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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

Clayton Rostad
Clayton Rostad, 80, Minot, died Sunday, October 23, 2016 in his home. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 28, 2016, at Christ Lutheran Church, Minot. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Memorials are preferred to Christ Lutheran Church or the National Parkinson's Foundation.
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Edith Smith
Edith Smith, 100, Minot, formerly of the Flaxton area, died Sunday, October 23, 2016 in a Minot nursing home. Funeral service: Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in Trinity Homes Chapel of Trinity Nursing Home. Graveside service: Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the Flaxton Cemetery, Flaxton, ND. Visitation: Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Memorials are preferred to the Minot Commission on Aging.
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Darla Quail
Darla Quail, 63, Williston, died Saturday, October 22, 2016 in a Minot hospital.
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Donald Clark
Donald Clark, 70, rural Minot, died Thursday, October 20, 2016 in a Mohall nursing home. Memorial Gathering and Booksigning: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
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I. Marion Anderson
I. Marion Anderson, 94, Eden Prairie, MN, formerly of Minot and Kenmare, died Tuesday, October 18, 2016, in an Eden Prairie healthcare facility. There will be a service in Minneapolis at a later date with a graveside service to be held later in the spring at Lakeside Cemetery, Kenmare.
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Blanche Harkison
Blanche Harkison, 97, Minot, died on Monday, October 10, 2016 in a Minot assisted living center. Funeral Service: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot. Visitation: October 31, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home - Minot. Memorials are preferred to the Bethany Lutheran Church Foundation.
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Ruth Zapalac
Ruth Zapalac, 90, Carpio, died Thursday, October 6, 2016 in her home. Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Carpio Lutheran Church, Carpio, ND.
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Richard Ellingson
Richard Ellingson, 80, Minot died Thursday, September 8, 2016 in a Minot hospital.