PRINCETON — Glenn L. Browning, 99, of Princeton passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Colonial Rehab and Nursing Center in Princeton.
He was born Dec. 28, 1913, in Annawan to William "Pat" Browning and Sue (Boyd) Browning. He attended Annawan Schools and graduated from Western Illinois University, where he played baseball and received a degree in education. He married Dorothy Velma Doll on Aug. 5, 1939. She died on Aug. 5, 1990.
Glenn began his career as a teacher in a one-room school house in Annawan. In 1945 he opened a Ford car dealership in Bradford. He moved the dealership in 1964 to West Peru Street in Princeton. In 1969 he built a new building to house the dealership and the building still stands today. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Princeton. He was a referee for basketball and was involved with many community organizations and served as the 2004 grand marshal of the Homestead parade.
Glenn is survived by his children, Kay Browning of Princeton and Sarah (David) Butler of St. Louis; three grandchildren, Tim (Robin) Browning of Zionsville, Ind., Molly Butler of Nashville, Tenn., and Boyd Butler of Boulder, Colo.; and three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Alexandra and Maxwell Browning.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; eight siblings; one son, Don Browning; and one grandson, Christopher Browning.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, with the Rev. Jon Olinger officiating. Burial will follow at the Annawan Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Tri-County Humane Society.
Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.