April 20, 1959 - January 27, 2021
Dr. Edward P. Lagunzad, 61, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in his sleep at home. Dr. Ed, known as Bibot to his family, was born April 20, 1959 in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines to the late Dr. Simplicio and Felicidad (Payot) Lagunzad. His family moved to Cleveland, Ohio in the early 1970s. He graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and went to work for the NASA Lewis Research Center for which he was given accolades for his work on the ATLAS Shuttle/Centaur ACTS and Space Station Freedom Programs. In 1991, Ed decided to change careers and graduated from medical school in 1995. He married the love of his life, the former Julie Hiestand, that year. In 1998, Dr. Ed pursued his passion for helping those in need by going to work for ECHO Community Health Care in Evansville. He then worked at Evansville Multi Specialty Clinic from 2010 until 2015 when he began treating patients at St. Vincent Urgent Care. Ed was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vanderburgh County where he enjoyed singing in the church choir. When not treating patients or singing, he could be found tending to his plants in his garden. Surviving is his wife of 25 years, Julie (Hiestand) Lagunzad; two daughters, Anastacia Lagunzad and Isabella Lagunzad and one son, Samuel Lagunzad. Bibot is survived by his five sisters, Elizabeth Lagunzad, Victoria (Walther) Evenhuis, Anastacia (Kip) Krizman, Mary (Charles) Boustani and Joy (Doug) Kouns-Lewis and five brothers, George Lagunzad, Sonny Lagunzad, Richard Lagunzad, Henry (Linda) Lagunzad, and Charles (Patrick) Lagunzad. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at St. Joseph Church in Vanderburgh County, Rev. Eugene Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Church Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 3:00 until 7:00 PM on Monday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street and from 10:30 AM until service time on Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 6202 W. St. Joseph Road, Evansville, IN 47720. Anyone who attends must wear a mask and maintain proper social distancing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, 809 N. Lafayette Avenue, Evansville, IN 47711. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.
Dr. Edward P. Lagunzad, 61, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in his sleep at home. Dr. Ed, known as Bibot to his family, was born April 20, 1959 in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines to the late Dr. Simplicio and Felicidad... View Obituary & Service Information
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