Memorial service for Fred Meijer at 11 a.m.

A memorial service was scheduled for 11 this morning for billionaire retail pioneer and philanthropist Fred Meijer, the day after thousands of people turned out in Grand Rapids to pay their respects.
AP Wire
Nov 30, 2011


The service can be viewed via live streaming on a special memorial website.

Meijer died Friday at Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids after having a stroke in his home. He was 91.

The Rev. Richard Rhem, former pastor of Christ Community Church in Spring Lake, was listed on a memorial website for Meijer as a participant in today's private service.

A moment of silence also was planned at Meijer stores.

Meijer was a native of Greenville, where his Dutch-immigrant father Hendrik opened a grocery store in 1934. The son built the regional retail powerhouse Meijer Inc.

Meijer spokesman Frank Guglielmi said about 5,000 people attended Tuesday’s visitation at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids.



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