Don Browning

PRINCETON -- Don S. Browning, 63, of Princeton died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, in the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Born May 25, 1940, in Kewanee to Glenn L. and Dorothy V. (Doll) Browning, he married Mary Taylor in 1960. They divorced. He later married Yvonne Eckhardt Dec. 27, 2001. She survives.

He was a 1962 graduate of the University of Illinois and a 1971 graduate of the Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking. He was a certified public accountant for Price Waterhouse in Peoria. He had been vice president of Illinois National Bank in Springfield, and had served as director of Princeton National Bank Corp. and Citizens First National Bank.

He had been a franchised Ford-Lincoln-Mercury dealer in Princeton since 1977. In 1985 he acquired Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge franchises.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Princeton, Princeton Rotary Club, Princeton Elks Lodge 1461, Princeton Game and Fish Club and Bureau County Humane Society.

He was past chairman of IADA serving in 1993. He had been a member of the IADA Board of Directors since 1986 and had previously served as chairman of the CAR of Illinois Fundraising Committee, chairman of the finance committee, treasurer, vice president and chairman-elect. He also was the president of the Illinois Dealers Life Insurance Company. He also was a member of the Illinois/Iowa Ford Dealers Advertising Board from 1992 to 1998, serving as chairman from 1995 to 1997.

Survivors include one son, Timothy (Robin) Browning of Zionsville, Ind.; two stepsons, Kevin (Anna) McShane of Chandler, Ariz., and Michael (Stacey) McShane of Jacksonville, Fla.; his father of Princeton; two sisters, Kay Browning of Princeton and Sarah (David) Butler of Town and Country, Mo.; three grandchildren, Taylor Browning, Alexandra Browning and Maxwell Browning; and one stepgrandson, Thomas McShane.

He was preceded in death by his mother and one son, Christopher Browning.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the First United Methodist Church, Princeton, with the Rev. Dr. James Galbreath officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Princeton.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton.

Memorials may be directed to Friends of Strays or the Bureau County Humane Society.

(Bureau County Republican, Nov. 26, 2003, submitted by Janine Crandell)




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