LDS Church announces details for President Monson’s funeral services

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President Thomas S. Monson pushes his wife, Frances, out of the Conference Center in a wheelchair. (Photo courtesy of LDS Church)

The funeral services for President Thomas S. Monson will be held on Friday, Jan. 12, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on Wednesday.

President Monson died from causes incident to age on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 10:01 p.m. The 90-year-old president, who was the 16th prophet for the LDS Church, was surrounded by family at the time of his death.

The funeral service will be held at the Conference Center on Temple Square at 12 p.m. The public ages eight and older is invited to the funeral service. Prior to the funeral service, there will be a public viewing open to all ages on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the Conference Center.

Those planning to attend the funeral services at the Conference Center on Jan. 12 need to e seated no later than 11:30 a.m. Seating is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow seating will be available in the Tabernacle, Assembly Hall and Conference Center Theater.

The funeral services will be broadcast live via MormonNewsroom.org, LDS.org (English, Spanish, and Portuguese), KSL TV, the KSL TV app, BYUtv, BYUtv Global, KBYUtv Eleven, BYUtv International, Mormon Channel, Canal Mormón (Spanish) and on the Church satellite system. In addition, audio broadcasts will air on KSL Radio and BYU Radio.

A private burial service will take place at the Salt Lake City Cemetery following the funeral.

Those wishing to express sympathy to the family can post on President Monson’s Facebook page or email condolences@ldschurch.org. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Humanitarian Aid Fund or the Church’s General Missionary Fund at give.lds.org/monson.

Read about President Monson’s life here.

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