Honoring Tradition.
Celebrating Life.

Shirley Hegewald

December 5, 1933 - January 3, 2021
Grand Rapids, MI


Private Service with Livestream available

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
1:00 PM EST
Live Stream
LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church


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.

LaGrave Avenue Christian Education Fund
107 LaGrave Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Web Site

Downtown Food Pantry (mission of Westminster Church)
47 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Web Site


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
Driving Directions
Web Site

Life Story / Obituary


Shirley E. Hegewald, age 87, of Grand Rapids entered her heavenly home on January 3, 2021. Surviving are her husband, Cornelius; 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; brother, Gayle Thomas; brother-in-law Paul Warnshuis; and several nieces and nephews.

Shirley 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 Wednesday January 6 at 1 PM, (link available on the funeral home’s memory page). Interment in Fairplains Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions to either LaGrave Avenue CRC Christian Education Fund or Westminster Food Pantry are appreciated. To share a memory or to sign her guestbook, visit www.heritagelifestory.com