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Tuesday October 25th, 2022
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Hawley Lutheran Church
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Claudia Thomas

   Claudia Thomas, 65, of Osnabrock, ND, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, ND.

   Claudia Johanson was born January 2, 1957, in Hawley, MN, to Walter and Thelma (Most) Johanson. She grew up and went to school in Hawley, MN. After graduating from Hawley High School, she continued her education in Detroit Lakes, MN. On September 26, 1992, she married Randy Thomas at Hawley Lutheran Church.

   Claudia worked for many years as the activity director at the nursing home in Osnabrock, ND. She then spent over 15 years working in the housekeeping department at the hospital in Langdon before retiring.

   Claudia was a very loving and giving person, always worrying about others before herself. She was genuinely a happy person and laughed a lot, especially when her sisters were around. She cherished her family and was very close with her five nieces. She loved to travel and enjoyed country music; WeFest was one of her favorite places to be. Claudia was an active member of Dovre Lutheran Church in Osnabrock for 28 years. 

   Surviving Claudia are her husband of 30 years, Randy, of Osnabrock, ND; step-children: Eric (Mandy), Jennifer, Miles, and Benjamin (Denise); six step-grandchildren: Kinzie, Tyler, Jadyn, Myah, Michael, Alex; sisters Janice Grani of Hawley, MN and Anita (William) Hill of Detroit Lakes, MN; five nieces: Tracy Clouse (Rod), Michelle Pary (Bob), Kathryn Erickson (Kevin), Karen Kresien, Sue Rodgers, and several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Hank.

   Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, ND. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022, at Hawley Lutheran Church in Hawley, MN.

The family asks that memorials in Claudia’s name be directed to American Cancer Society.

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Claudia was one of the many kids that grew up in the neighborhood.

Wayne Oct 26 2022 12:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Claudia Thomas

Mary Jane Domres Oct 19 2022 3:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Claudia Thomas

Kathy Johnson Oct 19 2022 11:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Claudia Thomas

Sue Dearinger Oct 17 2022 3:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Claudia Thomas

Tracey Finall Oct 16 2022 9:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Claudia Thomas

Shane and Janelle Oct 15 2022 7:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Claudia Thomas

Monica and Leonard Heck Oct 15 2022 4:25 PM

I am sorry to hear that Claudia has passed away. She babysat for us a few times when her parents lived just up the street from us on Hartford in Hawley. My condolences to her family.

Jean Doty Oct 15 2022 12:23 PM

So sorry to hear of Claudia’s passing. Our sympathy to Anita and Janice and all of Claudia’s family.

Patty Blakeway Oct 14 2022 8:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Claudia Thomas

John and Linda Benoit Oct 14 2022 7:30 PM

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