Vernon Luther Hegwood


February 11, 1930 - June 17, 2016


Vernon Luther Hegwood was born February 11, 1930 in Lycan, CO to Martin and Ethel (Ingersoll) Hegwood. On July 30, 1948 he married Helen Robertson in Benton City, WA. In April 1967 they moved to Mitchell where Vernon was a self employed carpenter, building 99 new homes in Mitchell. In his later years he was employed by the City of Mitchell until retiring. After retirement he worked for Muth Properties. He was a longtime member of the Faith Missionary Church and served on the board of the Mitchell Area Adjustment Training Center.

He is survived by Helen, his wife of 68 years; four children: Susan (Keith) Hunt of Oelrichs, SD, Sharon (Andrew) McVey of Shoals, IN and Donald and Ronald Hegwood of Mitchell; daughter-in-law, Miriam Hegwood of Culbertson, NE; 7 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Milton (Florence) Hegwood of Culbertson, NE, John (Marsha) Hegwood of Gering, NE; two sisters: Grace (James) Fulton of Westfield, IN and Laurel Wilson of Cleveland, MO.

He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond, a brother, Calvin, a sister, Carol Mae and a brother-in-law, Irvin Wilson.



Wednesday, June 22, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, June 23, 2016
10:30 AM
Faith Missionary Church
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by betty e pruitt on June 22, 2016
sorry for your loss
Posted by Andrew McVey on June 21, 2016
He was a great man. I couldn't have had a better father-in-law. He will be greatly missed!
Posted by Cindy Kiner on June 20, 2016
Helen and Family so sorry to hear of this. Prayers to all of you.
Posted by Gary Balding on June 19, 2016
A very loving and caring friend. I so sorry I will be unable to be at the service as I am out of town.
Will miss Vern very much.
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