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Casey M. Thomas

December 22, 1963 — October 28, 2020

Casey M. Thomas

Casey Maynard Thomas, “Ko’ska Wa’cin’yapi” (They Depend on the Young Man) 56 of Fort Totten ND began his journey to the Spirit World on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. 

Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  A Graveside Service will be on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Jerome’s Catholic Cemetery, Crow Hill District, rural Fort Totten ND.   The procession to St. Jerome’s will leave from the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Casey Maynard Thomas was born on December 22, 1963 in Fort Totten ND to Richard “Boke” Sr. and Winifred “Weenie” (Buck Elk) Thomas.  Casey attended school in Fort Totten ND.  While in school he joined the Signing Club and was on the Cross-Country Team for three years.  Casey completed the 11th grade and then went on to start his career at the Sioux Manufacturing Corporation (SMC).  Casey was employed at SMC for 20 years as a Quality Assurance (QA) Inspector. 

Casey was raised by his sister, Marilyn “Bubs” Thomas and lived with their parents, Boke and Weenie.  Casey didn’t have children of his own, but he loved children and always looked after the grandchildren.  He helped take care of his parents and always helped in any way he could.  Casey was always teasing his family and giving his nieces and nephews silly nicknames.  He was a very sociable person and liked to laugh and joke around with his friends.  He loved grilling and was always willing to cook for any occasion.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

Casey is survived by his loving family: his sisters Marilyn Thomas, Joyce (Thomas) Young Bear, Wanda Thomas, Anna Thomas and Cynthia Thomas; brothers Richard Thomas Jr., Adrian Thomas Sr., and Terry Dunn (adopted brother); brother-in-law Dennis Keo; sisters-in-law Della Thomas, Becky Two Hearts and JoAnn Smith; paternal aunt Lorraine Greybear; maternal aunts Esther Hapa and Gloria Buck Elk and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and relatives. 

Casey is preceded in death by his parents Richard and Winifred, sisters Cheryl (Thomas) Keo and Annie Rene Thomas, brothers Duane Thomas, Michael Thomas Sr., Timothy Thomas, Milton Thomas and Paul Yankton, brother-in-law Curtis Young Bear, sisters-in-law Charlene Thomas and Marie Thomas, grandparents Joseph and Martha Littlewind, Michael and Rosalie (Littlewind) Thomas, Michael and Mary Buck Elk, aunts Esther Buck Elk, Laura Thomas, Christine Alex and Lillian Mudgett, uncles Arthur Thomas, Herbert Thomas, Gideon Buck elk, Warren buck Elk Sr., Harvey Buck Elk, Hank Buck Elk Sr. andEli Buck Elk, nephews Andrew Thomas, Michael Thomas Jr. and Duane Keo, nieces Kari Ann Thomas, Faye Thomas, Joni Thomas and Denise (Thomas) Bjergaard and many other relatives.

Active Pallbearers: Terry Dunn, Benny Mudgett, Perry Mudgett, Marty Alex, Doug Yankton, Loren Greybear and Jore Thomas. Honorary Pallbearers: All of Casey’s friends and family.

Drummer and Singer Ivan Lovejoy Sr. will provide the music and all Drum Groups and Singers are welcome to share their songs in memory of Casey.

Casey is in the care of the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake.


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Past Services

Gathering of family and friends

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Graveside Service

Friday, November 6, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Jerome's Catholic Cemetery

North Dakota 57, Fort Totten, ND

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