What's Happening?

Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Inc. is pleased to offer a wide variety of both on-going and seasonal events. We invite you to return often to see what’s coming up on our calendar. If you’d like to keep up-to-date, we invite you to visit our social media pages.

November Events

  • Hospice Caregiver Banquet

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Monday, November 30, 2020

    The Hospice Caregiver Awards Banquet on October 11 was an evening to celebrate the wonderful work of our 12 monthly Hospice Caregiver Award recipients. The banquet took place at the Langeland’s Westside Chapel on 9th Street. It included a catered meal and a program designed to honor these extraordinary individuals.


    Each of the monthly Hospice Caregiver Award Recipients were asked questions about their role as a Hospice Worker. Following are a few of their quotes shared at the 2017 Awards Banquet. They are all very special people, which you can easily see from these responses:

    What attracted you to Hospice work? “When I became a music therapist I especially was interested in hospice care because of my grandmother's journey with dementia. Before she eventually had to move to a skilled nursing facility she lived with my parents and I spent a lot more time with her at the end of her life . She was a music lover and she especially loved the musical "The Sound of Music." As I saw her decline and lose more and more abilities I was always amazed by the power of music. How, when she was barely speaking she would come back to us and sing along with "edelweiss." Or, even later, when she was minimally responsive she would open her eyes, make eye contact and smile when we sang "my favorite things." Witnessing and being a part of these touching moments between my grandmother and our family is what initially drew me to being a hospice music therapist.”

    “I so value providing a safe and meaningful encounter to grieving people. It’s such a humbling and sacred work knowing that God and I make a difference in individuals’ lives.”
    What attracted you to hospice work? “I lost a close friend to cancer when she was 48. Hospice was included in her care and I was so very impressed with the care of the Hospice Chaplain. Although I didn’t seek work as a Chaplain…Chaplaincy found me! I was called within months after my friend’s death, asking if I had ever considered working as a Chaplain. Love those God-touches!”

    “People always ask how do you take care of people who are dying! I say I don’t take care of dying people. I take care of the living until the day they die!”

May Events

  • Flag Flying Tribute

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Thursday, May 31, 2018

    Every month Langelands pays tribute to a deceased veteran by raising the flags at our chapels in honor of that veteran. A biography is prominently displayed in each chapel for the entire month of the tribute. Anyone can suggest a veteran to be honored in this way by calling or emailing K. Lynn McFarlen, 269-488-8132 or lynnm@langelands.com.

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week Six

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 : 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Grief Recovery Outreach to Wholeness is a six week educational support group. It is free of charge and open to the community. This group is held at Kalamazoo Senior Services, Inc. 918 Jasper Street, Kalamazoo, MI - Call or email to register for the group with Dana Naumann - Grief Support Coordinator - 269-343-1508 or dana@langelands.com

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week Six - Evening

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 : 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Grief Recovery Outreach to Wholeness is a six week educational support group, with a new topic introduced each week and also allowing time for personal sharing. It is free of charge and open to the community. This group is held at Portage Public Schools Administration Building; 8107 Mustang Drive, Portage. Call or email for more information and to register for the group with Dana Naumann, Grief Support Coordinator - 269-343-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

June Events

  • Grief: A Path to Healing

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    First Tuesday of the Month, unless otherwise noted - Overview of the Grieving Process. Grief can be overwhelming, this overview can be helpful for those who are new to grief, and have found themselves stuck in the grief process, or know someone they would like to assist in their grief journey.
    Location: Langeland Family Funeral Homes - Portage Chapel - 411 East Centre Ave. Portage 49002
    RSVP your attendance with K. Lynn Mc Farlen or Dana Naumann - 343-1508

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week One

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 : 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Grief Recovery Outreach to Wholeness is a six week educational support group, with a new topic introduced each week and also allowing time for personal sharing. It is free of charge and open to the community. This group is held at Kalamazoo Senior Services, Inc.; 913 Jasper Street; Kalamazoo. Call or email for more information and to register for the group with Dana Naumann, Grief Support Coordinator - 269-343-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week One - Evening

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 : 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Grief Recovery Outreach to Wholeness is a six week educational support group, with a new topic introduced each week and also allowing time for personal sharing. It is free of charge and open to the community. This group is held at Portage Public Schools Administration Building; 8107 Mustang Drive, Portage. Call or email for more information and to register for the group with Dana Naumann, Grief Support Coordinator - 269-343-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week Two

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 : 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Grief Recovery Outreach to Wholeness is a six week educational support group, with a new topic introduced each week and also allowing time for personal sharing. It is free of charge and open to the community. This group is held at Kalamazoo Senior Services, Inc.; 913 Jasper Street; Kalamazoo. Call or email for more information and to register for the group with Dana Naumann, Grief Support Coordinator - 269-343-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week Two - Evening

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 : 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Grief Recovery Outreach to Wholeness is a six week educational support group, with a new topic introduced each week and also allowing time for personal sharing. It is free of charge and open to the community. This group is held at Portage Public Schools Administration Building; 8107 Mustang Drive, Portage. Call or email for more information and to register for the group with Dana Naumann, Grief Support Coordinator - 269-343-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

  • Galesburg Days

    Saturday, June 16, 2018 : 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Langelands will be participating after the parade with a family friendly game booth in the park.

