Tom K. Buresh, 86, died peacefully on December 2, 2013 at his home in Franklin TN. He was the youngest of three sons born to James F. and Alice Atkinson Buresh on August 3, 1927 in Sioux City, IA. He graduated from Sioux City East High School in 1945 and served in the US Navy until the end of WWII in 1946. He attended Morningside College while working with the Soil Conservation Service and married Bonnie Toner, his high school sweetheart in 1950. He later attended Iowa State University where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1955.