Annella "Nell" Thompson


January 10, 1950 ~ November 30, 2022

Resided in: Hillsboro, ND

Annella passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at her home in Hillsboro, ND.

Annella Thompson was born January 10, 1950 in Breckenridge, MN, the daughter of Lawrence and Agnes (Althoff) Terfehr of Wolverton and attended the rural Cottonwood School and Breckenridge High School. After High School, she went to the New York Hair Styling Academy in Fargo and studied Cosmetology.

Annella was united in marriage to Leonard Thompson of Blanchard, ND at St Thomas Catholic Church in Kent, MN on September 6, 1969. Together, they made their home on a farm near Blanchard, moving into Blanchard a few years later. In 2011, Leonard and Annella (Nell) moved into Hillsboro where they made their home. Nell worked in the Hillsboro community for over 50 years as a hairstylist. Nell enjoyed gardening, baking, card making and spending time with her kids and grandkids.

Nell is survived by her daughter, Nikki (Jesse) Nissen of Bismarck, ND; her son Kyle (Ashley) Thompson of Fargo, ND; her three grandchildren Jace & Hannah Nissen and Branch Thompson; her siblings, Carol (Lowell) Siebels of Harwood, ND; Ron (Linda) Terfehr of Minot, ND, Mary (Dan) Walter of Bemidji, MN; Rick (Pam) Terfehr of Christine, ND; Laureen (Darral) Nordick of Rothsay, MN; Jan (Craig) Terfehr-Stockwell of Moorhead, MN and Sharon (Courtney) Oster of Pahrup. NV; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Thompson; her parents; sister – Benita Wheeler and in-laws (parents, brothers and sisters).

FUNERAL MASS: 11 AM Monday, December 5, 2022, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hillsboro – with visitation one-hour prior

PRAYER SERVICE/ROSARY: 5 PM Sunday, December 4, 2022, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hillsboro with visitation beginning at 3 PM

BURIAL: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery in Hillsboro

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at


Prayer Service - Sunday: December 4, 2022 5:00 pm

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
503 3rd St SE
Hillsboro, ND 58045

Visitation - Sunday: December 4, 2022 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
503 3rd St SE
Hillsboro, ND 58045

Funeral Mass - Monday: December 5, 2022 11:00 am

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
503 3rd St SE
Hillsboro, ND 58045

Visitation - Monday: December 5, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
503 3rd St SE
Hillsboro, ND 58045

View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. Sad to hear of nelle passing. Sending prayers, strength, and sympathies to all the family.

  2. I am so very saddened to hear of your lovely mother’s passing. Please know I am thinking of your family during this most difficult time. My prayers are with you.

  3. I’m so saddened to hear of Nell’s passing. She was one of the nicest people I have ever known. Our friendship spanned many many years. My prayers are with you as you make your way through the sad process.

  4. Nell was so kind to all of the residents at the nursing home. She will be missed by many. Sending prayers for the family,

    Sue & Mike Loverude

  5. Nikki, and Kyle. My heart hurts for you at this difficult time. May it give you comfort to know that your mother was truly loved and respected by all. She will be missed.

  6. So sorry for you loss Nikki and Kyle. Remember your mom as a very kind person and great neighbor in Blanchard

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. Jordan and I loved to go visit with your family with you in Blanchard. Love, Cheryl and Jordan

  8. I am so very sorry to hear of Nell passing I worked with her at assisted living and nursing home she is going to be missed from everyone especially the gals in assisted living. She was one of the kindest happy person I’ve ever known

    Rest In Peace Nell

  9. I was very sorry to hear of Nell’s death. She always made sure that my mother, Norma Keena looked her best. We were having a 90th birthday party for my Mom last year. Nell came in on a Sat. to make sure Mom looked her best. Nell will be missed by many.

  10. I was lucky to have worked with Nell for many years! I had such a great visit with Nell a couple of weeks ago and am so glad we did! Nell was a very special kind, loving , thoughtful and just beautiful inside and out! I will miss you dear friend and Nikki and Kyle I am so sorry for your loss!

  11. So sorry to hear about your mom. She will be missed a lot. Nell was great to work with as we did for many years. She was a very special friend. Prayers are being sent to you all.

  12. Nikki and Kyle…
    We are so saddened by your Mother’s sudden passing. As you know you two had a great mother…so very kind and friendly, and caring. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our deepest sympathy to you and your families and your
    mother’s entire family
    So sorry we could not be there today, keeping all in our prays.

  13. Nikki and Kyle, I just learned today December 13th of the passing of your mom
    I am so very sorry. Nikki. Please call me at 405-303-8669. She is the most blessed and wonderful lady I know. Prayers and thoughts to you all.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle