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We mark our lives with milestones. Throughout our lifetime, these noteworthy events are marked with a ceremony. Mankind has done this since the beginning. When a death occurs, family and friends gather to celebrate a life that has been lived and to share memories.

The staff of the Thomas Family Funeral Home of Minot, North Dakota, is ready and willing to assist you in planning and orchestrating a personalized service of remembrance. We have established a reputation for service built on excellence, warmth, and personalized caring attention. When a family requests our service, time after time over several generations, they are acknowledging a profound trust in our family, and our service. We sincerely appreciate the trust that thousands of families have placed in the Thomas Family during the past 90 years, and we continue to strive to measure up to all your expectations.

As we celebrate our 90th year of caring for and assisting families, we invite you to view the recent news features showcasing our service and family.

Small Businesses: Three Generations of Funeral Service

Main Street Minute: 90 Years for Thomas Family Funeral Home

Read our article on choosing a funeral home.

Death Notices

Richard P. Larsen
Richard P. Larsen, 91, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and Minot, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in an Iowa City hospital.
Gordon Johnson
Gordon Johnson, 87, Minot, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in a Rochester, MN medical facility. Funeral Service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Minot. Visitation: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
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Harry Rollman
Harry Rollman, 94, Minot, formerly of Granville, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in a Minot hospital. Funeral service: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot. Visitation: Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot
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Herman Vix
Herman Vix, 91, Minot, formerly of Sawyer, died Friday, June 29, 2018 in a Minot nursing home.
Celebration of Life service: July 18, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in Our Redeemers Church, Minot, followed by fellowship in the church.
Interment: at the Sawyer Mennonite Cemetery, rural Sawyer ND.
Memorials are preferred to the Jock Stevick Endowment Fund through United Community Bank, Minot.
Booksigning one hour prior to the start of the service at the church.
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Clare Mathistad
Clare Ellis Mathistad, 69, of Minot and Watford City, ND passed away peacefully with his family at his side at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks, ND on November 15th, 2017 after a multi-year battle with cancer. A memorial service for Clare will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 28th at Bethany Lutheran Church, 215 3rd Ave. SE in Minot and will be streamed for online viewing at http://bethanylutheran.tv. In lieu of flowers, any memorial gifts may be made to Tufte Manor, a basic care community associated with Valley Memorial Homes in Grand Forks, where Clare spent some of his happiest years and viewed his time there as “Living in Paradise.” The address and phone number for Tufte Manor are 3300 Cherry Street, Grand Forks, ND 58201 - (701) 787-7600. Gifts in his memory may also be posted online at https://www.valleymemorial.org/ways-to-help/donate-now.
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