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George Buresh

December 10, 1916 ~ August 13, 2013

George Buresh, son of Anton and Mary (Petrik) Buresh, was born on a farm west of Caldwell, December 10, 1916. He departed this life on August 13, 2013 at the age of 96 years, 8 months, and 3 days.

He lived 2 years on a farm south of Argonia, Kansas before marrying Agnes Ann Pribyl on July 21, 1941 in Wellington Kansas. While continuing to farm, four children were born to this union, Ralph, Judy, Patricia and Fred. Agnes died on November 29, 1959. George married Viola Krivanek on August 15, 1962. Viola died April 7, 1989. He was also preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters, his daughter Judy Brown and son-in-law James Blair.

George worked in construction, farmed, and raised cattle all his life until retiring in 1979, after his first hip replacement. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell, Kansas where he served on the Board of Directors and had served as a Deacon. He was also a member of the Western Fraternal Association for 76 years. George belonged to several Polka Clubs. In early years he played in a dance band with his father, brothers and sister, playing for many festive occasions.

In 1986 George and Viola built a new home in Caldwell. He later took up a hobby of collecting and restoring old John Deere tractors. He enjoyed taking the tractors to parades. He also took pride in keeping up his yard, garden and flower beds. He enjoyed playing cards, playing Spinner, travelling and going on cruises. He thoroughly enjoyed the three cruises he went on.

He is survived by son Ralph (Gladys) Buresh of Goddard, Kansas, daughter Patricia Blair of Shawnee, Oklahoma, son Fred (Dana) Buresh of Erie, Colorado, 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell, Kansas.

Memorials may be given in memory of George to the First Presbyterian Church, the Caldwell Sr. Center or to the Czechoslovakian Cemetery.

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Jeff Ehlers

Family and Friends - 08/15/2013

Uncle George was fun-loving man. I have many fond memories of times spent at family gatherings listening to him laugh and tell stories with a constant glimmer in his eyes. Praying for all of you as you celebrate his life.

Jeff Ehlers and family


Don & Pat Vavra

Family and Friends - 08/16/2013

We live in Colorado but often traveled to Okla City to visit our Daughter. We always made a point of stopping in Caldwell to visit Uncle George. Our visits were always great because He was alway upbeat and had a wonderful sense of humor. I had many great memories of his Sunday visits when I was a Kid growing up on our Norwich farm He will be missed. God Bless his family. The Don Vavra Family


Debbie Kolarik Barnes and family

Family and Friends - 08/18/2013

One of my all time favorite people! As a teenager, we always had fun at the Buresh home and as an adult, I always enjoyed my visits with George. Our prayers go out to each of you! He will be truly missed!



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