Theresa was born in Humboldt on May 19, 1928, the eighth child of Ben and Mary (nee Dauk) Doepker. She grew up on the family farm near Annaheim. After grade 8, she quit school to help out at home due to her mother’s health concerns. In 1947 she met Peter Kosokowsky and they were wed the following year. They settled on a farm 8 miles south of Carmel where they started their family and were blessed with five children. In addition to her role as a fine homemaker, her interests included playing cards, golfing, bowling and travelling. Her faith was always an important and integral part of her life. She was a long-time active member of the CWL, an Ursuline Associate as well as being a regular volunteer at St. Mary’s Villa in her retirement years. Theresa was happiest when surrounded by her family from her children down to her great-great-grandchildren.