In loving memory of

Alice Jean Hollenbach
May 12, 1948 - July 29, 2020

Alice Jean (Oehler) Hollenbach, age 72 of Rochester, MN passed away on July 29, 2020 at her home from complications of Huntingtons Disease.
Alice was born to Earl and Leta (Martin) Oehler on May 12, 1948 in Cincinnati, OH as one of 14 siblings. Alice and 2 of her younger brothers were relocated to Rochester, MN to live with their Aunt and Uncle due to Alice's mother's death and her father was ill with cancer. This was incredibly sad for her to leave her Dad behind and move. Alice graduated from John Marshall High School in 1968 and she loved her black and red school colors and still did to this day. After high school she married and had 2 daughters, Kari Conant and Shari (Steve) Hamilton. The couple later divorced. Alice met Rod in June 1986 and married in December, a romance that lasted 33 years and to the day she passed away. Alice loved her family and especially her granddaughter, Hailee Prigge and her two great grandchildren, Bentley and Braxlynn. Alice worked at the State Hospital in Rochester as a psychiatric tech until it closed and met a lifelong friend, Chrissy who also was one of her caregivers. Her only other job was at Rochester Public Utilities as a purchasing clerk where she also met a dear friend, Kathy. Alice and Kathy shared many laughs at work. Alice always had the MN Twins in view during the summer, she liked her baseball. She also liked gardening, dancing, yahtzee and most of all she was just an amazing, resilient woman with a good sense of humor and a great outlook for life.
A special thanks to the staff at Mayo Hospice Team and the Mayo Primary Care House Calls Program Team, they all gave her the loving care that she deserved.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes (5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN). Burial will take place at Oakwood East Cemetery.
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Rodney Hollenbach wrote on Jul 31, 2020:

"Rodney My wife and friend with unconditional love for her family She brought so much Love and Compassion into my life that it gave me hope for a brighter future, if I needed a boost she was there for me with a smile a kiss and the warmth from her heart, she is my soul mate."

Tom,Kim Daney wrote on Jul 30, 2020:

"Rod, Family, so sorry to hear the passing of your wife and mom. Prayers to all during this difficult time. Tom& Kim Delaney"

Sharon Wacker wrote on Jul 30, 2020:

"Alice and I had a few things in common,we were both crazy about Elvis.We loved games and yahtzee.When the apples were ready, we made apples pies , apple cakes, apple crisp, anything apple we could come up with. We had so many good times .One more thing about Alice she was the biggest hugger of all.Miss you Alice and sorry for your loss Rod Love Bob and Sharon"

Hailee wrote on Jul 30, 2020:

"The sweetest woman in the world! She loved angels and now she is one. Love you grandma. Rest in peace. -Hailee, Bentley, & Braxlynn"

Christy Peterson-Otis wrote on Jul 30, 2020:

"Where do I start? After work @ RSH, wed go to the Roxy or the Hollywood & tear up the dance floor! Walk to her place & eat leftover spaghetti that was homemade!! Alice luved to cook, she luved Elvis, she luved her darling girls, granddaughter & her Man!! We went on a lot of road trips to Jackson to my Grama?s & up north to my Mom & Dads! Alice had medical issues but never complained! She was a great friend for 46 yrs & I had the honor of spending time with her for a week @ a time so Rodney could go visit his Sister!! We had great visits about the good ole days!! I?ll miss you 4-ever girlfriend, until we meet again when it?s my turn to join you!! ???"

Diane & Bob wrote on Jul 30, 2020:

"Alice was a caring and loving person to all, may she Rest In Peace "

Diane & Bob wrote on Jul 30, 2020:

"Alice was a caring and loving person to all, may she Rest In Peace "

Diane & Bob wrote on Jul 30, 2020:

"Alice was a caring and loving person to all, may she Rest In Peace "

larry hollenbach wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"I loved to take Alice's picture. She always smiled and looked happy. I like to think there is a new star in the night sky, named Alice. We are so sorry about your loss Love, Larry & Rosie"