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Stan Musial funeral arrangements

11:13 AM, Jan 23, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KSDK) - The family of Stan Musial has announced a public visitation for the late Cardinals Hall of Famer.

Musial, "baseball's perfect knight," died Saturday at his Ladue home at the age of 92.

A public visitation is scheduled for Thursday, January 24 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Fans and admirers are encouraged to pay their respects at this time.

The funeral mass will be held at the Cathedral Basilica on Saturday, January 26 at 11 a.m. His Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and longtime friend of the Musial family, will join Reverend Robert Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, and Bishop Richard Stika in celebrating the mass.

Following the mass, the funeral procession will make its way to Busch Stadium, where the Musial family will lay a wreath at the base of the Musial statue as part of a prayer ceremony before heading to a private burial.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Covenant House or charity of the fan's choice in the name of Stan Musial. The Cardinals have set up a memorial site around the Musial Statute at Gate 3 at Busch Stadium, which will remain in place until a later date. The team has also set up a web page to pay tribute to Stan and allow fans to offer condolences to the family.

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