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George "Slim" Oliver Browning

June 13, 1930 ~ August 31, 2018 (age 88)
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George "Slim" Oliver Browning was born June 13, 1930 to Homer Eldon and Alice Margaret (Terwilliger) Browning in Imperial, Nebraska.  He passed away on August 31, 2018, at the age of 88, at the Regent Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Holyoke, Colorado. 

Slim graduated from Chase County High School in 1948.  Slim joined the Navy on December 30, 1950 and served until October 12, 1954.  He served during the Korean War on the USS Mount McKinley as a Damage Controlman. 

On January 6, 1957 Slim married Lawana Lou (Boller) Browning in Holyoke, Colorado and to this union a daughter Pam and a son, Richard were born.

Slim farmed for multiple parties, including family, and also farmed for himself.  He drove a fuel truck and worked in the elevator for Reimer-Smith Grain Company and worked in the elevator at Corn, Inc., he also worked at an upholstery shop.

Slim enjoyed hunting, fishing and dancing.  He loved to spend time and vacationing with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Slim was selected for the Honor Flight in May of 2017.  He had the privilege of visiting numerous memorials with fellow veterans in Washington, D.C. 

Slim was preceded in death by his parents Homer and Alice Browning; brother, Ralph L. Browning; sister Naomi F. Browning; brother, Glen E. Browning; sister, Alice Marie (Browning) Kubal and brother, Jack L. Browning. 

Slim is survived by his wife, Lawana L (Boller)  Browning of Holyoke, Colorado; daughter, Pam R. Dammann and husband, Frithjof "Fritz" of Colorado Springs, Colorado; son, Richard E. Browning and wife, Debra of Sterling, Colorado; Brother Charles “Chas” Browning of Imperial, Nebraska; sister Elsie (Browning) Coen of Holdredge, Nebraska; grandchildren, Mason J. Reed and wife, Tina of Kearney, Nebraska; Collette Shifflett and husband, Michael of Dickenson, North Dakota; Christopher Browning and wife, Amber of Ramona, California;  Courtney N. Dammann of Colorado Springs, Colorado; great grandchildren, Bryson, Natalie, Eythan, Elizabeth, Nova, Joshua, Sylus, Jackson and Avery along with many other relatives and friends. 

The funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Holyoke, Colorado with Pastor Al Strauss officiating.   Interment to follow at the Holyoke Cemetery.  Baucke Funeral Home directed the service. 

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