Rick Browning, age 67, passed away at St. Mary’s in Rochester, MN. on June 17, 2023.
Rick was born to John and Margaret Browning in Mankato, MN, on February 4, 1956. He was raised in Kasota and educated in St. Peter. Rick then graduated in 1974 from St. Peter High School. Rick earned his culinary degree from Mankato State College. He was a manager at Happy Chef on 169 and worked at Spartech Plastics. Rick was a member of the Jaycees and was an avid lover of sports. He spent his time as an umpire and refereeing various local sports events. He later moved to Chicago to work in his brother’s news agency.
Due to health reasons, he moved back to Mankato, MN. in 2011. Rick was a collector of Sci-Fi fan memorabilia and Conan magazines. He enjoyed spending time with family, taking his nieces and nephews to movies, and playing video games. Rick’s last place of residence was in Waseca. A special thank you to the staff in the Intensive Care Unit of St. Mary’s Hospital for their compassionate Comfort Care during his last days.
Rick is survived by his brothers: Howard Browning, Duane (Suzanne) Browning, Daniel Browning, Raymond (Karen) Browning, and Jim Browning; his sisters: Ada Laska and Norine (Paul Ristau) Browning. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nadine Browning; brother-in-law, Duff Laska; sister-in-law, Lisa Browning; nephew Logan Browning; and his beloved dog Winston.
Services will be held Friday, July 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dennis-Steffel-Omtvedt Funeral and Cremation Service in Janesville with visitation one hour before. The burial will follow at Pilgrim’s Rest in Mankato.