Mary A. Browning, 70, of Mina, SD, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.
Memorial Service is 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Ave. NW, Aberdeen, with Pastor Rhia Strohm from Bethlehem Lutheran Church officiating.
Mary’s wishes were to be cremated and burial will be at Warner Township Cemetery at a later date. A time of Fellowship and luncheon will follow the service at Schriver’s Memorial Fellowship Center.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign her online guestbook and also view her service live at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Visitation is 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday and continues one hour before the service all at the funeral home.
Mary Ann Gilman was born to David and Catherine (Fey) Gilman on February 18, 1951 in Kingsport, Tennessee. She grew up in Ohio and later moved to South Dakota in 1968. She graduated from Northwestern High School.
She worked at Kessler’s in Aberdeen for many years. After a career change, she began working as a Jailor for the Brown County Sheriff’s Department. She later became a dispatcher for the Sheriff’s Department where she was employed for over twenty years until she retired.
She met Jack Alan Browning and was united in marriage on July 10, 1993 in Mina, South Dakota. After retiring she continued to work part time at Marlins Restaurant in Aberdeen.
When she wasn’t busy working and spending time with her family, she enjoyed playing horseshoes, shuffleboard, going bowling, and playing solitaire. Every week she treated herself to get her nails done which she enjoyed very much.
Grateful for having shared Mary’s life are her husband, Jack Browning of Mina; five children: Steve (Karen) Flamming, Ray (Jennifer) Jackson, Tammy (Devlin) Reasy, Rob (Shanna) Jackson and Sheryl (Ryan) Kraft; step-children: Mike (Karen) Browning, Mark (Gigi) Browning and Becky (Matt) Flom; two sisters, Linda Taylor and Peggy (Jim) Robincheck; one brother, David (Marlene) Gilman; 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, one brother, one sister.
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