James Roegiers


Funeral service and Mass of Christian Burial for James (Jim) V. Roegiers, 79, a resident of Davenport, were July 6, 2011, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport. 

Burial is in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal.

Jim died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 after an extended illness.  Jim was born in Moline, Illinois on October 30, 1931, the son of Frank B. and Mary A. (Victor) Roegiers.  He graduated from St. Ambrose Academy in 1949, attended St. Ambrose College from 1949-1951.  After honorably serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, Jim attended Iowa State College, graduating with a Civil Engineering degree in 1958.  Upon graduation, Jim was employed at Iowa Illinois Gas & Electric Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1993.  He served in various managerial roles in Rock Island, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Ottumwa and Davenport.  Jim was united in marriage to Mary Agnes McGivern September 14, 1957 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Davenport.

Jim was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport.


Memorials may be made to the Women’s Resource Center (Bettendorf), Handicapped Development Center, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church (Davenport) or the Davenport Challenger League (www.davenportchallengerleague.com).

Survivors include children Jean (Larry) Fobian, Iowa City, Jill (Kevin) Miller, Dixon, Iowa, Jane (Tom) McGannon, Cedar Rapids, Jim (Julia) Roegiers, Urbandale, and Joni Bryant, Bettendorf; grandchildren, Rachel, Natalie and Danny Fobian, Patrick, Meghan and Jake Miller, Ryan, Allie and Louis McGannon, Sam, Emily and Anna Roegiers and Claire Bryant; great-granddaughter Laila McGannon, brother John (Kathy) Roegiers, Coal Valley, Ill, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife Mary, an infant son and daughter, his parents, and brother, Robert.  May they rest in peace.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Jim’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com .

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