The funeral mass for Magdalene Thomas, age 99, Ulen, Minnesota, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at St. Anthony?s Catholic Church in Selz, North Dakota. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour before the mass on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in St. Anthony?s Catholic Cemetery in Selz. Magdalene passed away Saturday, January 4, 2003 at the Viking Manor in Ulen, Minnesota.
Magdalene was born January 3, 1904 in Wellsburg, North Dakota, the daughter of Casper and Anna (Heilman) Thomas. She grew up near Wellsburg, North Dakota, and graduated from Harvey (North Dakota) High School. Magdalene attended Dickinson State College in Dickinson, North Dakota, and taught for one year following. After her sister Helen graduated from high school in 1929, the two moved to St. Paul, Minnesota where Magdalene worked in restaurants and as a seamstress. Magdalene moved into Viking Manor in 1992.
Magdalene is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and ten brothers and sisters.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo