Staff Directory

Norman D. Langeland, President

Graduate of Kalamazoo Christian High School, did pre-mortuary science study at Western Michigan University, graduated from Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in 1960. Member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, Michigan Funeral Directors Association. Past-President of Kalamazoo Sertoma Club, Member of Heritage Christian Reformed Church. Married to the former Bonnie Ewing, son Greg Langeland and daughter Lisa Baas are both active in the operation of the family funeral homes.

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Gregory N. Langeland, Vice President

Graduate of Kalamazoo Christian High School and Worsham College of Mortuary Science. Greg is also a Member of Michigan Funeral Directors Association. Greg lives in Portage with his wife, Teresa, and their four children, Tyler, Haley, Hunter and Colton, and enjoys all sports activities.

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Tod W. Langeland, Secretary/General Manager

Tod graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School in 1982 and received his Bachelors of Business Administration from Western Michigan University in 1987. He then entered the US Army as an officer, serving in Korea and Georgia. He graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1994. Tod is a member of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, Western Michigan University ROTC Alumni Association, and the Association of the United States Army. Tod lives in Kalamazoo with his wife, Reneé and their two beagles, Jooks and Toby.

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Lisa M. Langeland Baas, Treasurer

Lisa is a graduate of Kalamazoo Christian High School, Class of 1990. She began her career at Langeland’s in June 1990, working as the Accounting Assistant and later Office Administrator. She graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in January 2011 and was the recipient of the Mu Sigma Alpha Award and Restorative Art Award for her class. She enjoys serving the community with her talents and gifts in funeral service.

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Harold C. Langeland, Licensed Funeral Director

Graduate of Kalamazoo Christian High School, attended Western Michigan University, graduated from Wayne State College of Mortuary Science. Served with the U.S. Army of Occupation in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Member of VFW #6252 and Jos. B. Westnedge Post #36 of the American Legion; Member, Michigan Funeral Directors Association; Member, Third Reformed Church. Harold enjoys funeral home planning and design, as well as residential plan drafting. He has been active in Faith in Action Mission Trips. Harold is the father of Howard Langeland, Daniel Langeland, Rosemary Chilvere and Brenda Robert; three stepsons, John, James and Thomas Bennett. Harold was widowed in 1999. In May of 2003, he married the former Rose Marie LaFountain (Stanislav). They reside in Cooper Twp. and enjoy traveling in their motor home.

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Dann A. Klaassen, Manager of Funeral Service Operations

Born and raised in Grand Haven, MI, Dann graduated from Grand Haven High School in 1970. A graduate of Muskegon Community College he moved to Kalamazoo and began working with Langeland's in 1974. He attended Western Michigan University, and was a 1977 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science. A long time resident of Portage, he has been involved in many community organizations and events. Member and Elder of Southridge Reformed Church and a member of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association. Dann is married to Sharon and they have two children, Jodi and Matthew and their best friend, Buster the Bichon.

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Tod S. Locey, Licensed Funeral Director

Tod was born and raised in Sturgis, Michigan and graduated from Sturgis High School in 1981. He was also a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1985; and from Western Michigan University in 1998 with a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree. Tod has been employed with Langeland's as a Licensed Funeral Director since 1985. He is a member of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association and Western Michigan University Alumni Association. Tod lives in Kalamazoo with his wife, Wendy and daughter.

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Robert C. Bucknell, Licensed Funeral Director

Bob is a 1972 graduate of Bronson High School, Bronson, Michigan. He joined the Langeland staff after graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1988. Member of the Portage First United Methodist Church, Michigan Funeral Directors Association, British Institute of Embalmers, and a Reserve Police Officer with the Portage Police Department. Bob lives in Portage with his wife, Cindy. They have four children and one grandson. Since the early 1990’s, they have served as a host family during the Girls Softball World Series, held in Kalamazoo. The family also includes an Old English Sheepdog, Benson. Bob enjoys bowling, W.M.U. Bronco Hockey, and N.H.L. Hockey.

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Max L. Sine, Licensed Funeral Director

Max was born in Kalamazoo and raised in Barry County, Michigan. He is married to Barbara and they have two daughters, Teresa and Sara. He is a graduate of Wayne State University College of Mortuary Science and has been employed with Langeland Family Funeral Homes since 1986. Max and Barbara are members of St. Catherine Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He has played amateur hockey for 16 years.

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Jason S. Olivarez, Licensed Funeral Director

Jason attended Ferris State University in Big Rapids. He is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science and has been a Licensed Michigan Funeral Director since 1997 and joined Langeland's in February 2003. Jason lives in Kalamazoo with his wife, Pamela and their children, McKenna and Jackson.

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Kenneth A. Witteveen, Licensed Funeral Director

Ken is a native of Zeeland, Michigan. He attended Western Michigan University and is a graduate of the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science. Ken has held a Michigan Funeral Director's license since 1968, and rejoined the Langeland family in 2003. He has a son, Jeremy (Amie) Witteveen and two granddaughers, Kadence and Olivia. Ken is a members of Grace Christian Reformed Church.

