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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.

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Main Street Minute: 90 Years for Thomas Family Funeral Home

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Death Notices

Randy Richardson
Randy Richardson, 56, Minot died on Friday, December 9, 2016 in a Minot hospital.
Barbara Dolan
Barbara Dolan, 83, Minot and formerly of Ray died on Saturday, December 10, 2016 in a Minot hospital.
Frances 'Fran' Johnson
Frances ‘Fran’ Johnson, 80, Sawyer died Saturday, December 10, 2016 in a Velva care center.
Darla Allen
Darla Allen, 51, Minot, died Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in her home.
Donna Richard
Donna Richard, 54, Minot, died Wednesday, December 07, 2016 in a Minot hospital. Funeral Service: Monday, December 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in Trinity Homes Chapel, Minot.
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Doran Glasoe
Doran Glasoe, 89, Minot, died Monday, December 5, 2016, in a Minot nursing home. Celebration of the Life of Doran Glasoe: Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church - Minot. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens - Minot.
Visitation: Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home - Minot.
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Randall 'Randy' Shirek
Randy Shirek, 61, Minot, longtime Portal Pipeline/Enbridge employee, husband of Joy and father of Phil and Charlie died on Saturday, December 3, 2016, in a Minot hospital from an apparent heart attack. Funeral Service: Thursday at 3:00 p.m. in Christ Lutheran Church, Minot. Visitation: Wednesday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Memorials are preferred to the Minot Public School Foundation or Christ Lutheran Church.
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Marlene Ehlke
Marlene Ehlke, 66, Ft. Collins, CO formerly of the Minot area, died, December 2, 2016, in her home. Celebration of Life service: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Visitation: One hour prior to the service on Tuesday in Thomas Family Funeral Home. Memorials are preferred to the Newburg Lutheran Church.
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Xayden Scott
Xayden Scott, 13, Minot Air Force Base, ND, died Sunday, November 27 in his home. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorial Service: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in Northern Lights Chapel, Minot Air Force Base.
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John Wesley Thomas
John Wesley Thomas, 69, Jackson, MS, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in a Minot hospital.
Pearl Van Berkom Helgeson Simlik
Pearl Van Berkom Helgeson Simlik, 98, Fullerton, CA, formerly of Powers Lake and Minot, ND passed away Friday, November 18, 2016, in the Park Vista Assisted Living facility. Memorial service: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Powers Lake, ND later in the spring of 2017. Interment: Bethel Cemetery, Powers Lake, ND later in the spring of 2017. Memorials: preferred to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Powers Lake.
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Richard Ellingson
Richard Ellingson, 80, Minot died Thursday, September 8, 2016 in a Minot hospital.