Jorge E. González, 63, of Lansing, MI, passed away on November 5, 2013. He was born on March 12, 1950 in Cali, Colombia. Jorge retired from General Motors-HVAC/REF and worked at LCC as a soccer instructor for 25 years. Besides his love for his family, his passions were bicycling, swimming, soccer and his alma mater Michigan State University.

Jorge was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Herrera and his brother Gustavo Herrera.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Emilie González; their children, Paula (Mike) Rhodes, Jorge González and Ricardo González; his granddaughter, Adelyn Rhodes; his father, Ricardo (Carolina) González; his brothers, Diego (Fabiola) Herrera, Jhon (Ninfa) Patino, and Ricardo González; his sisters, Fanny (Oscar) Arango, Fabiola González and Elizabeth (Luis) Valderrama; and many nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Grace United Methodist Church, 1900 Boston Blvd., Lansing, MI. The family will receive visitors at 10:00 a.m. that same day at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or for Michigan bicycling trails at

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    Renee Turner Says:

    Emilie and Family:
    Jorge’s smile, friendly and upbeat greetings, and caring personality always brightened my day whenever he came into El Azteco for the many years I worked there. I know he will be missed by many people and I am truly grateful that our paths crossed throughout our lives. First at El Azteco and then because of working with Emilie at Post Oak. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I am truly sorry for your loss.

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