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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.

Small Businesses: Three Generations of Funeral Service

Main Street Minute: 90 Years for Thomas Family Funeral Home

Read our article on choosing a funeral home.


Death Notices

Xayden Scott
Xayden Scott, 13, Minot Air Force Base, ND, died Sunday, November 27 in his home.
Christine Green
Christine Green, 68, of Cheyenne, WY, formerly of Minot, died Wednesday, November 30 at a Cheyenne hospital.
Georgia Helm
Georgia Helm, 90, Minot, died Monday, November 28, 2016 in a Minot nursing home. Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Minot. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
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Beverly Elm
Beverly Elm, 85, Minot, died Monday, November 28, 2016 in a Minot hospital. Mass Of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at St. John The Apostle Catholic Church, Minot. Vigil Prayer Service will be held Friday, December 2, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. at St. John The Apostle Catholic Church, Minot. Visitation will also be held Friday, December 2, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at St. John The Apostle Catholic Church. Memorials are preferred to Bishop Ryan High School.
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John Wesley Thomas
John Wesley Thomas, 69, Jackson, MS, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in a Minot hospital.
Pearl Van Berkom Helgeson Simlik
Pearl Van Berkom Helgeson Simlik, 98, Fullerton, CA, formerly of Powers Lake and Minot, ND passed away Friday, November 18, 2016, in the Park Vista Assisted Living facility. Memorial service: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Powers Lake, ND later in the spring of 2017. Interment: Bethel Cemetery, Powers Lake, ND later in the spring of 2017. Memorials: preferred to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Powers Lake.
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Melvin Watson
Melvin Watson, 60, Minot, died Friday, November 11, 2016 in a Minot hospital. Services will be held at a later date in California.
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Richard Ellingson
Richard Ellingson, 80, Minot died Thursday, September 8, 2016 in a Minot hospital.