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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

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Death Notices

Paul Zukowski
Paul Zukowski, 38, Minot, formerly of Florida, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in a Minot hospital.
Andrea Bailey
Andrea Bailey, 51, Minot, died Saturday, April 14, 2018 in a Minot hospital. Celebration of Life Service: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the chapel of Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
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Bonnie Adkins
Bonnie Adkins, 71, Minot, died Monday, April 16, 2018 in a Minot hospital. Per Bonnie’s wishes she has been cremated and a private service was held. In lieu of flowers or plants memorials are preferred to Hairball Haven or the Souris Valley Animal Shelter.
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Myrtle Hustad
Myrtle Hustad, 98, Jamestown formerly of Minot died Monday, April 16, 2018 in a Jamestown assisted living center. Celebration of Life service: Friday, April 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pioneer Chapel of First Lutheran Church, Minot. Visitation: Thursday, April 19th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Memorials are preferred to JRMC Hospice, The Ave Maria Village Nursing Care Center in Jamestown or First Lutheran Church in Minot.
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Stan 'Punky' Carlsten
Stan ‘Punky’ Carlsten, 72, Minot, died Friday, April 13, 2018 at his residence. Funeral service: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Visitation: Friday, April 20th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
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James 'Jim' Conroy
James "Jim" Conroy, 69, Minot, formerly of Rugby, died Sunday, April 15, 2018 in a Minot hospital. A private celebration of life service will be held at Edgewood.
Lyle Schoenwald
Lyle Schoenwald, 71, Bismarck, formerly of Minot, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in a Bismarck nursing home. A Memorial Service will be Friday April 27, 2018 at 11:00 am in Our Savior Lutheran Church – Max. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Hope Lutheran Cemetery fund, Sawyer.
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Eleanor Hammer
Eleanor Hammer, 98, Minot, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in a Minot nursing home. Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Minot. Visitation: Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Memorials are preferred to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
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Elizabeth 'Betty' May
Elizabeth ‘Betty’ May, 93, Minot, formerly of Mohall, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in a Minot nursing home. Funeral Service: April 28, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Free Lutheran Church, Minot.
James 'Jim Bradley' Selk
James Bradley “Jim Bradley” Selk, 56, longtime Minot radio DJ, died on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Minot hospital. There was a memorial book signing on April 11 at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Celebration of Jim’s Life: April 28, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the ballroom of Seven’s Event Center, 2315 North Broadway, Minot.
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