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Martin R. Browning

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Browning, Martin R. Of Tucson, Arizona, died Sunday, September 28, 2008, at the age of 86. He is survived by his loving wife Charlotte; sons, Doug of Prescott Valley, Arizona and Dave (Mary) of Avon, Ohio; daughter, Sue (Bruce) Nash of Mequon, Wisconsin; stepson, Steve (Kacy) Holmes of Dallas, Texas; and grandchildren, Sheila, AJ, Chris, and Molly Browning, Katie Nash, and Hunter and Alex Holmes. Born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Iron Mountain, Michigan, he received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan and was a life-long fan. He spent four years of active duty in the US Army in New Guinea and the Philippines rising to the rank of Captain. He joined the law firm of Whyte, Hirschboeck, & Minahan after law school, and devoted his entire career to serving corporate clients and trade associations and was elected Chairman of the firm in 1985. He married Irene Turner, also of Iron Mountain in 1953 and enjoyed 48 years of marriage. They had fun playing bridge, golf and curling together. He loved meeting people and belonged to various country clubs and social organizations in Wisconsin and Arizona. Marty was much loved and will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, Arizona, at 3:00 PM Thursday, October 2. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Andrews, Casas Adobes Rotary Foundation or the charity of your choice is appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Adair Funeral Homes-Avalon Chapel (520)742-7901.
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Oct. 1, 2008
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