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Gordie Howe's family opens visitation and funeral to public

  • Saskatoon Blades president Steve Hogle places pucks and jerseys at a Gordie Howe statue outside of Sasktel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Friday, June 10, 2016. Howe, the rough-and-tumble Canadian farm boy whose boundless blend of talent and toughness made him the NHL’s quintessential star during a career that lasted into his 50s, died Friday. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Saskatoon Blades president Steve Hogle places pucks and jerseys at a Gordie Howe statue outside of Sasktel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Friday, June 10, 2016. Howe, the rough-and-tumble Canadian farm boy whose boundless blend of talent and toughness made him the NHL’s quintessential star during a career that lasted into his 50s, died Friday. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Jace Ryder and his father, George, visit a statue of Gordie Howe outside Sasktel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Friday, June 10, 2016. Howe, who was raised in Saskatoon, died Friday at 88. (Matt Smith/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Jace Ryder and his father, George, visit a statue of Gordie Howe outside Sasktel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Friday, June 10, 2016. Howe, who was raised in Saskatoon, died Friday at 88. (Matt Smith/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011, file photo, Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe poses beside the Stanley Cup at the Hall of Fame in Toronto. Howe, the rough-and-tumble Canadian farm boy whose boundless blend of talent and toughness made him the NHL’s quintessential star during a career that lasted into his 50s, died Friday, June 10, 2016. The man forever known as “Mr. Hockey” was 88. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011, file photo, Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe poses beside the Stanley Cup at the Hall of Fame in Toronto. Howe, the rough-and-tumble Canadian farm boy whose boundless blend of talent and toughness made him the NHL’s quintessential star during a career that lasted into his 50s, died Friday, June 10, 2016. The man forever known as “Mr. Hockey” was 88. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

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 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 funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit.

Murray Howe writes in a text to The Associated Press 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 came along.