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Marilyn Allmaras

Marilyn D. Allmaras, age 97, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, ND.

She was born March 12, 1924, in Sheyenne, ND, to John and Amanda Hill.  She graduated from Sheyenne High School and continued her education at Oregon State University, Oregon.  Marilyn received her music education from the Music Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts with a major in piano.  She obtained a Standard Teaching Certificate from North Dakota, and later her Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) from North Dakota.

Marilyn was united in marriage to Edward J. Allmaras on January 19, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford.  During her life, she pursued various professions – teaching in country school, giving private piano lessons, and working as an LPN at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd.

Marilyn is survived by one daughter: Margo R. Allmaras of Fargo, ND; two sons: Dr. Mark (Kimberly Lorenzetti) Allmaras of Valparaiso, IN and Gregory (Susan) Allmaras of Prescott Valley, AZ; eight grandchildren: Jed (Melissa Hamm) Iverson, Tai-Shan (Jessica LaCanne) Allmaras-Zen, Scott (Rochelle) Thompson, Angela (Arthur) Cofell, Christopher Thompson, Shawnda Allmaras, Trevor Kuhn; six great-grandchildren: Gunnar and Dessirae Thompson, Chelsea Hermanson, Ashly (Matthew) Gabel, Aaron Cofell and Brianna Thompson; one great-great grandson: Ryker Gabel and one brother: Gordon (Darlene) Hill of Mandan, ND.

She is preceded in death by her parents: John and Amanda Hill; her husband: Edward Allmaras; daughter: Dr. DeVon M. Allmaras and grandson, Reid Allmaras.

In lieu of flowers, Marilyn’s family requests that memorials in her honor be directed to The Women’s Auxiliary Cemetery Association of New Rockford.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.

Private Family Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 10:30AM at St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford.

Burial will be at the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, New Rockford.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Marilyn was a big presence in our growing up years Condolences to “the twins” and Margo. Barbara Seiler

  2. Thank you Margo for the call of your Mother’s passing! What a beautiful photo of Marilyn! We have many memories of your family in our younger years and we cherish them. The holidays were sure fun when we all got together. Your Mom always took Steve and I along with her to the Priory when we were younger, at first, quite scary, until she gave us a little education! Thanks for the memories and please greet your family.
    Carolynn Hill Johnson

  3. Our condolences to the family

  4. Marilyn was like a second Mom to me. I learned so much from her & spent so much time with her. I loved her so much, she was a wonderful influence in my life!

  5. I remember your mother as an awesome lady. She had a thirst for education & loved the theater. She was always fun to work with! Condolences to all of your family & bless be her soul.

  6. My sympathy to the Allmaras family. We were good neighbors for years. Marilyn taught me a love for the piano and was always so supportive of me through the years. Whenever I would run into her, we would pick right up where we left off! Talking music!

  7. Margo, I remember your mom and dad so well and you darling blonde kids. What a thrill when the twins were born and many other NR memories. You look so much like your mother and we pray you and the family will have peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  8. I truly enjoyed Marilyn. We had some lovely visits. I remember her being especially fond of some of her earrings that a family member had made. She wore them proudly. She was a real gem.

  9. Marilyn must have loved music to have the patience it took to tolerate my lack of practicing before lessons. She was always calm, kind and chewed half a stick of Double mint gum as she sat next to me.What a sweet person.
    I’m glad I was given the opportunity to learn from her.
    Thank you, Marilyn.

  10. So sorry to learn of Marilyn’s passing. She was such a sweet lady and fabulous piano teacher. I don’t think I ever saw her in an unhappy mood. Will miss her smile and laughter.

  11. Marilyn was so special to me. She was a mentor for me as she was very instrumental in me pursing my RN degree. While I attended UND my freshman year of college Marilyn would meet with me at least once a month encouraging and pushing me to continue and work harder to fulfill my dreams of becoming a nurse. We often met at the park looking at the James River sitting in her big brown car. 😉 One time I told her “this is to hard I can’t do it”.
    And that was the last time I ever said those words! 😃
    Heaven gained an amazing angel! 🙏❤️❤️

  12. Wow what a sudden event for such a charming lady. I know that my heart will always be with her and your family. Such elegance and grace she showed for me as teddy the terrible!
    Such respect I would like to pass on to you and my sincere condolences for a great Mom and friend.
    Love to all of you Ted

  13. This is from Sandy MCGee and Alvino her husband sending our condolences We will miss very much We knew her from her Laughlin visits and always kept in touch

  14. Randy and I want to say our hearts are with you. Had many visits with her and enjoyed them

  15. My sincere condolences to all of Marilyn’s family. We can all be consoled knowing that she is in her final place of rest; at peace with God. We were fortunate to have such caring people, such as Marilyn, as we grew up in New Rockford. One lasting memory I have is at the Home of The Good Shepard when my mother was a resident. Late one evening I noticed; there was Marilyn at here job, passing out med’s, etc.

  16. Marilyn’s Music

    Ed was her accompanist.
    Devon was her melody.
    Margo was her harmony.
    Greg & Mark were her duet.
    Laughter was her heavenly lyric.
    Piano students were her noteworthy opus.
    Church organist was her sacred keyboard and Hymn of Praise.
    Licensed Practical Nurse was her variation on a motif.
    Horsewoman was her Fascinating Rhythm.
    Walking was her tempo.
    Her gracious life was a musical inspiration.
    Thank you, Aunt Marilyn, for sharing the song in your heart.
    Bette Allmaras

  17. Thoughts and prayers to the families, Marilyn was a very special and kind lady. I have thought of her a great deal and always remember little notes and cards she would send to my Mom, always signed with a simple – MA
    Heaven has indeed gained another angel.

  18. My brother John and I had a wonderful time with Marilyn and other ND relatives several years ago during our visit to N.D. Sympathies and prayers go out to Margo, and her twin brothers. I will always have fond memories of our visit with her at the casino near Devil’s Lake!

    I’m grateful for this video since I live far away from ND and we all are living through this pandemic.

  19. I took piano lessons from Marilyn back in the early 60’s, but my interest wasn’t the piano it more for Margo. That’s another story.
    Marilyn was a classy lady and I will never forget her.


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