OBITUARY

John Gentzkow

December 9, 1941April 30, 2019
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Funeral services for John Gentzkow, 77, of Davenport will be 10 AM, Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Grace Evangelical Free Church, 5520 Eastern Avenue, Davenport.

Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is Friday evening from 4:30-7:30 PM at Weerts Funeral Home, 3625 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. Memorials may be made to Grace Evangelical Free Church.

After a brief illness, John passed away peacefully at his home, on Tuesday, April 30 surrounded by his family. He was born in 1941 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of John and Bernice Gentzkow. He married Joan Nowicki on October 26, 1963, in Mendota, IL.

John worked as an operations manager in various industries throughout his career. He was actively involved in boards and committees at various organizations and at his church. He enjoyed spending time with his family at home and in Colorado.

Survivors include his wife Joan; six daughters: Jennifer Kem, Davenport, Jill (Jeff) Jost, Waukee, IA, Janice (Mike) Burris, Urbandale, IA, Jodi (Brent) Bowles, Searcy, AR, Janine (Kevin) Wright, Davenport and Janel (Ryan) Kelly, Davenport; 14 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren and sisters: Mary (John) Korschgen, Carol Horner and Kathy Gerard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ronald and Doug, and his grandson Ryan Burris.

  • FAMILY

  • Joan Gentzkow, Wife
  • Jennifer Kem, Daughter
  • Jill (Jeff) Jost, Daughter
  • Janice (Mike) Burris, Daughter
  • Jodi (Brent) Bowles, Daughter
  • Janine (Kevin) Wright, Daughter
  • Janel (Ryan) Kelly, Daughter
  • Mary (John) Korschgen, Sister
  • Carol Horner, Sister
  • Kathy Gerard, Sister
  • John is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ronald and Doug and his grandson Ryan Burris.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jim Craig
  • Kevin Wright
  • Ryan Kelly
  • Mike Burris
  • Jeff Jost
  • Brent Bowles
  • DONATIONS

  • Grace Evangelical Free Church

Services

  • Visitation Weerts Funeral Home Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Funeral Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Kathy DeCuir (MacDonald)

May 2, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about John's passing..You are in my prayers and thoughts. We shared many wonderful years as neighbors in Bettendorf as our families grew up. Lots of great memories.

Jerry Frietchen

May 2, 2019

Please accept our sincere sympathies for your loss. When I was a member of the Rams Horn Board of Managers, I quickly learned of John's passion for doing the right thing and his wisdom, coupled with some wit, made for interesting meetings.
I learned so much from him and for that, I am forever grateful.
It isn't often you get a chance to meet a man such as John. It was truly one of the best benefits we received from being a Rams Horn owner.
God bless his soul.

Alex and Deborah Gibson

May 2, 2019

Sending our sincere condolences to Joan and the entire Gentzkow Family from Estes Park, Colorado. His many contributions to the owner families of Rams Horn Village Resort will live on for generations. We were so sorry to hear of John's passing. In sympathy, Alex, Deb, and the staff and owners of RHVR

Bob & Sandi McGinnis

May 2, 2019

We have so many happy memories from the time all our children were small and over the time since then. You have been special friends for over 50 years & even though we live far apart now you are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you God’s peace.

Kathy (Lewis) Rollings

May 2, 2019

I recognized this name as I read the obituaries. I am so sorry for your loss. A LONG time ago I used to babysit for your family. I remember being impressed (as a young person) with how nice your family was and what great parents you were. For this reason (and the fact that there were so many girls!) this babysitting job has always remained in my memories. God Bless you all and comfort you.

Don and Marie Chaon

May 1, 2019

Dear Joan and girls and your families,
We would like to extend our condolences to all of you. We will be praying for strength and comfort for each of you as you grieve the death of your loved one. Cherish those special memories.
Love,
Don and Marie
Cedar Rapids, IA

jim craig

May 1, 2019

Aunt Joan and family , very sorry to hear about Uncle Jacks passing. My condolences .
Jim Craig jr Chicago

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