Jorge Arturo Roman-Lagunas
September 12, 1943 - July 10, 2019
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St. Maria Goretti Church
500 Northgate Drive
Dyer, Indiana 46311
219-865-8956 | Map
Monday 7/15, 10:00 am

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr. Jorge Arturo Román-Lagunas of Schererville, IN., formerly of Munster. Jorge was born to Carmen Lagunas Gonzalez and Arturo Román Risopatrón in Santiago, Chile on September 12, 1943. A world traveler, internationally recognized literary scholar, and university professor for fifty years, Jorge was politically…

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Carlos Azcoitia left a message on August 26, 2019:
VickiMy condolences on your loss. I remember meeting him on several occasions and your strong admiration and devotion. May peace and blessings be with you.
Sundaram Dorai left a message on August 18, 2019:
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved husband. I pray that God give you and your family the strength to bear this great loss. May his soul Rest in Peace. My heartfelt condolences.
Pamela Czech Scheffler left a message on August 16, 2019:
I remember when you first began at NEIU and helping you. And you were also going to host a dinner for your husband's colleagues and such. I gave you some ideas. Good memories. So sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of love and hugs. xoxo
Linda Zemtseff left a message on August 14, 2019:
Dear Vicky,Words cannot express what my heart feels for you right now; please know how sorry I am and that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Linda
Lucia Lombardi left a message on August 13, 2019:
Querida Vicki,Nos acabamos de enterar de la triste noticia del fallecimiento de Jorge.Estamos contigo acompañándote en tu dolor por la pérdida de tu compañero en el camino de la vida. Quedamos a tus órdenes en todo lo que podamos ayudarte.Sentidamente,Lucia Lombardi y Familia
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Robert Heitzinger left a message on August 13, 2019:
Dearest Vicki, I was so sorry to learn of your husband's passing. In this time of great grief know that you have the thoughts and love of your friends to sustain you. I'm sorry that I could not attend the service and hope that it helped you find some peace. I'll always remember your kindness and will keep you in my prayers.Bob
Katrina Bell-Jordan left a message on August 13, 2019:
Dear Vicki -I am so sorry about Jorge's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences, and know that I have been thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
Fausto P Ortiz left a message on August 12, 2019:
I am so so sorry to hear about your lose, if there is anything you need please ask and its yours. You and your family will be in my prays. Never forget about Hope.
T.Y. Okosun left a message on August 12, 2019:
Dear VickiHugs and prayerful best wishes at this time.
Elyse Mach left a message on August 12, 2019:
My deepest condolences go out to you, Vicki, and your family on the passing of your dear husband.
Jorge Perez left a message on August 12, 2019:
Our deepest condolences Vicki. You are in our prayers. Fuertes Abrazos. Your Ensemble Español Family
Mary A. Griesinger left a message on August 12, 2019:
Dear Vicky and Family:I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband and father. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Peace and love.
Maria E. De La Torre left a message on August 12, 2019:
Querida Vicky: Mi hermana Gaby y yo sentimos mucho la pérdida de tu esposo Jorge y queremos darte nuestro más sincero pésame. Te tenemos en nuestros pensamientos. Un abrazo.
Tim Barnett left a message on August 12, 2019:
Dear Vicki,I was so sorry to hear the news about your husband this week. I can only imagine how hard things have been for you and hope you are getting lots of love and support from family and friends. I know the grandkids must be helping and I'm hoping you are doing as well as you possibly can. Sending love and good thoughts and hope for better things!
Lucia Lombardi y Familia left a message on August 12, 2019:
Querida Vicki,Nos acabamos de Estamos contigo acompañándote en tu dolor por la pérdida de tu compañero en el camino de la vida. Quedamos a tus órdenes en todo lo que podamos ayudarte.Sentidamente,Lucia y Familia
Dr. Ellen Cannon and Dr. Arnold Herskovic MD Cannon/Herskovic left a message on August 12, 2019:
Dear Vicki, Words cannot express our sympathy and compassion at the lost of your beloved husband. May the coming days months and years bring the warmest memories of your journey together and strength for a meaningful future.
Lidia Filus left a message on August 11, 2019:
Dear Vicki, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Lidia
Edie Rubinowitz left a message on August 11, 2019:
Dear Vicki, I am so saddened to hear of your husband's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. Edie
Sue Mungre left a message on August 11, 2019:
Dear Vicki, I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts.
Bonnie Fritz left a message on August 11, 2019:
Dear Vicki, may your loving memories lift your heart and bring a smile
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jane Xu left a message on August 11, 2019:
Dear Vicki, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Theodora Bofman left a message on August 11, 2019:
Dear Vicki-I'm so sorry for your loss! We miss you so much. Know that the NEIU community is thinking of you with tremendous affection.Teddy
Paul O’ Hara left a message on August 10, 2019:
Dear Vicki, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Jorge. Although, I had not personally met him, knowing you I am sure he was a wonderful and special person. Know that both of you are in my prayers.
Sandra L. Williams left a message on August 10, 2019:
Dear Vicki - So sorry for your loss of Jorge.I am sure you are missing him terribly. Your friends at NEIU mourn with you. All my sympathies go to you at this time.
