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March 21, 1940 - November 15, 2020

In accordance with her wish there will be no services at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the American Diabetes Association, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at the Laurels of Galesburg. Rosemary was born in Kalamazoo on March 21, 1940, the loving daughter of the late Thaddeus and Louise Nowak, and was a big sister to seven siblings.  Education was her love and she taught at various locations including, Michigan, Okinawa Japan, and finally retired from St. Joseph Catholic School in Kalamazoo. Rosemary also worked for the DOD Schools of South East Asia and Hawaii as a Principal and Administrator. She is survived by her siblings, Louis (Ruth) Nowak, Cathy (Richard) Dunn, Nancy (Dana) Leroy and Mary (Jim Haugen) Duncan and James Smith, many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was also preceded in passing by her brothers, Thaddeus (Judy) Nowak Jr and Walter John.