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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

Richard Shea
Richard Shea, 80, Minot died Thursday, February 26, 2015 in a Minot hospital.
Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot.
Visitation: Monday, March 2, 2015 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorials are preferred to a charity of your choice.
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Donna Meschke
Donna Meschke, 80, Minot, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015, in a Minot hospital. Due to construction in Donna's parish, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2015 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot. Vigil Prayer Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from noon until 3:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Memorials are preferred to the Little Flower Building Renovation.
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Delmer Derheim
Delmer Derheim, 77, Minot, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015, in a Minot nursing home. Funeral Service: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in First Assembly of God -Minot. Visitation: Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the church.
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Nathan Artz
Nathan L. Artz, 17, Minot, died Sunday, February 22, 2014 at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot. Vigil Prayer Service: Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Minot. Visitation: Friday, February 27, 2015 from Noon to 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
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Orvin M. Kostad
Orvin M. Kostad, 76, Laurel, Montana, formerly of Minot, died, Monday, February 16, 2015 at his home in Laurel.
A service will be held later in the spring of 2015.
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Margaret Fauchald and Melvin Jay Fauchald
Margaret Fauchald, 90, Bemidji, Minnesota formerly of Minot, died Saturday, January 31, 2015 in a Bemidji, Minnesota hospital. Joint service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at thomas family funeral home, with her husband, Melvin Jay Fauchald, 89, who died January 9, 2015 in Grand Rapids, MN.
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Joyce Lillegard
Joyce Lillegard, 67, Minot, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 in a Minot hospital.
A service will be held later in the Spring 2015.