The Rev. Edward Brown will officiate and burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Hammond.
Mr. Brightwell died at his home on Jan. 13. He is survived by his daughter LaRetha Pierce of Morton Grove, Ill., three grandchildren, a sister, Becky Howard of Eddyville, two brothers: Harold Brightwell and Wayne Brightwell of St. John, Ind. and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Brasher Brightwell; one son, Billy Brightwell; and a brother, Charles Brightwell. His parents were C.O. and Irene Brightwell.
Mr. Brightwell was retired from Inland Steel Co. and a member of the Hammond Mohawks.
Friends are invited to meet with the family tonight, Jan.16, at Bocken Funeral Home today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information visit www.bockenfunerals.com.