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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

Machelle Spotted Elk
Machelle Dawn "Shelly" Spotted Elk (Jackson), New Town and Mission, South Dakota died on Sunday, March 1, 2015 in a Minot hospital.
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 7th, 2015, 12:00pm at 1st and Jefferson Streets, Misssion, SD.
Visitation: Thursday, March 5th, 2015, 4:00pm and Friday March 6th at the above location.
Those wanting to sign an online register or share memories and condolences are invited to visit www.holmesfh.com.
Lori Tollefson
Lori Tollefson, 54, Minot, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in her home.
Funeral service: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot
Public Prayer Service: Friday at 6:00 p.m. at the church
Visitation: Friday from Noon - 3:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot and at the church from 5:00p.m. until the prayer service.
In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials are preferred to the Faith United Methodist Soup Kitchen.
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Clifford Kvale
Clifford Kvale, 85, Minot, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in a Minot hospital.
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Vincent United Methodist Church, Minot. Visitation: Friday from 4:00pm to 7:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Memorials are preferred to Vincent United Methodist Church Foundation or Souris Valley Animal Shelter, both of Minot.
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Helen J. Klatt
Helen Klatt, 90, Rugby formerly of Mohall, died on Saturday, February 28, 2015 in a Rugby nursing home.
Funeral service will be private, however, a visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 2:00 - 5:00 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.