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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Allen Allard
July 7, 1940 - May 7, 2022

Residence: Williston, North Dakota



On May 7th, 2022, Allen passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family.

He was born July 7th, 1940 to Michael and Agnes Allard in Poplar, MT. They lived in the Sand Hills at Medicine Lake, MT and at the age of 3 they moved to Snowden, MT where his father got a job on the Great Northern Railroad. Shortly after moving there, while running across the railroad tracks, Allen fell in between the rails and was run over by 13 cars of a Great Northern train and survived without a scratch.

The family moved to Buford, ND where he attended grade school. Allen grew up as a hard-working young man. When he was in the upper grades, he worked for Harold Zimmerman, especially during sheep shearing time where he would catch the sheep for the shearers. During the summers he would spend time with his Grandma Grandbois in Wolf Point, MT. At the age of 13 he drove truck and ran errands for a farmer north of Poplar. He often commented that he got to drive his brand new truck. At the age of 15, Allen went to work at the Davidson Cattle Company where he helped move a large herd of cattle from Williston, across the river, to the reservation. It took them 3 days, they would camp out at different farms. He went to school for 1 year in Williston where he loved the sport of football and was the only freshman starting on the Varsity Team. At the age of 16 he went to work on the Great Northern Railroad where he remained for 39 1/2 years. He first worked for the Maintenance of way, working as the Foreman on many jobs. He was a Machine Operator and Track Inspector and worked his way up to a Roadmaster and retiring as an Official at the age of 55.

While working on the railroad, his love was living the rodeo life riding saddle bronc. Around 1965 he joined his country western band, the Missouri Valley Boys with his brother, Pat. For many years they played all over western North Dakota and eastern Montana until his brother, Pat died tragically in a car accident. After that, Allen had his own band for a few years.

He and his family moved to Epping, ND where he lived for the remainder of his life. Allen married Linda Lind on May 17th 1957. He loved the little ranch they lived on and were blessed with four sons that he was always so proud of. One of the highlights of his life was when 2 of his sons played in the 1977 State Class B Basketball Tourney for the Epping Eagles. Then his oldest son coached and took the Litchville Trojans to State in 1991 and his youngest son played basketball for the Williston Coyotes going to State in 1988 & 1990. Allen and Linda were entertained for years going to many of their son’s and grandchildren’s basketball, softball and baseball tournaments.

Allen loved the PBR and was able to take his sons and their wives to the finals in Las Vegas. He loved to golf with his boys. He was very proud of his heritage as a Native American and was honored as an elder in Trenton during Tisa Days in the Summer of 2021. Allen will be missed by many.

Allen is survived by his loving wife, Linda; children, Bob Allard, Ron (Stacey) Allard; daughters-in-law, Deb Allard, Mary Allard; grandchildren, Denver (Benita) Allard, Randi Allard, Trisha Wuori , Dustin Allard, Heather (Eric) Kotaska, Dale (Amanda), Allard, Lindsey (Jon) Sarkilahti, Bobbi (Jantzen) Case, Jordan (Kaylee) Allard , Donald Allard Jr., Teal (Josh) Nelson, Kacee and Kelli Allard; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Larson; brother-in-law, Sonny Swensen; sisters-in-law, Darlene Allard, Dorothy Lynch; many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Agnes Allard, sons, Allen Allard, Donald Allard; brothers, Pat (Ann) Allard; Tom (Darlene) Allard; sisters, Joyce (Keith) Larson, Laura (Sonny) Swensen; in laws, Vernon (Joanne) Lind, Mary (Donald) Knutson, Ruby (Glen) Petty, Floyd Lynch; niece, Donna Helde.

