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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

Gayla Stevenson
Gayla Stevenson, 63, Minot, formerly of Portland, OR, died Thursday, August 27, 2015 in a Minot hospital.
Marie Hager
Marie Hager, 89, Surrey, died Thursday, August 27, 2015 in a Velva care center.
Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Minot.
Visitation: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Vigil Prayer Service: Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorials are preferred to the American Lung Association or organization of the donor’s choice.
Orlin Thompson
Orlin Thompson, 87, Minot, formerly of Velva, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in a Minot Hospital.
Funeral Service: Monday, August 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Oak Valley Lutheran Church, Velva.
Memorial service: Sunday, August 30,2015 at 1:30 p.m. in The Wellington, Minot
Visitation: Sunday, August 30, 2015 from Noon until 5:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
In lieu of flowers or plants, the family prefers memorials designated to the Oak Valley Church Window Project or to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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Rueben Rue
Rueben Rue, 92, Minot died Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in his daughter’s home in Minot.
Funeral Service: Friday, September 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Christ Lutheran Church, Minot.
Visitation: Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to Christ Lutheran Church, Minot or an organization of the donor’s choice.
Amalia Ellis
Amalia Ellis, 86, Minot, died Monday, August 24, 2015 in a Minot nursing home.
Funeral Service: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in Trinity Homes Chapel, Minot.
Visitation: Monday, August 31, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to the Souris Valley Animal Shelter.
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Ella Ruth Sheteron
Ella Sheteron, 80, Minot formerly of Michigan, died Sunday, August 9, 2015 in a Minot nursing home.
Rosella Wilkerson
Rosella Wilkerson, 85, Minot, died on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in a Minot nursing home.
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