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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

Florence Eslinger
Florence Eslinger, 80, Minot formerly of Miles City, MT, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in a Minot hospital.
Salina Bruns
Salina Bruns, 85, Bismarck and formerly of Minot and Makoti died on Monday, June 29, 2015 in a Bismarck hospital.
Funeral Service: Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Hope Lutheran Church, Makoti.
Visitation is Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to the ND Chapter of the Alzheimers Association or the American Cancer Society.
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Kristy Barr
Kristy Barr, 46, Minot formerly of Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at her residence.
Funeral Service: Monday July 6, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at Pauley-Jones FH in Avoca, IA
Burial: Graceland Cemetery, Avoca, IA
Visitation: Sunday July 5, 2015 from 5- 6:30 p.m. at Pauley-Jones FH in Avoca, IA
Clifford Hystad
Clifford Hystad, 86, Velva, died Monday, June 29, 2015 in a Minot hospital.
Funeral Service: Monday, July 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Oak Valley Lutheran Church, Velva.
Visitation: Sunday, July 5, 2015 from noon until 5:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Alan Hagenstein
Alan Hagenstein, 63, Minot, died Thursday, June 25, 2015 in a Minot nursing home.
Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Minot.
Visitation is Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorials are preferred to Cornerstone Presbyterian Church or the North Dakota Diabetes Association.
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Joy Reiten
Joy Reiten, 91, Minot, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in a Minot nursing home.
Funeral Service: July 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot.
Visitation: July 1, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials are preferred to Bethany Lutheran Church Foundation or the Norsk Hostfest, both of Minot.
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Alvin Semchenko
Alvin Semchenko, 86, Fargo, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in his home.
At Alvin’s request a private graveside service will be held at Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Sawyer, ND.
Memorials are preferred to Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery or an organization of the donor’s choice.
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Donald Watkins
Donald Watkins, 61, Minot, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in his home.
A private service will be held at a later date.
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Eva Oas
Eva Oas, 98, Minot, formerly of rural Columbus, ND, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in a Minot nursing home.
A service will be held in August of 2015.
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