Leslie, Michigan: Tombstone of the Cream-of-Wheat Man

The small headstone is engraved with his familiar face, wearing a puffy chef's hat and a big grin.

Woodlawn Cemetery

190 Oak St., Leslie, MI
Woodlawn Cemetery is on Adams St., east of Main St. Plot 310. The stone is immediately to the right of where the path from the old gravel entrance -- not the paved auto entrance -- forks. In front of Woodman family plot.
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Tombstone Of Cream Of Wheat Man

The old cemetery gravel road entrance you need to use is next to/parallel to the main paved entrance (There are other gravel entrances as well). The Cream-of-Wheat-Man's grave will be one of the first on the right.

[Ann Allison, 06/24/2022]

Grave of Frank L. White.

Tombstone of the Cream-of-Wheat Man

The tombstone has been well taken care of according to the plants around it. The red flowers were pretty, too. It was really easy to find!

[Ducks5921, 09/04/2018]

Cream of Wheat man grave.

Tombstone of the Cream-of-Wheat Man

The Roadside America directions, along with Ms. Hothem's tip, made it very easy to find this grave. The gravel entrance is one tenth of a mile from the intersection of Main and Adams. The photo shows our quirky touch to the site, but not wanting to show any disrespect to Mr. White, my husband said a few kind words in his memory before we left.

[Deborah Bieman, 09/04/2012]
Cream of Wheat Man's Grave

The grave marker is small, rose granite. It is close to the gravel road, in front of the Woodman family grave area. We saw a small rose colored urn planted with flowers next to it and two variegated hosta plants in front of the maker, making it a little hard to find. But it is worth the search.

Check out the great wooden playground just south of here on Main Street, public restrooms open until 6 pm.

[JoEllen Hothem, 08/05/2011]
Cream-of-Wheat Man's Grave Marker

The man believed to be the model for the chef pictured on the Cream of Wheat box finally has a grave marker. His name is Frank L. White, and he died in 1938 in this small town south of Lansing, Michigan. The headstone has an etching of the famous picture on the cereal box. White was born in the Barbados around 1867, came to the US in 1875, and became a citizen in 1890.

[Jay, 07/02/2007]

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