Honoring Tradition.
Celebrating Life.

Cornelius Hegewald

April 10, 1929 - February 15, 2021
Grand Rapids, MI


Private Family Service

Friday, February 19, 2021
11:00 AM EST
Live Stream
LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church
107 LaGrave Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The service will be for family only. However, friends are invited to watch the service online. Follow the stream link above. A recording of the service will be available after the service as well.


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Faith Hospice
2100 Raybrook Drive SE, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 235-5113
Driving Directions
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Calvin University, Development Office
3201 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
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Life Story / Obituary


Watch the service HERE

Cornelius Hegewald, age 91 of Grand Rapids, joined his beloved wife of 63 years in their heavenly home on February 15, 2021. In addition to his wife, Shirley, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard. Cornelius is survived by his daughters Sarah (Jim) Breuker, Heidi (Jack) VanSledright, Tammi (David) Haaland; son Thomas Hegewald; grandchildren Benjamin (Amber), Aaron (Elida), Bonnie and Daniel VanSledright, Adam Breuker, Rachel (Nick) Reed, Micah (fiancée Elizabeth), Caleb, Jonathan, Eden and Faith Haaland; great-granddaughter Myra VanSledright; brothers-in-law Gayle Thomas and Paul Warnshuis; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Cornelius was a longtime member of LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church where the private service will be held. Friends are invited to watch the service via livestream on Friday, February 19 at 11 AM, (link available on the funeral home’s memory page). Interment in Fairplains Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions to Faith Hospice or Calvin University are appreciated. To share a memory or to sign his guestbook, visit www.heritagelifestory.com