Della Elizabeth Thomas

Della Elizabeth Thomas , 84, formerly of Deer Park, Stanton Township and New Richmond, died August 7, 1982 at the American Heritage Center in Hammond.

She was born November 8, 1898 in Pipestone, Minn. to August and Matilda (Nenstiel) Kohlrusch. On November 27, 1922 she married Owen Thomas in St. Paul. He preceded her in death on August 6, 1962 in New Richmond.

She worked as a clerk in a retail bakery for ten years, and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her son, Loren Thomas of New Richmond; one daughter, Mrs. Chris (Loretta) Bethke of New Richmond; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother Melvin Kohlrusch of New Richmond, and a sister, Mrs. William (Alice) Thompson of Deer Park.

Funeral services will be at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Deer Park August 11 at 11 AM with Rev. Richard Matthies officiating. Steve Heinecke, soloist, and Mrs. Richard Matthies, organist, will provide the music.

Pallbearers will be Keith, Wayne, Gene and Neal Thomas, Gary and Steve Bethke. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Deer Park.

The Beebe Mortuary of New Richmond was in charge of the arrangements.