Thousands Expected At Shooting Victims' Funeral
The two-hour event will be a viewing and include remarks from local dignitaries and family members.
Mourners are expected to arrive at Oak Creek High School by the thousands Friday morning for the funerals of six people killed in Sunday's shootings at the Sikh Temple.
The service will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. inside the gymnasium of the school, 340 E. Puetz Road.
Mourners will remember Sita Singh, Ranjit Singh, Satwant Singh Kaleka, Prakash Singh, Paramjit Kaur and Suveg Singh, who were killed in Sunday's attacks.
Friday's service will be a viewing for people to pay their respects, as opposed to a traditional Sikh funeral, said Amardeep Singh, spokesman for the Sikh Coalition.
The bodies will then be taken for traditional rites that will be done in private and in accordance with Sikh tradition, he said.
People from around the world are expected to attend the service. Dignitaries, including Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, will also be on hand.
In this Patch story Monday, family members and friends remembered the victims as kind, role models, and heroic. Kaleka, the president of the temple, rushed to stop the shooter and likely prevented even more deaths.