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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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Main Street Minute: 90 Years for Thomas Family Funeral Home

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Death Notices

Ron Dahlien
Ron Dahlien, 62, Rock Hill, SC, formerly of Minot died July 11, 2017 in a Rock Hill hospital. Funeral Service: July 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Redeemer’s Church, Minot. Visitation: July 28, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Vernon Johnson
Vernon Johnson, 85, Plaza, died Thursday, July 20, 2017, in a Velva nursing home. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Plaza, ND. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Bernice Hanson
Bernice Hanson, 80, Minot and formerly of the Mott area, died Thursday, July 20, 2017 in a Minot hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot.
Vigil Prayer Service and Recitation of the Rosary at 8:15 a.m. in the church.
Visitation: Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to the Minot Public Library Children’s area or to the Sunshine Catholic Youth Camp at Lake Metigoshe C/O Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

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Gwendolyn Cogdill
Gwendolyn Cogdill, 90, rural Burlington, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in a Minot hospital.
Funeral Service: Monday, July 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Rolling Green Cemetery, Rural Des Lacs, ND
Visitation: Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
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Kristofer Helm
Kristofer Helm, 64, Minot, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 in his home.
Memorial Service: Friday, July 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Our Redeemer's Church, Minot. Visitation: Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
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Dylan Michael Jenson
Dylan Michael Jenson, 13, Norwich, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, in a Minot hospital. Funeral Service: Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Oak Valley Lutheran Church, Velva. Visitation: Friday, July 21, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the church with a family service beginning at 6:00 p.m. Memorials are preferred to Camp Metigoshe or to the Oak Valley LYO Youth Group for their youth gathering.
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Gerald Wickman
Gerald Wickman, 87, Burlington, died Monday, July 17, 2017 in a Minot hospital. Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Our Savior Lutheran Church, Minot.
Visitation: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
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Mark E. Bent
Mark E. Bent, 63, Surrey, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 in a Minot hospital.
Funeral Service: Friday, July 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 3740 Crossing Street SW, Minot, ND 58701.
Visitation: Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials are preferred.
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Eloise Monson Lunder
Eloise Monson Lunder, 85, Mesa, AZ, formerly of Minot and Williston, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in a Mesa hospital.
Funeral Service: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Congregational United Church of Christ, Minot.
Visitation: Monday, July 24, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
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Judy Hanks
Judy Hanks, 54, Minot, formerly of Dunseith, died Saturday, July 8, 2017 in a Minot hospital.
Marilyn "Sis" Luchsinger Butler
Marilyn “Sis” Luchsinger Butler, 81, Newberg, OR, formerly of Surrey, died June 10, 2017 in her home. A graveside service is tentatively scheduled for September at Church of the Brethren Cemetery in Surrey, ND.
Almon Strong
Retired Lt. Colonel Almon Burton Strong, devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, and Patriot passed away December 22, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A memorial celebration of the life of Almon B. Strong will be held on July 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Minot. Al will be interred next to his wife, Marge, in the veteran’s section of Rosehill Cemetery in Minot, North Dakota. Should friends’ desire, memorial contributions should be made to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758541, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8541. The full obituary can be viewed by visiting the Obituaries link on this page.
David & Marion Anderson
David L. Anderson, 98, New Hope, MN, formerly of Kenmare and Minot, died Sunday, December 11, 2016 in a New Hope care center and his wife, Ila Marion Anderson, 94, Eden Prairie, MN, formerly of Minot and Kenmare, died October 18, 2016 in an Eden Prairie Assisted Living Facility.
A graveside service will be held in the summer of 2017 at Lakeside Cemetery, Kenmare.
Memorials are preferred to Zion Lutheran Church, Minot.