Steven J. “Muffy” Buria
July 24, 1938 - September 10, 2021
Steven J. “Muffy” Buria, 83, of Virginia formerly of Mountain Iron, died Friday, September 10, 2021 at Carefree Living-Memory Care in Virginia, MN.
He was born to Michael and Mary (Spehar) Buria on July 24, 1938, and had been a lifelong resident of Mountain Iron until moving to Virginia in 2017. Muffy attended Mountain Iron High School. He worked for Hanna Mining for 30 years and retired at age 48. He was an avid stock car racer at Hibbing Raceway for many decades. Along with his wife Sandy, he ran a successful salvage yard operation for more than three decades.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy (Kottke); children: Paul (Julie Forseen), Brian and Deb (Steven) Falkowski; three grandchildren: Stephanie (Josh) Irwin, Melanie (Travis) Koenen, Stephen (Alexis); four great-grandchildren: Olivia and Ilo Irwin, Willow Koenen, and Micah Buria; brothers, James (Sharon) and Michael; sister, Beverly (Keith) Colcleugh; and in-laws: Nina Buria, Karen (Nickie Nevala) Palo, Jim and Roxanne Kottke, Steven and Sharon Kottke, Ken and Carol Kottke.
Muffy was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Byron “Bud” and Grace Kottke; brother, David and infant brother, Richard.
Muffy’s family would like to thank Carefree Living of Virginia for their incredible, compassionate care. Your kindness was greatly appreciated.
Private family services will be held. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.