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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

Don Shillander
Don Shillander, 86, Minot, died Monday October 20, 2014 in a Minot hospital.
Orlan Tollefson
Orlan Tollefson, 92, Minot, died Saturday, October 18, 2014 in a Minot hospital.
Funeral Service: Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot.
Visitation: Friday, October 24, 2014 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to the Bethany Lutheran Foundation, Hostfest-Heritage Foundation, or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
Dean Sande
Dean Sande, 68, Bismarck, formerly of Minot, died Thursday, October 16, 2014 in his home.
Funeral Service: Friday, October 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in Bread of Life Lutheran Church, Minot.
Visitation: Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Contributions may be made in Dean's honor to a charity of one's choice, or a check may be submitted to: Educational Fund for Dean Sande's grandchildren.
Paul Edwin "Ole" Olson
Paul Edwin “Ole” Olson, 58, Minot, died Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in a Minot hospital.
Funeral Service: Monday, October 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Christ Lutheran Church, Minot.
Visitation: Sunday, October 19, 2014 from noon until 4:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
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Irene Miller
Irene Miller, 85, Minot, died Monday, October 13, 2014 in a Granville Adult Foster Care Center.
Booksigning: Sunday, October 19, 2014 from noon until 4:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
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Viola Lee
Viola Lee, 97, Minot, died Sunday, October 12, 2014 in a Minot nursing home.
Funeral Service: Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot.
Visitation: Friday, October 17, 2014 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials are preferred to Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot.
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Merri Jo Connole
Merri Jo Connole, 59, Minot died Thursday, October 9, 2014 in her home.
Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot.
Visitation: Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot and from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the church.
Vigil Prayer Service: Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Church.
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