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Service for Late Gov. Claude Kirk Held at Old Capitol

Former Gov. Claude Kirk's body, in a flag-draped coffin, was brought to the Old Capitol Friday afternoon.

Kirk, 85, was the first Republican governor of Florida in the 20th century.

He served from 1967 to 1970. He died Wednesday at his home in Palm Beach.

A funeral service is planned for Monday, 1 p.m., at Bethesda-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach. A private service will follow at the South Florida National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations made be made in the governor's memory to The Everglades Foundation, 18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 625, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157.

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