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Jean Allmaras

Jean Marie Allmaras, 94 of New Rockford, ND passed away on May 9, 2023 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shephard in New Rockford.

Jean was born on August 5, 1928, the daughter of Ferdinand and Mabel (Specht) Muscha in Harvey, ND. She was the fourth of nine children, and helped to raise her five younger siblings and keep house at the tender age of ten when her mom passed away, all during the depression, eating many meals of potatoes and eggs. While helping to nurture her siblings, she also found time to play with them outside and loved climbing the Boxelder trees on the farm.

Following graduation from high school in Harvey, she attended Minot State Teacher’s College where she earned a degree in teaching. Jean taught country school near the Harvey home farmstead and later taught second grade in Fessenden. While in Fessenden she was set up on a blind date by her parish priest with a charming farm boy named Clem, who took her to the Easter dance at the church. They were married on Oct. 30, 1954 and celebrated 62 years together.

Clem and Jean lived on the family farm west of New Rockford for 47 years, where they raised seven children. Jean served her community for years as a 4-H Club leader, Happy Homemakers Club member, and further served her religious community as a CCD teacher, sacristan, and a member of the St. Jude’s Circle of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bremen, ND. In 2001, they moved to New Rockford. She served her Lord faithfully and lived a virtuous life.

Jean was a wonderful seamstress, cook, baker and was exceptionally gifted with her bread making skills. Many blue ribbons were awarded to her at the Wells County and ND State Fairs for her breads, donuts and candies. She had a natural green thumb becoming a master gardener. She loved tending her flower gardens and raised and canned vegetables to stock her pantry.

Jean and Clem square danced for many years with the Rockford Squares in area towns. They even coerced four of their children into square dancing with them. Jean had a playful sense of humor and liked a good funny which saw her through the challenges of raising seven children and being the wife of a farmer.

Jean was always active and loved spending time outdoors riding bike, walking, or just bird watching. She enjoyed attending family gatherings, especially the annual summer family vacation at Boot Lake in MN for the last 31 years. Their 20 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren were a special source of pride and joy, and they created many wonderful memories there.

Jean was a nurturing and loving mother who always put everyone else’s needs first. Her greatest legacy was her family. She is survived by her children Rosanne (Dave) Schmidt of Bismarck, Ron (Martha) of Oklahoma City, OK, Jerry (Julie) of Auburn, WA, Monica (Bill) Waldschmidt of Crystal Lake, IL, Kevin (Conni) of Carrington, ND, Yvonne (Jeff) Solheim of Bemidji, MN, and Brian (Annette) of Columbus, OH; her siblings, Sr. Elizabeth Rose Muscha of Valley City, ND, Lois Martins of San Jose, CA, Patty Sauter of Harvey, ND, Betty Kiser of Fargo, ND, Ken Muscha of Harvey, ND, and Jerry Muscha of Dallas, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clemence; grandson, Ross Allmaras; brothers, Myron Muscha and Robert Muscha.

Jean’s family suggests memorials to the Lutheran Home of the Good Shephard or to St. John’s Catholic Church in New Rockford.


Jean’s Visitation will be Friday, 5:00PM – 7:00PM with a Rosary Service at 6:40PM followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00PM all at St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford, ND.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 10:30AM at St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford, ND.

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

Posted Condolences:


  1. Clem welcomed Jean with open arms
    Prayers go out to Jean’s family and friends from Mickey and Vivian Whetham’s family.

  2. Jean was a wonderful lady. I remember her well from being friends with her oldest daughter Roseann. She was always a welcoming lady at church and community events. May the family of Jean find comfort in this time of mourning..

  3. What a wonderful tribute to a very special person. Jean and Clem raised a remarkable family! Their story goes on…

  4. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

  5. My sincere condolences to Jeans’s family. My memories of Jean are from the Bremen Church, cards with my Mom, the dentist office, and at last visits with her and my Mom at the Home. She was a very kind, gentle, and soft-spoken. Prayers for Jeans family in the days ahead.

  6. She is now reunited with her loving husband! Such a beautiful picture of Jean! Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you!

  7. Prayers for comfort and peace! Jean was a lovely person and it was always nice to visit with her children and grandchildren. I’m sure she is happy to be with Clem again!

  8. Thinking of all of you and sending my prayers your way

  9. Very nice tribute for a special person. We always enjoyed visiting with Jean. We know she and Clem are joyfully reunited again. May your special memories and your faith, family and friends give you comfort and peace until you meet again. Since we cannot attend the funeral we will have a Mass said for her in Nebraska. Our prayers and sympathy are with you all during this difficult time.

  10. Sorry for your loss – find comfort in knowing she is now reunited with Clem! Such a beautiful picture you shared of Jean! God Bless you all – Our thoughts & prayers are with you all!!

  11. Thinking of you all and sending love and peace during this time. Thank you for sharing the beautiful picture and photo of Aunt Jean and for the thoughtful obituary. It brought great memories of visiting the farm, getting to eat her delicious cooking, and of her and Uncle Clem square dancing. Much love to you.

  12. Clem and Jean were great and being with them was always a delight. I remember square dancing with them. They are now dancing. May God grant them eternal peace.


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