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Naomi L. Allmaras

Naomi L. Allmaras, age 82, of New Rockford, ND, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford.

Naomi L. (Eckert) Allmaras was born April 2, 1931, to Gertrude (Schlichting) and Joseph Eckert, Sr. at Garrison, ND. The family moved to Underwood, ND, and then to New Rockford, ND where Naomi graduated from high school in 1948. She attended Minot State Teacher’s College and graduated with a Standard Teaching Certificate in 1950. She taught at Sheyenne, ND, for one year.

Naomi married Ted Allmaras on October 11, 1951, in New Rockford, ND. They lived on the farm west of New Rockford until retiring to New Rockford in 1992.

Naomi was a church organist for over 50 years, serving at the Methodist Episcopal Church in New Rockford, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Bremen, Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Rockford, and St. John’s Catholic Church of New Rockford. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Superior Homemaker’s Club, Eddy County Historical Society, and the Rockford Red Hats.

Mother will be missed by her husband of nearly 62 years; her children, Garth (Cathy) Allmaras, Peoria, AZ; Louise (Cort) Arlien, Howard Lake, MN; Beth Ramsey, Las Vegas, NV; Arthur Allmaras, New Rockford; Roger (Laurie) Allmaras, Grafton, ND; Alison (Dennis) Nybo, Bismarck, ND; Gertrude (Mike) Magnuson, Oro Valley, AZ; Linus (Susette) Allmaras, New Rockford, ND; Dominic (Dawn) Allmaras, Kindred, ND; Zona (Scott) Mielke, Peoria, AZ. Her 30 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren will miss Grandma dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Beatrice, brothers Joseph, Robert, and Garth, sister-in-law Audrey, and brother-in-law Joe Umont.

In Lieu of Flowers, the family suggests memorials to: Alaskan Missions, c/o Catholic Bishop of Northern Alaska, Attn: Alaskan Shepherd Office, 1312 Peger Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709; or to the Fr. Alfred Allmaras Scholarship Fund, c/o Cardinal Muench Seminary c/o Diocese of Fargo,5201 Bishops Blvd. Suite A, Fargo, ND 58104

ROSARY SERVICE: Sunday at 7:00 PM and a VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30 PM all in St. John's Catholic Church

FUNERAL MASS: St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford, ND

DATE AND TIME: Monday, June 17, 2013 at 10:30 AM

INTERMENT: St. John's Catholic Cemetery, New Rockford, ND


Posted Condolences:

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Name: Cheryl (Erdelbrock) Janzen

Date: June 17th, 2013

Message: My condolences to a very wonderful family.She was such a shining star, always.It is a difficult thing to go through. God Bless you all.She will be missed in the community.


Name: Ken Knudsen

Date: 6-17-13

Message: Sorry to hear the news. I have fond memories of Naomi. Always fun when she was around. And throw in Ted and it was always a hoot. Real good folks. She will be missed.


Name: Deanna Smith Erickson

Date: June 17, 2013

Message: My deepest sympathy to the Allmaras family on the passing of Naomi. I lived through the alley from Naomi for about a year and she was so pleasant and always had a smile - she was a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


Name: jeanne tews

Date: 6-17-13

Message: Allmaras--Sorry about the loss of Naomi--She had the most AWESOME smile... My prayer and thought are with you all..

Jeanne (Guler) Tews


Name: Kathleen Bennett

Date: 6/14/2013

Message: Louise and family.  I am very sorry to read in the Fargo Forum the passing of your Mother.  Something told me to read further because I was sure that was your Maiden name.  Thoughts/PRAYERS to all of the family.


Name: Denise Applegate

Date: 6/14/2013

Message: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Allmaras. One of my fondest childhood memories was visiting the home with Allison and the "structured chaos" of supper time, so many kids, so much love. She had the most pretty smile and seemed to love you all so much. Deepest sympathies.


Name: Deb Hoffman

Date: 6//13/2013

Message: My thoughts and prayers go out to the Allmaras family. Naomi was a blast and she always had a smile on her face. She was a great neighbor to my mom for years. God Bless her and may she RIP.


Name: Maurice J. Best

Date: 6/13/13

Message: Garth,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.

Peace, patience, and understanding to all of you.


Maury Best


Name: JoAnn (Schagunn) Watson

Date: 06/13/13

Message: My prayers go to the Allmaras Family. Naomi was a bowling partner and friend of My mom's. Boy the memories just flowing. It is those memories that do help during these difficult times.
JoAnn Schagunn Watson


Name: Betsy Boynton

Date: June 13, 2013

Message: I am praying for your whole family. Zona I am glad that you and Elyse will be there with your family next week.


Name: Claude Ramsey

Date: 6-12-13

Message: My condolences to the Allmaras family. Naomi was a great woman and will be missed by many. My heart goes out to the family and I only wish for the best for all during this difficult time.