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Jack Browning

October 22, 1946 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Jack Browning Obituary

Jack Browning, 77, of Mina, SD, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2024, at Schriver's Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Matt Spoden of Bethlehem Lutheran Church officiating.

A time of fellowship and luncheon will follow the service at Schriver’s Memorial Fellowship Center.

Burial will be at the Warner Township Cemetery following lunch.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Feb 8, at the mortuary, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.  Visitation continues one hour before the service at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorials in Jack’s name be sent to Pheasants Forever at https://www.pheasantsforever.org/donations.aspx.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.schriversmemorial.com. Services will be live-streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SchriversMemorial.

Jack Alan Browning was born October 22, 1946, in Aberdeen, SD, to Meryl David and Catherine Irene (Mueller) Browning. He was raised on the family farm five miles south of Warner, SD, where he learned his meticulous work ethic and love for all things nature. Jack attended school in Warner and graduated with the Warner Class of 1964. Following graduation, Jack started his career at Hub City Iron as a machinist at the age of 18, where he continued working until retirement in 2014.

Jack married to Judy Rieck on June 12, 1964, and to this union, three beautiful children were born: Mike, Mark, and Becky.

Jack married Mary Ann Gilman on July 10, 1993, and he gained two stepchildren: Rob and Sheryl. The couple made their home in Mina, SD, where they were longtime residents. Mary passed away in 2021, and Jack continued to make Mina his home until the time of his passing.

Jack was an avid hunter of pheasant, duck, geese, and deer. He was very talented and knowledgeable of all things guns, and he especially loved shooting trap. He loved to make trips to the Missouri River to go fishing with his children, friends, relatives, or whoever wanted to go along and was well known for his Glastron Boat and the motor on it. He also enjoyed ice fishing. Jack was extremely proud of his vegetable garden; his absolute favorites were radishes, beets, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes.

Jack loved being at the lake, whether it was fishing, water skiing, or even tubing back in the day. Many fun summer memories were made at Mina Lake with friends and family over the years.

Jack was also a lifetime snowmobiler and raced them for several years. He was a dedicated supporter of Pheasants Forever and Ducks Unlimited, and a lifetime member of the Aberdeen Drift Busters Club. Jack spent his spare time playing softball, horseshoes, bowling, and going to trap league. On any given Sunday, you could find Jack supporting the Minnesota Twins and Vikings.

Grateful for having shared Jack’s life are his children: Mike (Karen) Browning of Rapid City, SD, Mark (Gigi) Browning of Mina, SD, and Becky (Matt) Flom of Westminster, MA; stepchildren: Rob (Shanna) Jackson and Sheryl (Ryan) Kraft; brother Dale Browning of Aberdeen, SD; sister, Shirley Bowden of Oregon; grandchildren: Stephanie Pittard, Jared Flom, Nathan Browning, Victoria Browning, and Morgan Browning; and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding Jack in death are his parents, Meryl and Catherine; and his wife, Mary Browning.

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