Hardik Marfatia left a message on August 10, 2019:
Dear Vicki - I am so sorry for your loss of Jorge. My sincere condolences to you and your loved ones. You were one of my best friends at NEIU.
Dr. Lorie Annarella left a message on August 10, 2019:
Dear Vicki, my sincere sympathy for the loss of your husband.
Anna Antoni Coleman left a message on August 9, 2019:
Vicky you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband.I wish peace to you & your family.
Michael Weinberg left a message on August 9, 2019:
Vicki I’m so terribly sorry to hear of your loss.
Fabby Kallas left a message on August 9, 2019:
My condolences to you and your family and also my prayers for your family. Remember the good memories.
Jeanettica Hern√°ndez Uribe left a message on August 9, 2019:
OMG, Vicki. I'm so shocked and sorry to hear about Jorge. I wish you peace in your time of grief. Please be well and take care of yourself.
Dario Villa left a message on August 9, 2019:
My sincere condolences to you and your family
Alex Gonzalez left a message on August 9, 2019:
My condolences on your loss Vicky
Jen Banas left a message on August 9, 2019:
Thinking of you and sending hugs and good thoughts.
Cris Toffolo left a message on August 9, 2019:
Dear Vickie, I am so sorry to hear this news. I know you and your husband struggled with his health for many, many years, but still it must be a shock. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you much love. Cris
Cris Toffolo left a message on August 9, 2019:
Dear Vicki, I am so sorry to hear this news. I know you and your husband struggled with his health for many, many years but still it is a sad shock. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Cris
Joy Trocola-Koules left a message on August 9, 2019:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Vicki. May your memories provide comfort to you and your family.
Freddy Porps left a message on August 9, 2019:
Dear Vicki -A tragedy. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Take Care of yourself, and be well.
Cyrille Brennan left a message on August 9, 2019:
Vicki and family, i am so sorry for your loss. May your cherished memories sustain you.
Francisco iacobelli left a message on August 9, 2019:
Muchas fuerza Vicky. Un very sorry for your loss
Francisco iacobelli left a message on August 9, 2019:
Vicky, Micha fuerza y mi más sentido pésame
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sharon Todd left a message on August 9, 2019:
Dear Dr. Roman-Lagunas,I am so sorry about your loss. You and your loved ones are in my thoughts.
Charletta Gutierrez left a message on August 9, 2019:
Vicky and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our family will pray for you Remember, Jorge will always stay in your memories and heart. Bless his memory.
Martha Thompson left a message on August 9, 2019:
Dear Vicki, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Jorge. Sending you my deepest sympathies. Martha
Diane & Nick DiMaso left a message on August 9, 2019:
Dear Vicki: Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Lyn left a message on August 9, 2019:
Vicky, so sorry for you loss
Jesse Franco left a message on August 9, 2019:
I'm sorry to hear about your husband. It's always hard losing someone you love. I will pray for you in this difficult time.
Katy (Bird) left a message on August 9, 2019:
Dear Vicki and family,I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that you are all managing and wish you the very best.Yours,Katy
Edward Odisho left a message on August 9, 2019:
Dear Vicki.. I am deeply sorry for the loss of your husband.
Jim Blair left a message on August 9, 2019:
Dear Vicki. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You were one of my favorite people at NEIU. You always seemed to be up, and running into you always lifted my spirits. This is a sad time for you, but I will be thinking of you. Love, Jim
John and Heather Novak left a message on July 19, 2019:
Condolences on your loss. Prayers for your family for warm memories and comfort.
Nancy L. Escobedo, IUN left a message on July 16, 2019:
Dear Vice Chancellor Lagunas, my condolences on the loss of your husband. He now lives in joy and peace and smiles upon you until you meet again.
Carlos A Carvallo Vergara left a message on July 15, 2019:
SIEMPRE TE RECORDAREMOS
Carlos A Carvallo Vergara left a message on July 15, 2019:
CON LA PILAR TE RECORDAREMOS SIEMPRE
Kristen Adley left a message on July 14, 2019:
Sending so much love to you all
Derrick Carter left a message on July 14, 2019:
To a loving father and great Professor. Our thoughts, prayers, and dreams are with the family. From Derrick Carter in Shanghai, China, and Brandon Carter in Valparaiso
Luz María Correa Walker left a message on July 14, 2019:
Jorge Rom√°n Lagunas
Luz María Correa Walker left a message on July 14, 2019:
Hasta siempre, Jorge querido, gran profesor y amigo!! Para su familia, mis condolencias.
Luz María Correa left a message on July 14, 2019:
Hasta siempre, gran profesor y amigo!! A su familia, mis condolencias.
