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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

Read our article on choosing a funeral home.


Death Notices

Eleanor 'Nora' Finneseth
Eleanor “Nora” Finneseth, 79, Velva, died on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in a Velva care center. A service will be held in the Spring of 2018.
Melvyn Bergeson
Melvyn Bergeson, 91, Minot and formerly of Makoti, died Saturday, December 16, 2017, in his home. A service will be held in the Spring or Summer of 2018.
Betty Friesen
Betty Friesen, 83, Minot and formerly of Logan and Ryder, died Sunday, December 17, 2017, in her home. Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Agnes Berge
Agnes Berge, 69, Minot, died Saturday, December 16, 2017, in a Minot care center. Celebration of Life Service: 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2017, at Christ Lutheran Church, Minot. Interment: Dazey Community Cemetery, Dazey, ND. Visitation: Thursday, December 21, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Carol Linster
Carol Yvonne Linster, 88, Minot and formerly of Stanley died on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in a Minot healthcare center. Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot. Vigil Prayer Service: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot. Visitation: Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Minot Health and Rehab Center and Trinity Hospice.
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Hugh Heily
Hugh Patrick Heily, 98, Minot and longtime Mohall, ND area farmer and rancher, died Friday, December 15, 2017, in a Minot nursing care facility. Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 22, 2017 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot. Vigil Prayer Service: 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Interment: Mohall Community Cemetery, Mohall, ND; Visitation: Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
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Pauline Goldade
Pauline Goldade, 84, Minot, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in a Minot nursing home. Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Minot. Visitation: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot and from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church with a Vigil Prayer Service/Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot. Memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice.
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Clare Mathistad
Clare Mathistad, 69, of Minot and Watford City, ND passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 15th at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks with his family at his side. A memorial service and celebration of his life is planned for the summer of 2018 at which time a full obituary will be posted.
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