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Horvath Remembrance Center - Marshall
Friday June 10th, 2022
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Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church - Marshall
Saturday June 11th, 2022
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Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church - Marshall
Saturday June 11th, 2022

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Calvary Catholic Cemetery - Marshall
Saturday June 11th, 2022

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Mary "Mitzi" Kathleen Buckingham

To watch the recording of Mitzi's service, click the following link: https://youtu.be/2sRvM-8SR34.

The funeral service for Mary “Mitzi” Buckingham, 60, of Marshall, will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marshall.  Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Marshall.  Visitation will continue on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the church.  Interment will follow the service at the Calvary Cemetery in Marshall.  A recording of the service will be available at www.horvathfuneralservice.com.

Mitzi was born on April 19, 1962, in Marshall, to Dennis and Joan (Wagner) Tomasek.  She attended St. Edward Catholic School and Minneota High School where she graduated in 1980.  She then attended SSU for one year before marrying the love of her life: Scott Buckingham.  The couple resided in Marshall where they raised their two daughters: Kelli and Kristi.  When her girls were small, Mitzi was a stay at home mom and also did home daycare.  In 1992, she started what would turn out to be a 28 year career with Schwan Food Company where she worked in Customer Service and Food Quality and Safety. 

Mitzi enjoyed traveling.  Her favorite place to visit was St. Pete’s Beach, FL.  She spent many hours walking the beach, collecting shells and shark’s teeth and enjoying the beautiful sunsets with a margarita in her hand. 

Nothing meant more to Mitzi than her family and her friends.  She was blessed with six grandchildren and loved sleepovers, pool parties, and going to their sporting events.  Mitzi and her family are so grateful for all of the love and support she received from her Prayer Warriors as she battled stage four pancreatic cancer and stage four colon cancer.  Mitzi continued living life to the fullest throughout her illness and always maintained her positive attitude and sense of humor.

Mitzi died on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in Marshall.  She is survived by her husband Scott, daughters and sons-in-law Kelli (and Adam) Gamrak and Kristi (and Lennis) Kennedy; grandchildren Payton, Jayden, Matthew, and Levi Gamrak and Ethan and Ella Kennedy; mother-in-law Pat Buckingam, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ryan and Dawn Buckingham, niece Jamie (and Edy) Rivera and nephew Chris (and Nicole) Anderson.  She was preceded in death by her parents Denny and Joan Tomasek, one stillborn brother, paternal and maternal grandparents and father-in-law Ken Buckingham.

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Very grateful for working with Mitzi for so many years. Always positive even when times were hard. I learned a lot from her. God Bless the family during this time of memories and healing

Scot L Bowman Jun 10 2022 11:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary "Mitzi" Buckingham

Bryan Lisnak Jun 10 2022 1:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary "Mitzi" Buckingham

Jody Nomeland Jun 10 2022 12:22 PM

My heartfelt sympathy to Mitzi's beautiful family. I will miss my "I'm silently correcting your grammar " fellow Minneotan, who always made me laugh! Soar with the angels, dear friend.

Deb (Bradley) Ahmann Jun 9 2022 2:18 PM

Scott you have my deepest sympathy during this very difficult time!!! Treasure the memories and lean on those around you!!! One day at a time!!!

Linda Wartner Zingler Jun 9 2022 9:56 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary "Mitzi" Buckingham

Marcia Johnson Deepest sympathy to Scott & family. hugs and continued thought ghts and pray Jun 9 2022 8:37 AM

Sending my love and sympathies to the family. Will miss her smile, and upbeat attitude to all she encountered.

Jan Faris Jun 9 2022 8:15 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary "Mitzi" Buckingham

Andrea Jun 9 2022 7:56 AM

Mitzi, you were my very first friend I ever had. My first five years of life we were best friends. After we moved to California in 1967, you were still in my heart. I am so grateful we reconnected and seeing you again was like I never left. You are so special, kind, caring, fun and have a beautiful soul. My heart is heavy losing you now. Even though we lived hundreds of miles apart, there will be an empty place in my heart now. I love you my first and forever friend. Until we meet again…I love you.

Stefanie Norby Higginbotham Jun 9 2022 12:55 AM

My sympathies to the family, having recently lost my wife, I can understand the loss. We have the comfort of the resurrection when Jesus paid for our sins by dying in the cross.

John Festerling Jun 8 2022 11:06 PM

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