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Dale Edward Browning, 78, Kokomo, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at St. Vincent Kokomo. He was born Jan. 3, 1939, in Galveston, to the late Floyd Ross and Opal Marie (Vaughn) Browning. He married Leona (Thomas) Browning on Nov. 26, 1970, and she survives.
Dale was the owner and operator of Browning Plumbing and Heating in Kokomo. After he retired from his business, Dale went on to work for Chrysler Corp. as a skilled trades pipefitter and officially retired in 2001. He enjoyed hunting, wood-working and playing his harmonica. He was a member of New Life Church.
Surviving are his loving wife of 46 years, Leona; four sons, Steven (Linda) Browning, Peru, Jerry Browning, Patrick (Jenni) Browning, Noblesville, and Ronald (Michelle) Browning, Carmel; daughter, Pam Browning, Peru; stepson, Robert (LeeAnn) Hester, Peru; 16 grandchildren, Trisha (Tom) Robbins, Jamie (Fred) Ross, Jan (Dave) Hoover, Jeremy Browning, Alyssa Browning, Angel Butzin, Niky Clark, Jeff Browning, Kearston Browning, Kinsey Browning, Kassidy Browning, Logan Browning, Ryan Hester, Nick Hester, Zachary Browning and Emily Browning; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by stepson, Randy Hester; two grandchildren, Trevon Browning and Cory Hester; two sisters, Sharon Fewell and Karen Stineson; and two brothers, Jack Browning and Ronald Browning.
A funeral service will be at noon Saturday, March 25, 2017, at New Life Church, 1803 E. Vaile Ave., Kokomo, with Pastor Steve Eckart officiating. The family will have a time of visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday, also at the church. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden.
You are invited to read Dale's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com, where you may share an online condolence. Ellers Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Published on March 23, 2017
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