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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

Julia Neshem
Julia Neshem, 95, Berthold, died Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in a Minot nursing home. Celebration of the Life of Julia Neshem: Tuesday, October 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church - Minot. Family Prayer Service: Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas Family Funeral Home. Interment: Wildrose Cemetery - Berthold. Visitation: Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home - Minot. Memorials are preferred to Metigoshe Ministries.
Marjorie Lewis
Marjorie Berdell Lewis, 82, Minot and formerly of rural Ryder died on Monday, September 26, 2016 in a Minot healthcare center.
Funeral Service: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church - Minot.
Visitation: One hour prior to the service in the church.
Memorials are preferred to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
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Steven Graven
Steven Graven, 22, Minot, died Saturday, September 24, 2016 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Parshall. A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
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Levi Simbalenko Jr.
Levi Simbalenko Jr., 78, Minot died Friday, September 23, 2016 in a Minot nursing home. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Minot. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Memorials are preferred to Zion Lutheran Church, Metigoshe Ministries or to the Salvation Army of Minot.
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Richard Ellingson
Richard Ellingson, 80, Minot died Thursday, September 8, 2016 in a Minot hospital.