Charles ‘Chas’ Browning

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Charles “Chas” Calvin Browning, 94, passed away early Friday morning, Feb. , 1, 2019 at his home in Imperial, Nebraska.
Chas was born on June 13, 1924, in Chase County, to Homer and Alice Browning. He was the third of eight children.
He attended school at Chase County and graduated from Chase County High School in 1941.
He served in the United States Navy from 1944 through 1945.
In March 1946, he married Maxine (Eskew) Browning and they were blessed with two daughters and a son.
Chas carried mail for the USPS for many years, and was loved by everyone on his rural mail route. He also operated the family farm and was active in the Jaycees, the American Legion and was a volunteer firefighter. He loved to dance, play cards, fish and travel in his motorhome. He coached baseball and softball teams. Chas loved to tell stories and talk about the “olden days.”
After retiring, Chas and Maxine spent winters in south Texas for a few years, then in Phoenix, Arizona.
Several years after Maxine’s passing in 1995, Chas married Elaine (Harms) Browning, who also preceded him in death. In 2010, Chas married Dottie DePriest.
Chas was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, two sisters, one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Chas is survived by his wife Dottie; children Julie (Dennis) Foley, Jan (Joe) Bellizzi, Tom Browning; sister Elsie Coen; sisters-in-law Lawanna Browning and Donna McNair; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and many other family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the First United Methodist Church in Imperial with Pastors Dirk Weiss and Melody Newman officiating.  Interment followed services at Mount Hope Cemetery in Imperial with full Military Honors.
Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 4 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home in Imperial.  
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer a donation to the First United Methodist Church in Imperial.
Online condolences may be left at
Liewer Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.


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