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Greg J. Glessner, Licensed Funeral Director

Born in Ft. Wayne, IN and raised in LaOtto, IN, Greg graduated from East Noble High School in 1975 and immediately joined the United States Marine Corps, retiring after 22 years of service. His wife, Windi and their children, Payton and Paxton, reside in Battle Creek. Greg also has 3 other children, Holly, Kyle and Scott who also live in Battle Creek. He attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL where he graduated in 1999 and soon became licensed thereafter.

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Win Swieczkowski, Licensed Funeral DIrector

Win was born in Lansing, MI and was raised in Saginaw, MI. He graduated from Hemlock High School in 1993 and then graduated from Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science in 1999. Win has lived in Kalamazoo since 2005 and is married to Carrie Swieczkowski. They attend St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Win enjoys running marathons and ultra marathons.

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Roger A. Medema, Funeral Service Associate

Roger joined our staff in 1965. Roger enjoys gardening with his wife, Mary. He is a singer and sings at many of our services. He is a member of Covenant United Reformed Church.

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Robert A. Baas, Advance Funeral Planner

Rob has been with Langeland Family Funeral Homes since 2002 as a Pre-Need Family Services Consultant. He is part of the first group in Michigan to receive certification in MAPP, Michigan Advanced Planning Professionals, which is endorsed by the Michigan Funeral Directors Association. He is a 1990 graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School. Prior to joining Langeland’s he co-owned a local, family-owned painting company for over 12 years. He is a lifelong member of Centerpoint Church (formerly Third Reformed) and he enjoys many outdoor activities, watching movies and spending time with his two children, Shelby and Dylan. He is dedicated and honored to serve the families in our community.

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Laurie A. VanderBerg, Advanced Funeral Planner

Laurie joined Langeland Family Funeral Homes in April 2007 as a Pre-Need Family Consultant. She is a graduate of Gull Lake High School and Western Michigan University. Prior to joining the Langeland Family, Laurie spent 16 years working as corporate manager for a local engineering firm. She has also worked directly with the Bishop at the Diocese of Kalamazoo, and as a child guidance worker at the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home. Laurie and husband, John, have been married since 1989 and have one child, James who attends Gull Lake Community Schools.

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K. Lynn McFarlen, Advanced Funeral Planner

A graduate of Kalamazoo Central and recipient of a BFA from WMU, Lynn taught art at Hackett High School for twenty years before changing her career path by joining the Langeland prearrangement team in October 2010. Lynn continues her interest in art by showing her paintings in various local venues, such as Kalamazoo art hops, the Nature Center and Bronson Hospital. Lynn enjoys spending time with her husband, Ted, daughter, Libby, and son, Joey. Favorite family events are cook-outs in the back yard with friends and extended family and various sports activities.

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Linda L. McCarty, Administrative Assistant of Advance Planning

Linda has been with Langeland since June of 2006. I am a Graduate of Portage Northern High School, Class of 1969 Formerly an Upjohn/Pharmacia Quality Assurance, Analyst I (1972—2003) A student of art, studying at the Gilmore’s Art Institute and two years with the Famous Artist School located in Connecticut. I enjoy traveling, quilting and spending time with family and friends. Especially, my two cats: Mr. Lucky (15 years old) and Meling (19 years old).

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Martin Schuiteboer, Office Administrator

Graduated from Comstock High School in 1963 and attended Western Michigan University. I served in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict from 1965-1967. I began working for Langeland Funeral Homes in 2001 and prior to that was employed by an International CPA firm for 18 years and a Credit Union for 16 years. I enjoy playing the organ and play for many church services in the Kalamazoo area. My favorite hobby is lawn work and I mow my lawn 2 times a week. It is not uncommon for my wife and I to plant over 1500 annual plants a year. I live in Portage with my wife, Connie, a Registered Nurse, and we have two married daughters, Lisa and Kristen; two son-in-laws, Brian and Ryan and two grandchildren, Naomi and Levi.

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Karen Schaap, Accounting Assistant

Graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School and Davenport College. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and worked in the accounting department of various companies in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Bangor prior to joining the Langeland staff in November 2006. A lifetime resident of Kalamazoo, Karen enjoys walking, bicycling, bowling, reading, and spending time with her family. She is also a lifetime member of Hope Reformed Church and involved in many aspects of her church community.

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Terry Dughie, Administrative Assistant

Terry was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She is a graduate of Green Bay West High School. She joined the US Navy in 1971. Terry lives in Portage with her husband, John and their two dogs Oakley, a shepherd/lab and Murray a basset hound. She has three children Kristen, Jeremy and Danya and three grandchildren Maya, Mallory and Nicolas. Along with enjoying her family, she enjoys traveling, sailing, sewing, knitting and gardening.

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