Robert Schuller

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The arrangements for Robert Schuller this month at the church his family made famous, a family representative said.The service will be held April 20 at 10 a.m. at the Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove — formerly Crystal Cathedral.

Carol Schuller Milner, Schuller’s daughter, said the public service will be held in the plaza “encircled by the four architectural structures built during Dr. Schuller’s years of leadership: the Crystal Cathedral, the Arboretum, the Tower of Hope” and the Richard Meier visitor’s center.

The closed-casket service will be followed by a procession to the Memorial Gardens, where Schuller will be buried next to his wife, Arvella. Schuller Milner said that although the burial ceremony will be private, the public will be able to view it from outside the garden.

The service will be led by Dan Chun, senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu and a friend of Schuller.

Schuller died Thursday at age 88 at a care facility in Artesia. He had esophageal cancer. Schuller Milner said Christ Cathedral has agreed to pay for service expenses “in honor of Dr. Schuller’s contribution to faith and to the campus now owned by the diocese,” and friends of the family have offered to pay the remaining mortuary expenses.

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