Arthur Van Overborg - MoMM2c
USS VANCE DE387    1943 - 44 photos

If you want to contact Art use his daughters e-mail
She will get the message to Art.

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After the 2011, Texas reunion
a trip to San Antonio
to meet a DE shipmate
Joe Betters, Art's Daughter Carolyn, Arthur Van Overborg, George Blust

Jack a Coastie, Art, George

The guys change, but
the sea stories stay the same

George, showing Art some of our DE memorabilia

I wanted to share this with you:
We lost our precious Dad on April 7.
He had been in the hospital for 2 weeks battling pneumonia and heart issues. Last Friday, he was moved into a rehab center to prepare him for returning to his apartment at The Waterford. However, God had a different plan. He suffered a fatal heart attack on Monday. We were blessed having him as our Dad. There is a void in our lives that can never be replaced, but the loving grace of God will be there to help all of us with our loss.

Our Dad talked often of the visit that you made to San Antonio. He was very proud of his service. His coffin will be draped with the Flag in honor of his service during the war. I cannot thank you enough for your visit.

Blessings, Carolyn


This memorial provided by: ANGELUS FUNERAL HOME

Life Legacy

Mr. Arthur O. Van Overborg age 93 of San Antonio went to be with the Lord and his beloved wife on Monday, April 7, 2014. Mr. Van Overborg was a loving, devoted husband, father, and grandfather and though he was born in Ghent, Belgium, his family came to Texas when he was an infant. He was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard and served aboard the USS Vance, a Navy destroyer escort, during World War II. He was a life long farmer and rancher, and also retired from Lone Star Brewery. Although he believed hard work was the answer to everything, he enjoyed fishing with his family. Mr. Van Overborg was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Gladys L. Van Overborg and a son, Daniel Van Overborg. He is survived by his children: Mark Van Overborg and wife Sandra, Carolyn Milligan, Jerry Van Overborg and wife Joan, Art Van Overborg and wife Julie, Sandy Dziuk and husband Mark; daughter-in-law, Maureen Van Overborg; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin Thursday at 5:30 P.M. in The Angelus Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be offered Friday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Brigid Catholic Church. Interment will follow at San Fernando Archdiocesan Cemetery No.2.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Brigid Catholic Church, 6907 Kitchener, San Antonio, Texas 78240.


Thursday, April 10, 2014
Very sorry to hear of Arthur's passing. I am glad that I had a chance to meet Arthur, a Vance shipmate, a few years ago. The visit was short but rewarding.
Carolyn, thank you for putting me in touch with your DAD.
Joe Betters, USS VANCE
Joseph Betters, West Harwich, Massachusetts

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