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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

Gloriann Roteliuk
Gloriann Roteliuk, 77, Sawyer, died Monday, February 8, 2016, in a Minot hospital.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, rural Sawyer, ND.
Visitation is Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.
Brady Elder
Brady Elder, 60, Garrison, formerly of Minot, died Friday, February 05, 2016, in a Garrison hospital.
Funeral Service: Friday, February 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Minot.
Visitation: Thursday, February 11, 2015 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
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Arlaine Durbin
Arlaine Durbin, 91, Minot, died Wednesday, February 03, 2016, in a Minot hospital. Funeral Service: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Vincent United Methodist Church, Minot. Visitation: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, from noon until the start of the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to Shriners Childrens Hospital or the Souris Valley Animal Shelter.

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Howard Arneson
Howard Arneson, 80, Antler, died Saturday, January 16, 2016 in a Minot hospital. Services will be held at a later date.
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Evelyn Dendinger
Evelyn Dendinger, 95, Minot, died November 30, 2015 in a Minot nursing home. Funeral Service: May 13, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Minot.
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Hazel L. Smith
Hazel L. Smith, 107, Minot, formerly of Des Lacs, died on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in a Minot nursing home. Visitation: January 22, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Funeral Service: April 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Minot. Memorials are preferred to Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Minot.
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Marian Bower
Marian Bower, 85, Prescott, AZ, formerly of Minot, died Monday, January 11, 2016 in a Prescott, AZ nursing home. Mass of Christian Burial: July 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church - Minot. Visitation: July 14, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home - Minot.
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