Kenneth Buresh, 1944

Dr. Kenneth L. Buresh, 90, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died January 25, 2014. He was born April 15, 1923, in Riceville, Iowa. He practiced family medicine in Iowa and Minnesota for 46 years. Integrity, responsibility and professional ethics guided him throughout his life.

He attended Luther College and graduated from the University of Iowa Medical School. He served in the Naval Reserve and was a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Community involvement and volunteering were important to him before and after his retirement.

Kenneth and his wife, Marilyn, moved from Owatonna, Minn., to Scottsdale in 2005. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marilyn, and their four children, Steven Buresh of Portland, Ore., Susan (Michael) Missen of Mesa, Ariz., Terri Buresh of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Ellen (Paul) Finch of Genoa, Wis., three grandsons, Barclay (Donna) Missen, Zachary (Kristen) Missen and Ian Finch, as well as three great grandchildren.

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