Alice Jean Gentzkow, 77, Fargo, ND, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 8, 2011.

Alice was born on April 25, 1933, the daughter of Mike and Catherine Steffes.  She grew up in LaMoure, ND, where she graduated from LaMoure High School and met the love of her life, Franklin John Gentzkow.  Alice married Frank on October 21, 1954.  They lived in Fargo where they raised five children.

Even though Frank passed away in 1982, Alice lived a full and happy life spending her retirement years at Riverview Place in south Fargo.

Alice is survived by her children, Paul (Barb) Gentzkow, Saratoga, CA, John (Teresa) Gentzkow, Greenwood, IN, Connie (Rick) Foyt, Eden Prairie, MN, Tom (Vickie) Gentzkow, West Fargo, ND, Mark (Jennifer) Gentzkow, Glendale, IL; 11 grandchildren; sister, Lorraine (Elmer) Quinlan, Fairbault, MN; brothers, Clarence (Mar-Jo) Steffes, Bismarck, ND,  Leo Steffes, North Royalton, OH; and brother-in-law, Ed Prochniak, Fargo, ND.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin John Gentzkow; sisters, Irene Prochniak, Florence Schmidt, and Bernice Watkins.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to Riverview Place - 5300 12th St. S., Fargo ND 58104.

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