Services scheduled for late slugger Killebrew

Services scheduled for late slugger Killebrew

Services scheduled for late slugger Killebrew
Family, friends and fans will have an opportunity to bid farewell to Harmon Killebrew on Friday at a funeral and memorial service for the Hall of Fame slugger. The Killebrew family and the Minnesota Twins announced plans for the burial and public remembrance of the all-time great, who passed away Tuesday from the effects of esophageal cancer.

Killebrew, who was 74 years old at the time of his passing, will be remembered at a funeral service at Christ's Church of the Valley in Peoria, Ariz., in a ceremony open to the public on Friday at 10 a.m. There will be a private burial service on Monday in Payette, Idaho, the 13-time All-Star's hometown.

In lieu of flowers, the Killebrew family is urging fans to send donations to the Harmon Killebrew Foundation "Legacy Program" at: P.O. Box 14550, Scottsdale, Ariz., 85267 or by visiting www.HarmonKillebrewFoundation.org.

After Monday's services, Killebrew, whose No. 3 jersey was the first to be retired by the Twins organization, will be remembered Thursday night in a public memorial service at Target Field. That service will take place on the field at Minnesota's new park, and additional details will be released when they become available.

Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.