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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

Densel Webb Jr.
Densel Webb Jr., 58, Minot, died Thursday, April 23, 2015 in his home.
Memorial Service: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Minot. At his request, no viewing, however friends may sign a memorial register book on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to Pinkerton Animal Hospital or Minot Church of Latter Day Saints.
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Randy Herman
Randy Herman, 64, Minot, formerly of Upham, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in a Minot nursing home. Celebration of life service will be held at Debbie and Adams house in Upham at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015. Memorials are preferred to the animal shelter of the donor’s choice.
Betty Halvorson
Betty Halvorson, 84, Northbrook, IL formerly of Minot, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, in a Northbrook, IL nursing home.
Trenton Tiller
Trenton Tiller, 18, Minot, formerly of Elkhorn, NE died Thursday, April 16, 2015 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Memorial Service: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lutheran Church of the Master - East Campus in Omaha, NE.
Memorial Booksigning: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home - Minot.
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David McDowell
David McDowell, 58, Velva formerly of Dawsonville, GA, died Thursday April 16, 2015 in a Minot hospital. Services will be held in Georgia at a later date.
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Sophie Clarice Sevalson
Sophie Clarice Sevalson, 93, Minot formerly of New Town, died Thursday, April 2, 2015, in a Minot nursing home.
A funeral service will be held in the early May.
Robert Peterson
Robert Peterson, 87 , Vancouver, Washington and formerly of Minot, North Dakota and Spokane, Washington died Thursday, April 2, 2015 in a Vancouver adult foster care home.
A service will be held Friday, May 15, 2015 in the funeral home.
Larry Emerson
Larry Emerson, 80, Minot, died Monday, March 23, 2015 in a Minot Hospital.
Orvin M. Kostad
Orvin M. Kostad, 76, Laurel, Montana, formerly of Minot, died, Monday, February 16, 2015 at his home in Laurel.
A Memorial Service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Minot, ND
on Friday, May 1st, 2015 at 1:00pm.
Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.
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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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