Jorge E. González

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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Bob "hook" Little
November 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Dear family..I am sorry for your loss. Jorge was a great guy. We worked togather at GM for years. Always upbeat. Later , I played soccer in classes at LCC which he taught… and my daughter played for him at LCC on the team and other teams. He always worked hard for the teams and gave extra.

Kathryn Sanchez
November 6, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Jorge was a wonderful example of bravery and faith in action He worked hard and he showed the world what a devoted family man really looks like. Although Jorge has been welcomed with praise into God’s grace, anyone who has known him wishes we could have been blessed with his company here on earth for many more years. The world is a dimmer place without him in it. Que dios te bendiga. My deepest sympathies go out to Emilie, Paula, Mike, Addison, Jorge and Ricky.

Ed Usewick
November 7, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Jorge it the kind of person you HAD to be a friend with because you knew his fabulous friendly attitude might just rub off on yourself. He will be missed. He and Emilie were lucky to find themselves as they were a wonderful couple. He will always be in my memory. God speed Jorge…save some fun for us! My last memory was this summer when he told me Emilie dressed him appropriately to pick blueberries. It was that kind of humor that just sticks with you.

Barry and Maurita
November 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Emilie and Family,

Jorge’s personality filled the room, and his great smile was THE best. We will miss him. Fondly, Barry and Maurita

November 10, 2013 at 10:58 am

Jorge will be truely missed, He always had a smile on his face, and a story to tell, Jim and I had many, many good times with both Jorge and Emilie, they were always one of the first couple we would always look for on DALMAC, and was always a good time to see them both, so many years of good memorys riding with him. They live around the corner from my son, and everytime I drive by there house my little grandson will say, “Grandma thats where your friend lives…” we always stop and talk, if not only for a min when we would go by and see Jorge out doing something… be a little bit tougher to hear those words from my little one now…. Jorge YOU will be missed so much, your smile you always had, and your humor. Emilie, I can’t express how sorry Jim and I both are for your loss. Yes the world is a dimmer place, but Heaven is a brigher place….keep smiling Jorge, and the stars will shine brighter…..

Renee Turner
November 12, 2013 at 11:06 pm

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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