Arthur Borgonjon


Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Arthur J. “Art” Borgonjon, 94, a resident of Davenport will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4105 N. Division Street, Davenport.

Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Long Grove, Iowa. Visitation will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Halligan – McCabe – DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., downtown Davenport. There will be a prayer service offered Friday at 6:30 p.m. that all are invited to attend. There will be additional visitation at the church Saturday from 10-10:30 am.

Mr. Borgonjon died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 at Silvercrest Assisted Living, Garner Farms, Davenport.

Arthur Julius Borgonjon was born June 21, 1916, in Rock Island, Illinois a son of Alfons and Martha (DeSmet) Borgonjon. He was united in marriage to Margaret Louise Claeys June 25, 1938 St. Ann’s, Long Grove, Iowa. She preceded him in death on May 5, 2007.


He was a veteran of World War II, having proudly served in the U.S. Navy.

Art retired after fifty-years of service as a Union Brick Layer, he was a member of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union Local 6.

He along with his wife, Margaret had been charter members of Our Lady of Victory Parish; member of the Davenport Moose; the Belgium Cultural Club; and charter member of the Allied Craftworkers Union.

Art loved to play Rolle Bolle, and enjoyed the camaraderie. He was also a very avid sports fan, with a unique mental aptitude of keeping various statistics.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Victory or the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Iowa Chapter.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Jerry Noel, Long Grove; Carol and James Bowe, Bettendorf; Sue Vetter, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; and Mary Kay Knight, Solon, Iowa;18 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, a sister, Eleanor (Raymond) Waeyaert, Moline, Illinois, and a sister-in-law, Eileen Claeys, Davenport.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret, and a brother, Remi Borgonjon. May they rest in peace.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Art’s obituary at

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