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Family, friends, fans gather for Red Schoendienst funeral

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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny enters the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis to attend funeral services for baseball Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst, Friday, June 15, 2018. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, Pool) St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny enters the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis to attend funeral services for baseball Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst, Friday, June 15, 2018. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, Pool)
ST. LOUIS (BaseballStL) -

The funeral for Cardinals legend Red Schoendienst took place Friday morning.

Schoendienst passed away Wednesday, June 6 at the age of 95. He spent more than seven decades in a major league uniform as a player, coach or manager.

About an hour before the funeral was scheduled to begin, family members gathered at the beloved Cardinals' statue outside Busch Stadium to place a wreath. After laying the wreath, the family had a procession to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, where the funeral began at 10 a.m.

The funeral was open to the public on a first come, first served basis. 

Former and current Cardinals players were seen at the funeral paying their respects. Bill DeWitt, Jr., Mike Shannon and Schoendienst's daughter, Colleen, were among those who gave words of remembrance at the funeral. They remembered him as a great player, great manager, great mentor and a fan favorite. 

In lieu of flowers, his family asked for people to contribute to BackStoppers, Catholic Charities of St. Louis, Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments-St. Louis or Great Rivers Habitat Alliance.

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The Cardinals have set up a website for fans to leave their thoughts and memories about Schoendienst. Click here to go to the website.

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