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Dan Wheldon funeral planned for Saturday

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Funeral services for two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon will be held Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

In a statement released by IndyCar, Wheldon's widow, Susie, thanks fans for the "outpouring of sympathy and condolences" and invites the public to attend the service.

Says Susie Wheldon: "I know that Dan would have wanted the community to share in the celebration of his life and to grieve his passing."

IndyCar also will hold a public memorial service Sunday afternoon at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

A trust fund for Wheldon's family has been established. Donations can be sent to Fifth Third Private Bank, attention Dan Wheldon Family Trust, 251 North Illinois St., Suite 1000, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Those wishing to send their condolences to the Wheldon family can address letters to The Wheldons, 9600 Koger Blvd N, Ste. 105, St Petersburg, FL 33702.

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