Marie Thompson, 76, Bismarck, went to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 14th, 2023, after battling cancer for a bit over a year.
Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, May 22, at Bismarck Community Church, 1617 Michigan Ave, Bismarck.
Family will begin greeting guests one hour prior to the service. The family invites you to join them for a light meal and fellowship after the service.
Burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck.
Marie was born in Grand Forks, ND on May 9, 1947, and was raised in Sioux Falls, SD, graduating high school in 1965. While being a single mother to her two children, she attended and graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Mary. She enjoyed working at Burleigh County Social Services with the elderly and disabled which she did for 28 years before retiring in 2012.
She gave her life to serve others and was an active member of Bismarck Community Church where she attended for over 40 years. Many fond memories were made during her Evangelism Explosion International days, and she took her role as Deacon and organising the prayer team very seriously. Following retirement, Marie volunteered for Tax Aide through the AARP including being the scheduler and attended Bible Study Fellowship. She was thought to have been born with a deck of cards in her hands as she loved playing pinochle and Bridge. Marie was well known for her infectious laughter, great advice and love for tweety-bird and Elvis. Although shy, Marie had a way with people like no other.
Marie will be greatly missed by her children, Roger and Pam Thompson; brother, Larry (Char) Sivertson; nephews, Dak (Dawna) and their two girls (Devin and Kelly), and Matthew (Caroline); three cousins and their families; as well as countless lifelong friends and loved ones.