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Published January 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

Aubrey Thomas

Aubrey Thomas passed away unexpectedly on January 23, 2014 at the age of 92. He will be tremendously missed by his wife of 62 years, Catherine, his four children and their families; daughters, Dodie (Bob) Halvorsen, LuJean Thomas (Greg) Haakenson; and sons, Bruce (Jane), and Brian (Darcy). He also leaves grandchildren, Thomas and Zoe Halvorsen, Lydia and Nick Thomas, Laura Thomas, Jason (Jessamy) Thomas; brother, Wally (Carol); sister, Marlys Burkett; and sister-in-law, Bea Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his parents Louie and Alvina; and brothers, Robert and Roy.

Aubrey Thomas

Aubrey Thomas passed away unexpectedly on January 23, 2014 at the age of 92. He will be tremendously missed by his wife of 62 years, Catherine, his four children and their families; daughters, Dodie (Bob) Halvorsen, LuJean Thomas (Greg) Haakenson; and sons, Bruce (Jane), and Brian (Darcy). He also leaves grandchildren, Thomas and Zoe Halvorsen, Lydia and Nick Thomas, Laura Thomas, Jason (Jessamy) Thomas; brother, Wally (Carol); sister, Marlys Burkett; and sister-in-law, Bea Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his parents Louie and Alvina; and brothers, Robert and Roy.

Ever the optimist, Aubrey lived his life saying, "I'm the luckiest man in the world." He delighted in spending time with his loving family and his many wonderful friends.

Aubrey earned a Silver Star and Purple Heart while serving in Europe and Africa during WWII.

During his life he contributed by serving on the Buffalo River Watershed Board, Federal Land Bank of D.L., and American Crystal Sugar Factory Board; he was an active volunteer at his church and many other social organizations.

Visitation: Sunday, January 26, from 2-4 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 4, in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead.

Celebration of life: Monday, January 27, at 11 a.m., in North Buffalo Lutheran Church.

Interment: North Buffalo Lutheran Church Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to a charity of your choice.

Online guestbook and video tribute at www.wrightfuneral.com

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