DETROIT – Gordie Howe’s visitation and funeral will be open to the public.
The visitation is scheduled for Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. — in a nod to his No. 9 jersey — at Joe Louis Arena, the home of the Detroit Red Wings, the team Howe played for during much of his Hall of Fame career that started in 1946 and ended in 1980.
Howe’s family plans to greet the public in the arena, where he will lie in state.
His funeral will be Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit.
Howe’s death at 88 on Friday led to an outpouring of gratitude from numerous current and former hockey stars for the impact he made on their careers.
Howe set NHL marks with 801 goals and 1,850 points that held up until Wayne Gretzky came along. Gretzky tweeted that Howe was the greatest hockey player ever and the nicest man he ever met.
Murray Howe wrote in a text to the Associated Press that his father will be cremated and his brain will not be studied for possible concussion trauma.