Gordie Howe’s visitation, funeral open to the public

Detroit News staff and wires
Gordie Howe laces his skates, April 1966.

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. at Joe Louis Arena, the home of the Red Wings, the team Howe played for during much of his Hall of Fame career that started in 1946 and ended in 1980.

Fans can park in the Riverfront Executive Lot (west of Joe Louis Arena) or in the Joe Louis Arena Garage (900 W. Jefferson Ave.) and enter the building at street level through the arena’s west entrance.

Howe will lie in state inside the arena.

Howe’s funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Ave. in Detroit.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to one of the following organizations:

The Gordie Howe Traumatic Brain Injury Initiative.

The Howe Foundation (3128 Walton Blvd., #255, Rochester Hills, Mich., 48309).

The Gordie Howe Fund for Alzheimer’s Research (Saskatoon Community Foundation, 101-308 Fourth Ave. North, Saskatoon, SK Canada, S7K 2L7).

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Murray Howe told the AP that his father will be cremated and his brain will not be studied for possible concussion trauma.

The man forever known as “Mr. Hockey” died Friday. He was 88.

Howe set NHL marks with 801 goals and 1,850 points that held up until Wayne Gretzky’s career.

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