Leonard Gilbert Grant

07/05/1937   —   02/10/2020

Memorial Contributions

Kid’s Food Basket

1300 Plymouth Ave NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49505


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  • Greg Monarch

    Len was truly nice man. Equally respected mentor of many distribution and sales employees over many years with Batesville.

  • Brigid Smith

    What a great guy. So sorry to hear. Prayers to all of you.

  • Patrick Bauschke

    I remember as a young kid going up to the service center with my dad. Len would be sitting at the desk and always had the best personality. Semper Fidelis my fellow Marine.

  • Diane Mac Mahon

    My heart is aching. Loved you so much Uncle Lenny! But what a reunion that’s going on in heaven!!
    Love to you Aunt Bev, Christopher, Colleen & Kim

  • Jim Bauschke

    Len Grant was a very important friend in my work with Batesville. He made things run perfectly year after year for Batesville Casket Co. in West Michigan. Len knew what needed to be done, knew how to do it well, and did it all beautifully. Who would expect anything less from a United States Marine and a great guy to boot! He ran the Grand Rapids operation in a first-class manner and as time went on was presented with the company’s highest honor—membership in the Batesville Masters Club. Len was the exact same way in everything he did—as a husband, father, and grandfather–at home, on the golf course, at church, and at party time, too! Len Grant was a wonderful man—truly one in a million. I’m thankful to have known him and worked with him.

  • Dan faller

    Len hired me and was a great boss, as well as a good man. He was someone I always looked up to. He was a wonderful person.

    Dan Faller
    Hammond ,la.

  • Bill Merley

    I worked with Len when he and his family moved to Batesville and then Grand Rapids.

    He was a great person and had a lot of fun over the years. He will be missed by all.

    Bill Merley

    Indianapolis, In.

  • David Morris

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Lenny’s passing. Wish I could be there with all of you. Love Dave

  • Bob Newman

    I worked with Len at Batesville Casket Company. You could always count on Leonard to make things happen. He was a pleasure to work and spend time with. I retired from Batesville several years ago, but often thought of all the nice things Len did to help me out. He spoke of his family often and was very proud of them. I am a better person for knowing and working with Lenord! Rest in peace Ole Buddy!

  • Susan Hall

    Uncle Lenny was a lighthearted man . He lit up a room shortly after he entered in. He was so easy to love. He was the favorite of the family. Everyone looked forward to his company. He always made everyone feel valued. In his younger years he was cocky and cool. People called him Lefty.We even called him Uncle Lefty before he met Aunt Bev. When he came home on leave from the service he always had a pretty girl, then he met Aunt Bev and she was pretty who came again and again. I’ll remember my godfather as a positive man. Always trying to do the right thing with an award winning smile. So cool. So right So loved. Rest with the angels Uncle Lefty

  • Paula Veneklase

    Len and my dad, Ken, worked together at O’Brien Gerst and were dear friends. He will be greatly missed.

  • Neal Wessling

    I had the opportunity to work with Len when I started my career in logistics with Batesville. He was a mentor and gentlemen who will be missed by many. My sympathy to the family and God bless.

  • Herbert Ayres

    Len was a great guy! I knew him through his work at the Service Center and you could always count on Len! He made things happen even if it was outside company protocol. He really had a heart for his customers and people. As the days go by I hope your memories will evoke smiles instead of tears.
    Regards, Herb Ayres Kalamazoo, MI

  • Marge Hooten

    Worked with Len at Batesville as inventory and billing when he was a manager.
    The guy was great to work with and am so for the loss to his family. Know it is hard

  • Don Meyer

    RIP my friend

  • Cynthia Dacey

    My deepest sympathy and prayers. Words cannot express what a great loss this is. I will remember how he always had a smile and wanted to know how you were,playing cards and who can forget those crazy socks!!!! You will be missed uncle Lenny. Love Cynthia

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