Minnie Thomas, 92


Minnie Thomas, 92, of Palmyra, Wis., passed away peacefully while on a trip to Colorado accompanied by family.

Minnie was born on April 25, 1920, in Cushman Mill, town of Sullivan, Wis. On July 12, 1941, Minnie married Arthur G. Thomas and they celebrated 63 plus years of marriage. The lived in the town of Sullivan on Hardscrabble Road most of their married life.

Surviving Minnie are her eight children: Virginia (Frank( Pfinder, William (Diana Johnson) Thomas, Mary (Frederick) Schneider, Kenneth (Christine Foltz) Thomas, Helen Thomas Evans, Thomas Thomas, Debra (Brian) Blossom, Traci (Todd) Bult, 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Dorothy Propp Gartzke and sister-inlaw Vera Propp.
Minnie was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur G. Thomas, her parents, four sisters, four brothers and three grandchildren.

Minnie graduated from Jefferson High School Jefferson, Wis., in 1938. She held the position of treasurer and secretary for Thomas Construction for 56 years. Minnie was active in many community groups such as 4-H, Cub Scouts, American Cancer Society and Red Cross blood drives. She was a 50-year member of the Rob Morris Chapter of the Order of the Easter Star No. 10, treasurer of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church Women and was active in the church until her passing.

Minnie left this life doing the things she loved, spending time with family and traveling the country as well as her time spent with the Red Hatters.

Family will be happy to receive friends on Thursday, June 28, at Haase-Lockwood Funeral Home in Palmyra, Wis., between 4-7 p.m. with an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. Guests may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 29, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Melendy's Prairie Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pleasant Valley Methodist Church or the Rome Historical Society.