Philanthropist Peter Wege Dead at Age 94

Posted at 6:08 AM, Jul 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-08 06:19:32-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 8, 2014) — Philanthropist Peter Wege has died at the age of 94, according to an obituary posted on

Perhaps best known for his environmental efforts through The Wege Foundation, the Grand Rapids native has had a profound impact on the city and its surrounding areas.

Visitation will be on Thursday, July 10 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Andrew. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Andrew. Private internment is to follow at Graceland Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please make donations to your favorite charity.

For more on Wege’s long list of accomplishments, you can read his obituary here.