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Myron Eide
May 9, 2022
Linda and Family, Sorry for your loss. I learned alot about railroading from Allen. He was a good friend and a great Boss to work for and with. I will miss our visits at ballgames and running into him in Williston.
Dennis Hoffelt
May 9, 2022
Rest in peace friend from our youth. Great memories
RONALD f ARNDT (minot, ND)
May 9, 2022
sorry for your loss. I worked for Allen. I had great respect for him. All roadmasters should have the qualities and integrity he had.
Charlene (Ward) Kirkendoll (Gillette, WY)
May 9, 2022
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.
Leonard and Dory Harstad (Mesa, AZ)
May 9, 2022
Sorry for your loss.
Tara and Aaron Long (Epping, ND)
May 9, 2022
We are so sorry for you loss. Alan was a great guy. We will miss him. Your in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please let us know we are just around the corner.
Ron & Betty Jo Falcon (Trenton, ND 58853)
May 9, 2022
Linda & family, our sincere sympathy on the passing of Allen. Out thoughts & prayers are with you. Allen was a special cousin of Ron’s(Stretch).
Cal and Leann (Williston, ND)
May 9, 2022
Good friend and neighbor lotsa good laughs at township meetings will be missed
David Johnson (Billings, MT)
May 9, 2022
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Allard family. My dad worked with Allen on the railroad for a few years. My dad's name was Kenneth Johnson.
Vera Weiler and family (Dickinson, ND)
May 9, 2022

So sorry to hear about Uncle Allen. Our prayer and thought for you and your family, he will be greatly missed
Chantel (Allard) Puckett (Hazen , Nd )
May 10, 2022
Linda and family. So sorry for your loss!
Karen And Ron Sillerud (Dickinson, ND)
May 10, 2022
Bob, Lindsey and Jordan, our sincere sympathy to you and all of the Allard family at this difficult time. Praying that the memories you have will bring you peace, comfort and understanding in the days, weeks and months to follow. Bless the memory of your dad and grandfather.
James Cron (HOUSTON, TX)
May 10, 2022
Allan and my Dad knew each other. My Dad, Barney Cron, had the upmost respect for Allan. Allan and Linda bought my polled Hereford bull ‘Pat’ from me. I think it was the winter of 77 or 78 and the snow was stock rack high. Through my Dad, we kept tabs on Pat. By all accounts he had a good life, cared for by Allan. Allan was a good guy. He will be missed.
David Meland
May 10, 2022
My first roadmaster I had when I started on the Burlington Northern Railroad. Good guy to work for.
Daryl and Bette Belik (Tioga, Nd)
May 10, 2022
Sorry to hear of Allen's passing. We are praying for your family.
Eugene and clara Pekarek (royaltonouy, mn)
May 10, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family
Vicki Lihudis Hollen (Williston , ND)
May 11, 2022
My parents (Gary and Barb Lihudis) wanted me to pass on their deepest condolences to your family. My dad knew Allen from the railroad days. He thought the world of him and they had even stayed in touch over the years. So very sorry for your loss.
Larry Granbois (Trenton, ND)
May 11, 2022
My condolences to Alan's family. I knew who Alan was but never had the pleasure of meeting him sorry to say but it sounds like he was a special person. May he rest in peace.
Dale Long (LaLuz, NM)
May 11, 2022
Sorry for your lose Linda and family. Much love from the Longs and many great memories that will not be forgotten. Love Dale and Brenda Long
(Cy and Jean's youngest)
Michelle (Williston, NORTH DAKOTA)
May 14, 2022
Aunt Linda and Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you
May you find strength and comfort in the days ahead
Uncle Allen was a wonderful man and will be missed
Ron Ostberg (Haslet, TX)
May 14, 2022
Linda and family, I am saddened to hear of Al’s passing. I first met Al when he was a payloader operator (a good one!). When he became Roadmaster I worked his territory most of the time and we became good friends. He took a liking to me and took me under his wing and mentored me and helped promote me to my first Roadmaster position. So many good times, challenges, derailments, snow plows, etc. He trained and tested me in ways I never knew possible. My career blossomed from that point on. I hope I made him proud. Rest In Peace my friend.
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