This weekend marks an epic loss for West Michigan. Not only did we lose Meijer superstore founder Fred Meijer at the age of 91 but Friday, Cindy Van Andel wife of Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel also passed away of a sudden illness.

Both of these people did great things for the city of Grand Rapids and all of West Michigan. Whether it was through the arts, community involvement or just being generous in any way possible... it has been a sad weekend for West Michigan.

Memorial event information is below.

Friends may meet the family Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 4291 Cascade Road SE.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Keystone Community Church, 655 Spaulding Avenue SE. A private interment service will follow.