Miller Memorial Chapel

1120 West Goshen Ave, Visalia, CA


Cornelius Van Hofwegen

March 8, 1927July 27, 2020

Cornelius Van Hofwegen, 93, of Visalia, California passed a way July 27, 2020 at Casa Grande in Visalia, California. He was born March 8, 1927 in Hawarden, Iowa. He worked before age 12 as a farmhand picking corn. He served his county in the Army from January 1946 thru May 1947. He met his wife, Albertha Zomermaand at a roller rink in Sioux Center, Iowa and they were married on March 21, 1949. They were married for 71 Years. Cornelius worked on farms until they bought their own farm in 1968 in Colton, South Dakota. They retired from farming in 1978 and moved to Edgerton, Minnesota where he worked in home construction and in a lumberyard. in 1988 they moved to Hanford, California to work as custodians in the Hanford Christian Reformed Church. They moved to Visalia to Sierra Village and later to Casa Grande. Cornelius loved to play his harmonica, woodworking and fishing. He is preceded in death by a son, Dwaine, four brothers, Adrian, Marinus, Dick and Bill, and two sisters, Kryna and Liz Survivors include his wife, Albertha, daughter Nelvina, four sons, Charles, Merlin, John and James, 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, six brothers, Arie, John, Herm, Bob, Martin and Carl. He was a very humble and honest man whose handshake was his word. He loved God, the Bible and his family. He will be missed so much by all but his memory will go on in our hearts. The family gives thanks to Casa Grande for the loving care he received there. They cared for his physical needs but more importantly loved him daily. Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Visalia Public Cemetery, 1300 West Goshen Avenue in Visalia, CA. Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Ave., Visalia, CA 93291 (559) 732-8371.


  • Albertha Cora Faber Van Hofwegen, Wife
  • Nelvina, Daughter
  • Charles, Son
  • Merlin, Son
  • John, Son
  • James, Son
  • Arie, Brother
  • John, Brother
  • Herm, Brother
  • Bob, Brother
  • Martin, Brother
  • Carl, Brother
  • 13 Grandchildren
    17 Great Grandchildren

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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, August 3, 2020


Cornelius Van Hofwegen

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Diane Van Essen

August 1, 2020

Uncle Case, Uncle John, and my Dad Gerrit were like the 3 musketeers. They had so much fun together. Their infamous fishing trips were full of mischievous pranks they would pull on each other. They were all the “in-laws” married to 3 Zomermaand sisters, but they were more like brothers. I will never forget when we found out that our Dad was dying, Uncle Case and Uncle John made the 200 mile trip to be at his bedside the next day. My Dad cried when they walked in the door. That’s friendship! Now they are all in Heaven together. Can you imagine that reunion? And they’re probably up to mischief again! We love you, Uncle Case and were blessed to be your nephews and nieces.

Jessie and JOhn VanHofwegen

July 31, 2020

We have many good memories of visiting them.It is so hard loosing. Joan the next day. Grave side service tomorrow for. Joan

Doug and Lavonne VandeWege

July 30, 2020

We love you Uncle Case!

Our last wonderful memory is from the time Lavonne played the piano at Casa Grande and Uncle Case, Aunt Albertha and Doug joined in singing "Jesus Loves Me". He really was close to Jesus. It showed on his countenance! It is a huge comfort to know that He is in the very Presence of God! Who can even image how awesome that will be?

Our continued prayers for Aunt Albertha and family.

Doug and Lavonne Vande Wege
(Ann Zomermaand's son)


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