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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 84+ years, and we continue to strive to measure up to all your expectations.

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Death Notices

Betty Frick
Betty Frick, 91, Minot, formerly of Flaxton, died Monday, July 25, 2016 in her home.
Jennifer Haugen-Nicholls
Jennifer Haugen-Nicholls, 37, daughter of Jeff Haugen and Denice Downs, and formerly of the Minot area, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
Memorial Service: Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Minot.
Gary Lenton
Gary Lenton, 79, rural Norwich, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in a Minot hospital.
Celebration of the Life of Gary Lenton: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot, due to the size constraints of Norwich Lutheran Church.
Graveside Service: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Norwich Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation: Monday, July 25, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to Norwich Lutheran Church or the Norwich Lutheran Cemetery.
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Beverly Anhorn
Beverly Anhorn, 76, rural Max, died Saturday, July 16, 2016 in her home. Celebration of Bev’s Life: 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016, at the Sawyer High School Auditorium, Sawyer, ND. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
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Edward Bjork
Edward "Ed" Bjork, 88, lifelong Minot resident died on Sunday, July 3, 2016 in a Minot hospital.
A Memorial Gathering and Celebration of Ed’s Life will be held later in the Summer.
Memorials are preferred to Christ Lutheran Church or to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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Sigrid "Sig" Wassink
Sigrid "Sig" Wassink, 82, Minot, died on Sunday, June 26, 2016 in a Minot hospital. A memorial gathering will be held on July 29, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Minot.
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Jeanine Kenner
Jeanine Kenner, 53, Rochester, MN, formerly of Minot, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in a Rochester, MN Hospital.
Memorial & Visitation: Monday, July 25, 2016 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Garrison Creek Cabin Site, on Lake Sakakawea, ND. (Per Jeanine’s wishes, she was cremated and her ashes are to be scattered at the lake, following the memorial.)
In lieu of flowers or plants, the family prefers memorials to the American Cancer Society. Cards or condolences can be sent to The Thomas Family Funeral Home- 304 Main St S, Minot, ND 58701.
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