Alondra Amigo Castro left a message on July 13, 2019:
Si bien la Muerte es prácticamente el único hecho que sabemos con certeza ocurrirá, nuestros corazones nunca están preparados para dejar ir... Dejar ir requiere de Valentía, de Comprensión, de Espiritualidad... Dejar ir es un espacio en donde sabemos que el Cuerpo Físico se fue, pero toda la Experiencia, todo el Afecto que tenemos a la Persona que se va queda con Nosotros... De corazón siento muchísimo no haber visto al Tío Yoyo una última vez, que haya conocido a mi Maquita y se riera con ella, que se burlara de mis ideas y me dijera que estoy loca, pero por sobre todo que se riera con nosotros... Me da mucha pena que Mi hija no conozca de su bella presencia, así como también de su querido abuelo Pato... Y me conecta enormemente con la importancia de que ver a los que quieres no sea un "podríamos" quizás el próximo verano, quizás en la temporada baja de pasajes, quizás algún día... porque ese quizás puede ser eterno... Estoy pensando en como le enseñaré quien fue Su Gran Tío Abuelo, y que ella pueda recordarlo como si lo hubiese abrazado... Honestamente entiendo las pérdidas, sé que el Tiempo sana todo, y comprendo que su Energía nos acompañará... Sólo que en el Presente, despedirse es Muy difícil... Los quiero Muchísimo Tía Vicky, Peach, Juan Pablo, Victoria, Jorge Arturo, Tia Carmen, a todos los que están conectados con el Tío Yoyo... Le mando un Abrazo de Corazón y de contención para que de a poquito vaya curándose el Corazón de tanto Amor....
Ed Pasko left a message on July 13, 2019:
Jorge was a scholar and a gentleman with a big heart!
Matias Bernales , Alicia Lecaros y Familia left a message on July 12, 2019:
Abrazo grande Victoria, Pato y Niños.
wendy Charles villanueva left a message on July 12, 2019:
Jorge was my professor at Concordia College and I was his neighbor for one summer. He and Vicki were role models for me, in and out of the classroom and he is one of the most professional and stringent educators that I have ever had. My favorite memory of him was when he administered the ACTFL OPI for me to become a teacher and that memory will live on!
wendy Charles villanueva left a message on July 12, 2019:
QEPD, Dr. Jorge Rom√°n-Lagunas
Charva Edwards left a message on July 12, 2019:
My sincerest condolences for the loss of one of the best professors I've ever had. Professor Lagunas made such a huge impact on me as a student who lacked confidence in my ability to speak/learn Spanish. Gone, but never forgotten professor. Rest in peace.
Humberto Martinez left a message on July 12, 2019:
This is Humberto, I knew JP from work in Highland. JP and family I am sorry for your lost.
Anne Koehler left a message on July 12, 2019:
My sincere condolences, Vice Chancellor Lagunas, on the loss of your husband.
Ada Azodo left a message on July 12, 2019:
How sad to hear of the passing of a good man. May your soul rest un peace, Dr. Lagunas. Amen!
Vyt & Rochelle Lazauskas left a message on July 11, 2019:
Our hearts are broken having to say goodbye to Jorge. He was a wonderful friend, and we are proud to have been part of his world.
Joseph and Elvyra Lazauskas left a message on July 11, 2019:
You will be missed.
Larry & Carol Lynn Brechner left a message on July 11, 2019:
Vicki, I am truly so sorry for you loss and for your family. Prayers for you in this time of loss.
Dana Navarro left a message on July 11, 2019:
Dear Vicki and Family,I am so very sorry for your loss. Now we both share a reason why July isn't our favorite month. May you find peace in your loving memories. xoxo
Katie Garza and Family left a message on July 11, 2019:
We are so sorry for your loss. It was evident the love your Father had for his family, especially his grandchildren. May he rest in eternal peace. Prayers and love to the family during this difficult time.
Marie Studniarz left a message on July 11, 2019:
Our heartfelt condolences to the Roman Lagunas family.
Gabriel Colman left a message on July 11, 2019:
The Colman family is so sorry for your loss and speaking your father’s name in our observances.
Kathy Cruz-Uribe left a message on July 11, 2019:
Dear Vicki,My heart goes out to you and your family. I understand what you are going through, and send you my very deepest condolences. Praying for you.Kathy Cruz-Uribe
Colette Morrow left a message on July 11, 2019:
I am deeply saddened to learn of Jorge's passing. Twenty-five years ago he and I were newly hired faculty at Purdue Northwest. He was a department head and I was fresh out of graduate school--in my first job. He was exceptionally generous in his counsel and helped me through many difficult challenges. Later, I met Vicki and learned that like Jorge she is exceedingly supportive of colleagues. My heart goes out to you all at this difficult time, and I am keeping the family in my thoughts.
Nicky Jackson left a message on July 11, 2019:
JP and family, I am so very sorry to read this sad news. Jorge would always stop and say hello when we passed each other in the halls. He knew JP was in my class so he always kept me posted about his son. He was so proud of his family. I will miss visiting with him. But, I know the greatest loss is felt by his family. I pray that fond memories bring a smile to all of you. Bless you Jorge... May you Rest In Peace.
Geoffrey RIDLEY BARROW left a message on July 11, 2019:
Eternal memory and blessed repose.
Nohemi Saavedra left a message on July 11, 2019:
The reason for my interest in becoming a Spanish teacher was you. You inspired me due to all your knowledge. I will never forget everything you taught me. You will forever be missed. My prayers to your family. Rest in peace.
Susan left a message on July 11, 2019:
A special man. A huge loss. Sending love....
Kish Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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