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A lone bagpiper played “Amazing Grace” as the casket was rolled into the giant auditorium, followed by the members of Killebrew’s large family.

Country great Charley Pride sang “Precious Lord Take My Hand,” “I’ll Fly Away” and a Killebrew favorite, “Mountain of Love.”

Lifelong friend Ray Looney spoke of Killebrew’s $30,000 bonus to sign with the Washington Senators and the joys of a golfing trip to Scotland. Son-in-law Craig Bair read some thoughts from Killebrew’s wife, Nita, and from Killebrew himself.

Harmon’s philosophy was so simple and very clear and he wanted to make it clear to us,” Bair said. “It goes like this. ‘Always give more than you take. Always maintain an even calmness that you might calm others. Truly know that you are loved beyond measure and go out and share that love. Find a place of peace with your partner. Experience daily the love of your family. Enjoy your friends. Know your neighbors and especially go out of your way to do the same to the people new in your life.’”

Daughter Shawn Bair spoke of how she and her sister had driven to see him not long after he was diagnosed with cancer, and when they arrived at his hospital room, even though he was connected to all kinds of tubes, he did what his grandchildren called the “Papa Dance.”

“He does love to dance,” she said.

He was consumed by neatness, she said.

Hopefully in heaven, his daughter said, “there will be a patio to hose off and floors to vacuum.”

Blyleven, now a Twins broadcaster, was the only non-family member other than the pastor to speak at the service. He said he had talked to Killebrew on the phone on Monday. The former slugger’s biggest concern seemed to be the Twins‘ eight-game losing streak. The streak would reach nine before it ended Tuesday, the day Killebrew died.

The Twins beat Seattle 2-1 _ a total of three, Blyleven noted. Minnesota had three hits, Seattle three. Coming to Arizona, the Twins had won three straight.

Killebrew, as any Twins fan will tell you, wore No. 3.

“The service was beautiful,” Oliva said afterward. “It touched all the points, because that was the man.”