Obituary: Mark Raymond Brighton (9/3/21)

Mark Raymond Brighton, age 58 of Marcus, Iowa, handed away Saturday, August 28, 2021 at his house in Marcus. Funeral expert services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, September 3, 2021 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Pastor Travis Stevick will officiate. Burial will be at the Newell Cemetery in Newell, IA. Visitation will acquire area at the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus commencing at 4:00 pm with the household current from 5:00 to 7:00. In lieu of flowers, the family members requests that memorials be produced in Mark’s identify where by a part will be used for faculty associated assignments that had been dear to him. The Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus is assisting the loved ones with preparations. On the web condolences may be sent to the family members at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.

Mark Raymond Brighton, the son of Rev. George and Norma (Johnsen) Brighton, was born on December 17, 1962 in Belmond, IA. He graduated from Graettinger High Faculty in Graettinger, IA. In 1987 he graduated from Westmar Faculty with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education and Elementary Training. He later on graduated from Drake University with a Master of Science in Instructional Administration in 1995.

Training and coaching were being Mark’s everyday living. He began instructing at Meriden-Cleghorn University in 1987 and continued to educate by the consolidation with Marcus in 1993 and Remsen Union in 2016. He commenced as a actual physical education and learning instructor. Around the years, he also served as a looking through and spelling teacher, well being trainer, and junior substantial athletic director. Mark was an teacher for Northwest AEA and an adjunct professor at Morningside School. He retired from Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn-Remsen-Union in Could 2020.

Mark was a proficient coach, referee and umpire. Above his very long career, he attained numerous honors and accolades which include the Iowa Center University Athletic Director Of The 12 months multiple occasions, 1A District Mentor Of The Calendar year various periods and was inducted into the 2021 IHSADA Hall of Fame. Mark spent quite a few yrs umpiring superior school/school softball as effectively as refereeing substantial college volleyball and basketball. Mark was honored to be preferred to umpire the Iowa Ladies Substantial School State Softball Match for a lot more than 10 decades consecutively. He also built a number of appearances in the Iowa Girls Significant School State Volleyball Match.

Mark was united in relationship to Amy Hupke. Collectively, they had been blessed with two youngsters, Laura and Kyle.

He attended the Higher education Planet Series and at the very least 1 Minnesota Twins baseball video game every single 12 months. He cherished all sporting activities, and it would be usual for him to be viewing and holding track of multiple video games at the similar time. He was an avid Minnesota Twins, Vikings, and Iowa Hawkeyes admirer. He was recognised to have stockpiles of Snickers sweet bars in his freezer alongside with a great deal of Coke in a can in the fridge. Most of all, Mark appreciated every single minute used following his kids via university. His children were his everything.

Mark was preceded in dying by his dad and mom, Rev. George and Norma Brighton and his brother-in-law, Jeff Brebner.

He will be lovingly remembered by his kids, Laura Brighton and boyfriend, Colin Hartman of Sioux City, and Kyle Brighton of Hinton brother, David (Becky) Brighton of Marion sister, Marcia Brebner of Newell two nephews, Kolin (Nicole) Brighton of Cedar Rapids, and Zachary Brebner of Urbandale two nieces, Valerea Brebner-Ehrhardt (Jon) of Sac Town and Katie Legue (Eric) of Vinton alongside with a lot of other family members and good friends.