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US Senator Franken: Killebrew was anchor of franchise

By KBJR News 1

May 18, 2011 Updated May 18, 2011 at 8:52 PM CDT

US Senator Al Franken gave his thoughts about the death of Twins legend Harmon Killebrew.

Family, friends and fans will have an opportunity to bid farewell to Harmon Killebrew on Friday at a funeral and memorial service for the Hall of Fame slugger. The Killebrew family and the Minnesota Twins announced plans for the burial and public remembrance of the all-time great, who passed away Tuesday from the effects of esophageal cancer.

Killebrew, who was 74 years old at the time of his passing, will be remembered at a funeral service at Christ's Church of the Valley in Peoria, Ariz., in a ceremony open to the public on Friday at 10 a.m.

Killebrew, whose No. 3 jersey was the first to be retired by the Twins organization, will be remembered Thursday night in a public memorial service at Target Field.

Courtesy: minnesotatwins.com