Killebrew funeral is Friday, with Target Field memorial on May 26

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 18, 2011 - 9:36 PM

A public funeral for Harmon Killebrew will be Friday in Arizona, with a memorial service to be held at Target Field the following Thursday, the Hall of Famer's family and the Twins announced Wednesday.

Killebrew died Tuesday from esophageal cancer in Scottsdale, Ariz. The former Twins slugger was 74.

A public funeral is scheduled for Friday morning at Christ's Church of the Valley in Peoria, Ariz., a Phoenix suburb. That evening, the Twins begin a three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Burial is scheduled for Monday in Killebrew's hometown of Payette, Idaho.

Next Thursday, a public memorial service will be held at Target Field starting at 7 p.m. Specifics about the service are pending. That day is an off day for the Twins.

Family members said that in lieu of flowers, donations in Killebrew's memory can be sent to the nonprofit Harmon Killebrew Foundation "Legacy Program" at P.O. Box 14550, Scottsdale, Ariz. 85267, or by visiting harmonkillebrewfoundation.org.

PAUL WALSH

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