Clemence "Clem" Allmaras
Clemence George Allmaras, 89 of New Rockford, ND, passed away on Sunday, March 26th, 2017, at his home surrounded by family members.
Clem was born on November 7th, 1927, the son of George and Marcella Allmaras (Beauclair) in New Rockford, ND. He grew up on the family farm, attending the local county school for 8 years and then at St. James Academy in New Rockford. He then enrolled in an agricultural program at the University of Minnesota. While in the University, Clem was involved in the Newman Club, the Catholic fraternity and was a Tri-State weight lifting champion.
After completing his degree in 1947, Clem moved back to New Rockford to assume management of the family farm in Wells County. In 1954, he married a schoolteacher from Harvey, ND, Jean Muscha, after being set up on a blind date by the priest at his parish. He was an active member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bremen, ND, as an organist, CCD teacher, parish council member and Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus. Clem also spent over a decade aiding the local youth community as a 4H leader.
After his retirement from farming in 1993, Clem moved to New Rockford and joined St. John’s Catholic Church, where he remained active in the Knights of Columbus, served on the New Rockford City Hospital board, and was a New Rockford Cenex board member.
Clem loved square dancing with the Rockford Squares and participated in this pastime with Jean and some of his children for many years. Always the consummate cattleman, Clem’s greatest joy was his cow calf operation, which he continued to run even after his retirement.
Clem is survived by his wife Jean of New Rockford, daughters Rosanne (Dave) Schmidt of Bismarck, ND; Monica (William) Waldschmidt of Crystal Lake, IL; Yvonne (Jeff) Solheim of Bemidji, MN; sons Ron (Martha) of Tuttle, OK; Jerry (Julie) of Auburn, WA; Kevin (Conni) of Carrington, ND; Brian (Annette) of Columbus, OH; 20 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; his sisters Camilla Lex, Hastings, MN; Lorraine McManmon, Hastings, MN; Patricia (Duane) Straley, Savage, MN; brother Charles (Lorraine), Colorado Springs, CO, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Marcella Allmaras; brother Raymond Allmaras; sister Marcella Backes; and infant sister Yvonne.
Clem’s family suggests memorials to your local Hospice.
ROSARY AND VIGIL SERVICE:
Thursday (March 30th) 6:30PM Rosary & 7PM Vigil Service, St. John's Catholic Church
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:
St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford, ND
DATE AND TIME:
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10:30AM
St. John's Catholic Cemetery
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Name: Ryan and Liz Ahrendt
Date: April 4, 2017
Message: We are so sorry to hear of your loss, and will miss seeing Clem each summer. What a sweet man he was! Our sincere condolences. Love you all!
Name: Eileen and Joe Hansen
Message: We are thinking about you all. If you need anything please let us know. Sending hugs.
Name: Jeff, Ingrid and Coleman Polkinghorne
Message: Very sorry for your loss Kevin.
Name: Ralph Dyrness
Message: My sincere condolences on the death of Clem. When I lived and worked in New Rockford, he was always willing to help in any way he could. I treasured his friendship and it was an honor to have taught some of the kids. God bless you all.
In Christ's Love, Ralph and Jean Dyrness
Name: Anna Rae Zaletel
Message: I am a cousin of Clem's . My Grandmother was Mary Jane Beauclair. I wish to offer my condolence!
He was a special man! I have kept in touch with his sister, Patty Straley.
Name: Ted Seiler
Message: I would like to express my sincere sympathy for all of your family and in passing with Clem. I will still remember the visits of the Papa farmers and Moms getting in some times to visit and be vigilant on the farms. I always enjoyed visiting the Allmaras homestead because we were always welcome. Clem will always have a place in my heart..next to my dad as a buddy and I'm sure next to God as a good man on the plains.
In honor of Clem!
Name: Sharon Nelson
Message: Our condolences are with you and all your family. Prayers coming your way
Aunt Sharon Nelson and Bill Krueger
Name: Toni & Steve Premo
Message: Yvonne, Jeff, Boys and family:
We are so sorry for your loss. No matter how old you are it still hurts. You just have to know that he is at peace and in a good place. Sending you a big hug.
Lots of Love,
Toni & Steve Premo
Name: Steve & Cheri Schmidt
Message: What a special man Clem was! We always enjoyed visiting him when we had the opportunity. We sure enjoyed a short visit as he & Jean visit passed through Nebraska a few years ago. We wish we could attend the funeral; We will be with you all with our thoughts & prayers & will have a Mass said for him at our church here. May those special moments and memories give you comfort and peace until you meet again.
With our care & prayers of sympathy; Steve & Cheri Schmidt
Name: Barbara Seiler
Message: Sorry to hear of Clem's passing. He and the Allmaras family were a fond part of our family farm life.
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