Everywhere on radio, TV or Facebook, there are stories and links about Fred Meijer. Maybe you've seen or heard the stories. Maybe you've shopped in one his many stores. Maybe both.
And maybe hearing the stories has made you think "wow, he was a normal person that I probably would've gotten along with." Such was the case for my wife and I. (We also are interested in his business background and stories of innovation, growth and treating people well, but that's secondary.)
So we attended the public visitation today at Meijer Gardens.