DEARBORN, Mich. (AP/WOOD) — A funeral and a public memorial will be held next week to honor former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history.
Dingell died Thursday at age 92 while with his wife at their home in Dearborn, a Detroit suburb. Dingell represented parts of southeast Michigan for nearly 60 years in Congress before retiring in 2014.
A public visitation will be held Monday at Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. A funeral will be held at a local church Tuesday.
His wife, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, says her husband will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. A funeral is also planned in Washington.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered flags on state property to half-staff. President Donald Trump has also ordered U.S. flags to fly at half-staff at all government and military facilities until sunset on Saturday.