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William Grogan, II

May 7, 1931 — February 25, 2021

Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for William P. “Bill” Grogan II, 89, of Davenport, will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport. The mass will be livestreamed and may be viewed on the church's Facebook page at The family requests that masks be worn and social distancing be respected.  Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.  Visitation is Monday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe- DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.   Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, Handicapped Development Center or a favorite charity.

Bill passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Senior Star.

William Patrick Grogan was born May 7, 1931, in Chicago, the son of William P. and Margaret (Campbell) Grogan.  He was united in marriage to Mary G. O’Brien on June 26, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois.  She preceded him in death on April 3, 2012.

He was a graduate of St. Ambrose College and worked 37 years in the Labor Relations Office at Rock Island Arsenal. He was a long-standing member of the Q.C. Area Labor Management Association and the Council Advisory Board.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and was a 3rd Degree at Knights of Columbus, Loras Council #532, where he volunteered at many of the functions over his 45 plus years there. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, walks at VanderVeer Park and his grandchildren.

He is survived by his six children and their spouses, Mary T. and Steve Yenger, Bettendorf, Beth and Richard Bell, Eugene, Oregon, Kathleen and Patrick Goodall, Margaret “Margy” Bush,  Patty Grogan, William Patrick Grogan III all of Davenport; five grandchildren, Ryland Bell, Chris (Kailee) Bell, McKara (Zach) Thiede, Trevor (Rachel Hamma) Goodall and Duffy (Dennaye) Goodall, three great grandchildren with one on the way, brother Michael (Nancy) Grogan, sisters-in-law Miyako Grogan, Japan, Marilyn Grogan, Glen Ellyn, IL, Jean Stolmeier, Perkasie, PA, Patty O’Brien, Davenport, Sheila (Bruce) Lingle, Eldred, PA, and brother-in-law Tim O’Brien, Davenport, and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son-in-law, Dave Bush, sister Rita O’Toole, and brothers John and Tom.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, March 1, 2021

4:00 - 6:00pm

Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main St, Davenport, IA 52803

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Starts at 10:00am

Holy Family Catholic Church

1923 Fillmore St, Davenport, IA 52804

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