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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

Ron Bearquiver
Ron Bearquiver, 64, Minot, formerly of New Town died Friday, February 21, 2014 in a Minot Hospital.
A celebration of Ron's life will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico
on Thursday August 14th, 2014.
Robyn Huggins
Robyn Huggins, 58, Devils Lake died Monday, July 28, 2014 in a Minot hospital.
Lois Hamilton
Lois Hamilton, 85, Lake Metigoshe, formerly of Minot, died Monday, July 28, 2014 in a Bismarck hospital.
At the family’s request no services will be held, however, friends are invited to sign a memorial register book on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to the Bottineau Ambulance Service or an organization of the donor’s choice.
Kathryn Yoder
Kathryn Yoder, 87, Minot died Saturday, July 26, 2014 in her home.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in the Bible Fellowship Church - Minot.
Visitation: Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home - Minot.
Memorials are preferred to Mennonite Disaster Services or the Mennonite Central Committee.
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Brian Green
Brian Green, 46, Minot died on Saturday, July 26, 2014 in a Minot hospital.
The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in First Lutheran Church, Minot.
Visitation is Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 2:00 - 6:00 pm in the funeral home.
Memorials are preferred.
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Cory Alston
Cory Alston, 24, Minot died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at his residence.
Berniece Ostdahl
Berniece Ostdahl, 85, Minot died Sunday, July 20, 2014 in a Minot assisted living facility.
Funeral Service: Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Christ Lutheran Church Minot.
Visitation: Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to the Christ Lutheran Church Building Fund or the Alzheimer's Association - Box 2234 - Minot, ND 58702.
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Lester Coker, Jr.
Lester Coker, Jr., 56, Minot, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in a Bismarck Hospital.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Community Room of Milton Towers, 310 2nd St. SE, Minot, ND 58701.
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Marilyn Mahlke
Marilyn Mahlke, 81, Minot, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 in her home.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held in late August in Frederick, SD and her ashes will be spread by her children, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren in Westport, SD.
Friends are asked to make memorials to: Council on Aging and mail to Michele Hancock, 1205 6th ST NE, Minot, ND 58703 who will forward them to the organization.
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Martha Mason
Martha Mason, 93, Minot died Friday, April 4, 2014 in a Minot nursing home.
Graveside Service: Summer of 2014 at the Woodbine Cemetery – Valley City.
Memorials are preferred to the North Dakota Alzheimer's Foundation.
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