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Doris A. Buresh

September 26, 1922 November 8, 2019
Doris A. Buresh
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Obituary for Doris A. Buresh

Doris Alpha Buresh, 97, of Saratoga, Iowa passed away peacefully November 8th at Wellington Place Care Center, Decorah.

Doris was born September 26, 1922 in Moorland, IA, the daughter of Andrew and Josephine Knudson. She was baptized & confirmed at the Roelyn Lutheran Church and graduated from Moorland High School in 1940. She worked as a “hired girl” for area families, doing house work and taking care of their children, especially after the birth of a new baby. The following year, she moved up to northeast Iowa to the village of Saratoga where she met the love of her life, Victor Buresh, while she was working at Kakac’s General Store. They were married October 18, 1942 on the Buresh family farm where they lived for the next 35 years. To this union were born three children, Richard, Rosalie & Tom. In 1968 they adopted their daughter, Dawn to make their family complete. Doris always had a big vegetable garden at the farm, strawberry beds and flowers all around the yard. Every Saturday was bakery day, when she would make her delicious cinnamon rolls and kolaches, then invite family and friends over in the afternoon for coffee and her mouth-watering treats. She was a member of the Saratoga Presbyterian Church all her adult life, where she taught Sunday School and was active in Presbyterian Women for many years.

In  1977 the Buresh’s retired and moved into Saratoga. They loved to have neighbors and friends over for a game of cards or dice and always a cup of hot coffee. Doris always sewed over the years, from Barbie doll clothes to the many quilts for her family and for church missions projects. Especially loved, were the many jean quilts she made. She was also Vic’s best assistant to help finish all the wooden creations they made for their family and friends for gifts.

In 2012 Doris & Vic moved together to the Cresco Assisted Living Center where they celebrated their 70th anniversary with family & friends. Vic died August 25, 2013. In 2017 Doris made another move to Wellington Care Center in Decorah to be near her family and spend the last days of her life.

Doris is survived by her brother: Richard (Kathleen) Knudson, her children: Richard ( Kathy) Buresh, Mission, TX; Rosalie (Bill) Creamer, Kissimmee, FL; Tom (Connie) Buresh, Decorah ,IA, Dawn (John) Snider, Shamrock, TX; 10 grandchildren: Scott (Kathleen) Buresh, Chris(Kristine) Buresh, Brent (Rachael) Buresh, Karri (Dale) Rutledge, Amanda (Greg) Grimm, Colleen (Mike Schultz) Creamer, Charlotte (Don) Fowler, Stasi Dubbels, Cana Friend, Harrison Dubbels and 19 great-grandchildren.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Victor; her siblings, Harold, Howard, Elmer, Melvin, Ruth, Lester, Vernon, Kenneth and Dorothy Jean.

Memorials may be directed to her family.


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Visitation

Thursday

14

Nov

5:00 PM 11/14/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/14/2019 8:00:00 PM
Lindstrom Funeral Homes - Cresco

119 2nd Avenue Southwest
Cresco, IA 52136

Lindstrom Funeral Homes - Cresco
119 2nd Avenue Southwest Cresco 52136 IA
United States

Visitation

Friday

15

Nov

10:00 AM 11/15/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/15/2019 11:00:00 AM
Saratoga Community Church

10194 Howard Ave.,
Lime Springs, IA 52155

Saratoga Community Church
10194 Howard Ave., Lime Springs 52155 IA
United States

Service

Friday

15

Nov

11:00 AM 11/15/2019 11:00:00 AM
Saratoga Community Church

10194 Howard Ave.,
Lime Springs, IA 52155

Saratoga Community Church
10194 Howard Ave., Lime Springs 52155 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Saratoga Final Resting Place

8635 Highway 9
Lime Springs, IA 52155

8635 Highway 9 Lime Springs 52155 IA
United States
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