Marilyn Buresh 1925–2020 Scottsdale—Marilyn Buresh, 94, of Scottsdale, AZ. and formerly of Owatonna, MN. died May 21, 2020 in Scottsdale, AZ. She grew up in Council Bluffs, IA and Omaha, NE. The family moved to Owatonna, MN in 1967, where her husband, Kenneth joined the Owatonna Clinic as their 6th physician. In 2005, they moved to Scottsdale, AZ. Community involvement, volunteering, and philanthropy were very important to Marilyn; benefiting many organizations with her commitment of time and financial support. She left a legacy focused on education, the arts, and addressing the needs of women and children. Marilyn is survived by her four children - son, Steven of Salem, OR., three daughters, Susan Missen (Michael, dec.) of Tempe, Terri Buresh of Scottsdale, and Ellen (Paul) Finch of Prescott, AZ. She is also survived by three grandsons, Barclay (Donna) Missen, Zachary Missen, and Ian (Ashley Beatty) Finch; along with four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Kenneth (in 2014), her parents, and one sister, Beverly. A private service honoring Marilyn's life will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts may be given to your local food bank, Owatonna Arts Center, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made at

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