Dr. Mark Dimond

Dec. 4, 1942-Oct. 4, 2019

Dr. Mark Dimond, 76,

Minot, passed away on

Friday, October 4, 2019 in

his residence. He resided

in Minot since 1974.

Mark was born in New

York City on December 4,

1942. His mother, Jessie

Dimond, was an actress,

and his father, Eddie Di-

mond was a stage

manager on Broadway.

Mark and his two older

brothers, Rex and Eddie

Jr. attended school in New

York and also in many

other cities when his fa-

ther was on tour with a

play. One year he and his

brother Rex were enrolled

in the St. Thomas Choir

School, a boarding school

in New York, located at

St. Thomas Church. He

was a member of the Boys

Choir, and at that time he

became interested in

studying the organ.

Mark received his B.S.

and M.S. degrees in organ

performance from the

Juilliard School of Music,

New York City, and his

D.M.A from the Universi-

ty of Iowa. He was a Ful-

bright scholar in 1968,

studying organ in Paris

with Maurice Durufle. He

also studied independent-ly in New York with Virgil

Fox. He was on the music

faculty of many institu-

tions, including Tennes-

see Technological Insti-

tute, Cookeville, Tennes-

see; National Music

Camp, Interlochen, Michi-

gan; Buena Vista College,

Storm Lake, Iowa; and

Minot State University,

where he taught organ, pi-

ano, class piano, and

harpsichord. He was a

former editor of the North

Dakota Music Educator

and published articles in

that journal as well as The

American Organist Maga-

zine. He was also the or-

ganist and music director

at several churches, in-

cluding: Bellarmine

Chapel, Cincinnati, Ohio,

while completing most of

his doctoral work at the

College Conservatory of

Music; St. Leo’s Church,

Minot; St. John the Apos-

tle Church, Minot; Little

Flower Church, Minot.

Mark was preceded in

death by: his mother, fa-

ther and brothers.

He is survived by: his

wife, Sarah Dimond; chil-

dren, Amy (Peter) Moran,

Katy, TX, Rex (Ashley) Di-

mond, Queen Creek, AZ

and Laurie (Eric) Kimball,

Minot; nine grandchil-

dren, Egan and Macy

Moran; Xander, Zakkyre

and Kailli Dimond; Carlos

Mascarena, Lily, Tristan

and Rowan Kimball.

Memorials should be at

the discretion of the

donor’s choice. There will

be a private family ser-


(Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot)