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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.

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Death Notices

Melisa LeRohl
Melisa LeRohl, 42, Minot, died Saturday, April 21, 2018 in her home.
Adelaide C. Borstad
Adelaide C. Borstad, 97, Minot, died, Saturday, April 21, 2018 at her son’s home in Minneapolis, MN.
Dale Hagen
Dale Hagen, 81, Minot, died Thursday, April 19, 2018, in a Minot hospital. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church in Minot. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Memorials are preferred to Christ Lutheran Church, Minot.
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Glen J. Hoffert
Glen J. Hoffert, 64, Minot, formerly of Harvey, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2018 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the start of the Mass at the church. Memorials are preferred to the food pantry at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot.
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Paul Zukowski
Paul Zukowski, 38, Minot, formerly of Florida, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in a Minot hospital. At the request of Paul’s family, no services will be held locally.
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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.
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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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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. Visitation: Friday, April 27th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Memorials are preferred to the Salvation Army.
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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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