February 2, 1939 ~ April 2, 2015
Theresa E. Kowalski, 76, Fargo passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Sanford Health, Fargo surrounded by her loving family.
Theresa was born on February 2, 1939 to Joseph P. and Caroline M. (Stein) Pfliger near Stanton, ND. She attended Pleasant Valley Country School through the 8th grade and graduated from Hazen High School in 1957. She then attended Minneapolis Business College and received her degree. Her first position was at State Bank of Hazen where she worked for 3 years. She then started at Hazen Memorial Hospital as a bookkeeper. She married Andrew D. Kowalski, Jr. on June 3, 1961 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Hazen. They moved to Fargo where she raised their three children. Later she did the books for their company, Andy’s Plumbing. They both retired in 1997.
Theresa was an avid bowler being inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame in 2000. She served as the secretary of her bowling league—“Happy Bowlers” for 39 years. She also enjoyed spending time with her many grandchildren, crocheting and cross stitching.
She is survived by her children; Kevin (Debbie) Kowalski, Fargo, ND, Vicki (Perry) Birkholz, Fargo, ND, Andrea (Karen Buretta) Ryba, Fargo, ND, grandchildren; Jesse Ryba, Kayla Birkholz, Nicole Birkholz, Amber Ryba, siblings; Leora Retterath, Stanton, ND, Dorothy Lang (Edgar) Nappa, ID, and James Pfliger (Leatrice) Mesquite, NV.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew; parents, Joseph and Caroline; grandchild, Justin Ryba; siblings, Clemins Pfliger, Joseph Pfliger, Benjamin Pfliger, Martin Pfliger and Cecelia Hauck.
Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 6:00 P.M.
Funeral Mass: 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 10, 2015 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.