William C. “Bam Bam” Borgen Jr.

A memorial service was held Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the Grafton Lutheran Church of Grafton for William C. “Bam Bam” Borgen Jr., 39, of Grafton.

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Posted on 1/23/14

He died Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.

William C. Borgen Jr. was born August 1, 1974 in Cavalier, the son of the late William and Carol (Flikka) Borgen. He grew up and attended school in Grafton and graduated from Grafton High School in 1995. Following his education he began working for Wayne Dupree, Associated Potato, and the Walsh County Record. He had been employed by Pastorek Construction for the last 10 years. He was united in marriage to Diane Nelson on May 3, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nev.

William is survived by his wife Diane, Grafton, daughter LeAnn Borgen, 11 half-siblings, aunts: Linda (Kenneth) Hillstad, Bejou, Minn., Eleanor (Milo) Aanenson, Fertile, Minn., Audrey (Ken) Mercil, Grafton, and uncles: Leslie (Linda) Flikka, Argusville and Gerald (Linda) Flikka, Crookston, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, maternal grandparents: Carl and Ruby Flikka, paternal grandparents: Oliver and Elsie Borgen, aunts: Gladys Leon, Sharon Belgarde, and uncle Alton Flikka.

An online guestbook is available at:

The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrangements.