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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

Carol Granheim
Carol Granheim, 78, Minot, died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in a Minot nursing home.
Olga M. Walker
Olga M. Walker, 95, Minot, died Monday, August 13, 2018 in a Minot hospital. Celebration of Life service: Monday, August 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Minot. Visitation: At her request, there will not be a viewing, however friends may sign the memorial register book and visit with family on Sunday, August 19th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Memorials are preferred to Northland PACE in Minot.
Ronald J. Neshem
Ronald J. Neshem, 81, Minot formerly of Lonetree, died Monday, August 13, 2018 in a Minot hospital. Celebration of Ronald’s life: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Bread of Life Lutheran Church, Minot. Visitation: Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Ronald was a longtime Lonetree area farmer and operated his own trucking business. Most important were his roles as a loving husband to Ardis, father to his children, Katherine, Thomas, Janet, Donald and David and as a grandfather.
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Irene Schoenwald
Irene Schoenwald, 102, Minot, formerly of Max, died Friday, August 10, 2018 in a Minot hospital. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Hope Lutheran Church, rural Sawyer, ND. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Memorials are preferred to the Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Sawyer, ND.
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Vernon Olson
Vernon Olson, 82, Minot, died Wednesday, August 8, 2018 in his home. Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Minot. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
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Norman Nevland
Norman Nevland, 74, Minot, died Monday, August 06, 2018 in a Minot nursing home. Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. August 20, 2018 at First Lutheran Church, Minot. Visitation will be August 19, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Norman was a veteran of the US Navy, dedicated officer of the Minot Police Department and member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club. Most important were his roles as a loving husband to Marion, father to his children, Maren, Dawn and Chad and as a grandfather.
Nora Roen
Nora Roen, 89, of Hudson, WI, formerly of Lansford and Minot, ND, died August 2, 2018 at a Hudson, WI assisted living.
Service: August 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity United Church - Lansford.
Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer's Research Association.
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David Parsons
David Parsons, 57, New Town, died Saturday, July 28, 2018, at a Minot hospice care facility. A Celebration of David’s Life will be held on November 23, 2018 starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Girl Scout House, 500 E. Cherry Street in Winslow, AZ.
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