Deacon Robert Jergovic update

Deacon Robert Jergovic update November 9, 2011

Last week, I posted a prayer request for this remarkable man.

Tonight, this comment was left at that post:

The world lost an amazing man today. He has left this life in pursuit of our dreams. As his son, I appreciate everything and every prayer that was spoken or thought. I am flattered at how many people reached out to us during this tough time. I lost my father today but I gained both knowledge and faith seeing who he was to so many people. I hope that one day I can even be a fraction of the father he was to me. Again thank you all.

I love you dad and I always will

On FB, a friend posted:

Our Dear Brother and Friend Rob Jergovic went home to the Father…

We are at loss for words but one of Rob’s favorite verses as he told us once was:

Be Still and Know that I am God. Psalm 46

How blessed we all were to know this humble, saint of a man and share God’s precious Word with him.

Please pray for his wife Lisa and his kids, which include two little girls that were in the process of being adopted from China and were going to brought to the U.S. in a few weeks…they are both deaf.

I didn’t have the privilege of knowing Deacon Jergovic, but I wish I had.  The response to that original posting has been almost unprecedented for this blog — it was “liked” or shared on Facebook by over 400 people. Clearly, he was loved and admired by many people, and many more have now come to know him and embrace him in prayer.

Tonight, we pray for him in a special way, and remember as well all those who love him.  From the Order of Christian Funerals: 

Lord God,

You sent your Son into the world to preach the Good News of salvation and to pour out his Spirit upon your Church.

Look with kindness on your servant Robert.

As a deacon of the Church, he was strengthened by the gift of the Spirit to preach the Good News, to minister in your assembly, and to do the works of charity.

Give him the reward promised to those who show their love of you by service to their neighbor.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him…


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9 responses to “Deacon Robert Jergovic update”

  1. Deacon Greg, thanks for posting several times now about Deacon Rob. He is a good man and, by the grace of God, you will get to meet him one day. To me, Rob was always such a quiet, reserved, prayerful person so it took me some time to get to know him. May the Lord grant us all a beautiful reunion in that land where time will be no more.

  2. I knew and loved Deacon Rob. He was a truly humble man who helped me learn a few things about God’s wonderful grace and mercy. I will miss his deep wisdom and gentle humor. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the Mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

    My heart and prayers go out to Lisa, Rob’s wife, and the entire family in their time of grief.

  3. “And, now our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:2).

    November 9th, Feast of the Dedication of Saint John Lateran.

    May the soul of Deacon Robert Jergovic, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

  4. Dear Micheal and Jergovic family,

    I have had the privilege of knowing your father/husband for the last four years in the financial industry. He reminded me of the kind of character one needs to earn people’s trust in a business where too often one remember the bad seeds, not the good ones. He stood tall and had an unwavering passion of helping others however he could, always!

    I will miss him also!

    My prayers are with you and your family… Bob will make the angels smile!

    Sylvain L.

  5. We only get to keep what we leave behind.

    Micah 2:10: Arise and depart. And, Bob did so. He and I had come to know each other by phone and were planning an in-person working relationship in Omaha soon.

    Bob was a man of integrity and honesty, comfortable at the point of the spear and righteous in his faithfulness to truth.

    I will miss the plan we had; but, our Lord wanted him elsewhere.

    My prayers for comfort go to his family.

    Bill Nahay
    Georgetown, TX

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