July 26, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
Updated July 26, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
Lori K. Thomas, 51, of New Munich, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family July 14, 2023, from a cerebral hemorrhage at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with the Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. July 28 at the church in New Munich.
Lori was born Aug. 12, 1971. She graduated from Red River High School, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Lori was united in marriage to James Steven Thomas Aug. 15, 1998. In 2005, Lori and Jim settled in New Munich to raise their family.
Lori worked for Trobec’s Bus Service in St. Stephen and William’s Bus Service in Freeport, both of which she adored her student passengers, and most recently, Schmidty’s convenience store in Freeport, where she took pleasure in visiting with friends. Lori valued her faith in God and enjoyed attending Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in New Munich, where she was a member.
In her spare time, Lori liked to go target shooting with her handgun, swimming, fishing, take long walks, and anything to do with the outdoors. She was fond of traveling and had visited the 48 contiguous United States. Lori was also an avid musician and lover of music. She was often heard playing her music before being seen driving down the street in her Trailblazer.
Lori is survived by her husband, Jim; four children Jessica (grandchild Abby), Ashley, Jimmy and Daniel (girlfriend Jewels); father Steve (Odile) Streed; brother David; sister Rachel; sisters-in-law Susan and Debbie; and her special companion, Chewie.
Lori was preceded in death by her mother, Laurel Severson; father-in-law James Thomas; and mother-in-law Sandra Thomas.
Lori was a giving person with a loving heart who will be missed dearly by all who knew her.