Fred Meijer was famous for his Meijer grocery stores, but will be remembered for the way he generously gave back to West Michigan.
In 1995, Meijer brought us the Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.
I've been there many times: a wedding, school field trips with the kids, concerts, to see the butterflies, to enjoy a nice summer day, and more. It is already hard to imagine Grand Rapids without The Gardens.
Fred Meijer once said, "I want to leave the world in a little better shape than when I entered it." I think we can all agree, he certainly did.
Take a minute to read Meijer's obituary
and sign the guest book
at fredmeijermemorial.com. Here's all of the info on the public and private memorial services from fredmeijermemorial.com:
The public is invited to attend a visitation at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 E. Beltline NE, from 2 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29.
There will be a private memorial service on Wednesday, November 30. Memorial contributions may be made to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in memory of Fred.
View the video below to learn more about Fred Meijer's life and how he lived it.