Allen J. Baumgartner


Allen John Baumgartner, 65, Bismarck, died August 24, 2023, at home after a long illness.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 15, at Church of Corpus Christi, Bismarck, ND.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bismarck. A livestream of the service will be available at https://corpuschristibismarck.com/

A visitation will be held Thursday, September 14, from 6 PM to 7:00 PM at Bismarck Funeral Home with a Vigil Service at 7:00 PM.  Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Allen was born July 1, 1958, in Linton, ND, the son of Pius and Ann (Jochim) Baumgartner. He was raised and educated in Strasburg, graduating from Emmons Central High School in 1976.

On January 2, 1982, he married Ofelia Aguinaldo. He co-owned and operated Skippers in Bismarck for 11 years and also operated an extensive cleaning and floor care company.  Before retiring in 2017, he worked as a distributor for Quality Meats in Fargo.

Allen loved cooking and created many new and delicious recipes. He volunteered his cooking skills to Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Bismarck for their fish fries for many years.  He was also a big fan of Elvis Presley and Alice Cooper. He enjoyed collecting cooking gadgets and Elvis memorabilia. Recently, his greatest joy was loving his grandkids and spending time with them when he was able to.  He was the most loving Papa to them and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Ofelia, Bismarck, ND; his daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Krystal and Whitney Hoversten and his grandson, Levi, and granddaughter, Noa, Lakewood, CO; his son, Derick Baumgartner, Las Vegas, NV; his brother and sister-in-law, Dr. James and Ellen Baumgartner, St Cloud, MN; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Sandra Baumgartner, North Las Vegas, NV; and his sister-in-law, Roberta Baumgartner, Bismarck. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, cousins and many nieces and nephews.

Allen was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Baumgartner and Mr. and Mrs. John Jochim; his parents, Pius and Ann Baumgartner; and his brother, Daniel Baumgartner.

The family of Allen would like to sincerely thank all of the amazing nurses and staff with Caring Edge, who provided care and support to Al and Ofelia until his passing.


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We are so sorry to hear of Al’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for the whole family.

Sorry to hear of your loss of Al. Always hard to lose a loved one. May he Rest In Peace. Treasure all the good memories of past years. RIP

Sorry to her about Al passing as had a nice visit with him a few months ago. My condolences to the family.

I used to manage a convenience store and Al was a customer of mine. My wife and I used to go to Skippers on a regular basis, so I recognized Al from the 1st day he came into the store. One day, I decided to confront him and ask him where Skippers got the seasoning for a type of fish that my wife and I loved. I was shocked when he told me that he made it himself. He brought me a jar and told me to try it, and if I liked it, he would sell me some. It was the seasoning that I remembered. Al’s seasoning was one of a kind – and so was he. Condolences to the family.

So sorry to of the passing of Al. Al and I had many great times together. He was such a wonderful person to be around and will be missed by all. My condolences to Ofelia and family. RIP AL