., one of five sons born to Charles and Elsie (Hayes) Bridgeman, was born on July 10, 1933. He attended country school. Donald joined the United States Air Force in 1952 and served in Gallup, New Mexico until 1955. He met Vivian Sedillos, and in 1954, they were united in marriage. To this union four children were born: Donna, Barbara, Charles, and Donald Jr. They moved back to Ute, IA, in 1972 after Vivian passed due to illness.
Donald worked for Godbersen-Smith Bridge Construction with his brothers and was a very hard working man. He also enjoyed his family.
Those left to cherish his memory include his children Donna Lane, Barbara (Mark) Haase, Charles (Bonnie) Bridgeman and Donald Bridgeman Jr.; grandchildren: Carmen Miguel, Keri Lane, Dustin Lane, Adam Haase, Jacob Haase, Katie (Jess) Huisinga, Anthony (Sabrina) Bridgeman, Natasha (Chip) Bradford, Logan (Shelby) Bridgeman, and Killian Bridgeman; great-grandchildren: Isabella, Ethan, Brendan, Nolan, Briar, Carter, Anna, Kameron, Emma, Hale, Cambree, Piper; last surviving brother Verlin “Butch” Bridgeman; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and good friends.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Elsie Bridgeman; wives Vivian Bridgeman and Alice McCall Bridgeman; three brothers Bernard “Whitey” Bridgeman, Robert “Bob” Bridgeman and Willard “Red” Bridgeman.