Furtak, Rosemary age 69 of Minneapolis, passed away July 8, 2012. Preceded in death by parents Mildred and Floyd Furtak and brother Paul. Survived by brothers John of Nelson, New Zealand and Steve of San Diego, CA; sisters Mary of Ft. Smith, AR and Kathy of Schuyler, NE. Rosemary was born in Columbus, NE. She received a Master's in Art History while studying in Italy and a Library Science degree from the University of Iowa. She worked at the Walker Art Center as the Chief Librarian for nearly 30 years. She loved the museum and traveling, especially to Italy where she spoke fluent Italian. She was dearly loved and will be missed greatly by colleagues and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday July 11 at 10 AM at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 South 8th St., Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the Rosemary Furtak Collection at Walker Art Center Library.
Published in Star Tribune on Jul. 10, 2012.