Ilitch family to host public visitation for Mike Ilitch at Fox Theatre

Posted at 10:13 PM, Feb 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 17:25:24-05

A public visitation will be held for Mike Ilitch at the Fox Theatre Grand Lobby on Feb. 15, the family announced Sunday night.

The family also said it would host a public memorial display beginning Feb. 13 at Comerica Park.

Public Memorial Display at Comerica Park

  • Starting Feb. 13 at 1 p.m.
  • Community members are invited to share memories and write messages of condolence on a temporary, public memorial site.

Public Visitation at Fox Theatre Grand Lobby

  • Feb. 15 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Community members are invited to the Fox Theatre Grand Lobby to remember Ilitch at a public visitation.

The family said they are planning other memorial events at Joe Louis Arena, the Lakeland Complex and the Little Caesars construction site.

Statement from Ilitch family:

"To everyone who has so graciously remembered Mike Ilitch, we extend a heartfelt thank you. The volume of condolences and kind wishes overwhelms us, and we appreciate it more than words can express. We know that he would’ve been touched by the outpouring of support, especially from this community that he so loved. We will miss him tremendously, and we are grateful, humbled and comforted to know that his lifetime was filled with well-lived moments."