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week Three

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 : 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Grief Recovery Outreach to Wholeness is a six week educational support group, with a new topic introduced each week and also allowing time for personal sharing. It is free of charge and open to the community. This group is held at Kalamazoo Senior Services, Inc.; 913 Jasper Street; Kalamazoo. Call or email for more information and to register for the group with Dana Naumann, Grief Support Coordinator - 269-343-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week Three - Evening

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 : 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Grief Recovery Outreach to Wholeness is a six week educational support group, with a new topic introduced each week and also allowing time for personal sharing. It is free of charge and open to the community. This group is held at Portage Public Schools Administration Building; 8107 Mustang Drive, Portage. Call or email for more information and to register for the group with Dana Naumann, Grief Support Coordinator - 269-343-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week Four

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 : 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Grief Recovery Outreach to Wholeness is a six week educational support group, with a new topic introduced each week and also allowing time for personal sharing. It is free of charge and open to the community. This group is held at Kalamazoo Senior Services, Inc.; 913 Jasper Street; Kalamazoo. Call or email for more information and to register for the group with Dana Naumann, Grief Support Coordinator - 269-343-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week Four - Evening

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 : 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Grief Recovery Outreach to Wholeness is a six week educational support group, with a new topic introduced each week and also allowing time for personal sharing. It is free of charge and open to the community. This group is held at Portage Public Schools Administration Building; 8107 Mustang Drive, Portage. Call or email for more information and to register for the group with Dana Naumann, Grief Support Coordinator - 269-343-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

July Events

  • Grief: A Path to Healing

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    First Tuesday of the Month, unless otherwise noted - Overview of the Grieving Process. Grief can be overwhelming, this overview can be helpful for those who are new to grief, and have found themselves stuck in the grief process, or know someone they would like to assist in their grief journey.
    Location: Langeland Family Funeral Homes - Portage Chapel - 411 East Centre Ave. Portage 49002
    RSVP your attendance with K. Lynn Mc Farlen or Dana Naumann - 343-1508

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week Five

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 : 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Grief Recovery Outreach to Wholeness is a six week educational support group, with a new topic introduced each week and also allowing time for personal sharing. It is free of charge and open to the community. This group is held at Kalamazoo Senior Services, Inc.; 913 Jasper Street; Kalamazoo. Call or email for more information and to register for the group with Dana Naumann, Grief Support Coordinator - 269-343-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week Five - Evening

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 : 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Grief Recovery Outreach to Wholeness is a six week educational support group, with a new topic introduced each week and also allowing time for personal sharing. It is free of charge and open to the community. This group is held at Portage Public Schools Administration Building; 8107 Mustang Drive, Portage. Call or email for more information and to register for the group with Dana Naumann, Grief Support Coordinator - 269-343-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week Six

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 : 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Grief Recovery Outreach to Wholeness is a six week educational support group, with a new topic introduced each week and also allowing time for personal sharing. It is free of charge and open to the community. This group is held at Kalamazoo Senior Services, Inc.; 913 Jasper Street; Kalamazoo. Call or email for more information and to register for the group with Dana Naumann, Grief Support Coordinator - 269-343-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week Six - Evening

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 : 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Grief Recovery Outreach to Wholeness is a six week educational support group, with a new topic introduced each week and also allowing time for personal sharing. It is free of charge and open to the community. This group is held at Portage Public Schools Administration Building; 8107 Mustang Drive, Portage. Call or email for more information and to register for the group with Dana Naumann, Grief Support Coordinator - 269-343-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

August Events

  • Grief: A Path to Healing

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    First Tuesday of the Month, unless otherwise noted - Overview of the Grieving Process. Grief can be overwhelming, this overview can be helpful for those who are new to grief, and have found themselves stuck in the grief process, or know someone they would like to assist in their grief journey.
    Location: Langeland Family Funeral Homes - Portage Chapel - 411 East Centre Ave. Portage 49002
    RSVP your attendance with K. Lynn Mc Farlen or Dana Naumann - 343-1508

September Events

  • Grief: A Path to Healing

    Tuesday, September 4, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    First Tuesday of the Month, unless otherwise noted - Overview of the Grieving Process. Grief can be overwhelming, this overview can be helpful for those who are new to grief, and have found themselves stuck in the grief process, or know someone they would like to assist in their grief journey.
    Location: Langeland Family Funeral Homes - Portage Chapel - 411 East Centre Ave. Portage 49002
    RSVP your attendance with K. Lynn Mc Farlen or Dana Naumann - 343-1508

October Events

  • Grief: A Path to Healing

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 7:30 AM

    First Tuesday of the Month, unless otherwise noted - Overview of the Grieving Process. Grief can be overwhelming, this overview can be helpful for those who are new to grief, and have found themselves stuck in the grief process, or know someone they would like to assist in their grief journey.
    Location: Langeland Family Funeral Homes - Portage Chapel - 411 East Centre Ave. Portage 49002
    RSVP your attendance with K. Lynn Mc Farlen or Dana Naumann - 343-1508

  • The Langeland Hospice Caregiver of the Year Award Banquet

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 : 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM

    Our Hospice Caregiver Award Banquet is a specially planned evening where the prior year's monthly Hospice Caregiver Award Recipients are honored. The Langeland Hospice Caregiver of the Year will be selected from this group. Attendance for this event is by invitation only. It is our pleasure to give special recognition to those who go above and beyond in caring for the dying and their families.

  • Veteran's Breakfast and Bus trip to Fort Custer

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018 : 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    Free Breakfast and Bus Tour to Fort Custer for US Veterans and their family member. We meet at Langeland's Westside Chapel, 3926 South 9th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009, at 8:30am. We will eat breakfast and a enjoy a program on veteran's benefits and history of the national cemetery system. After the program we board a tour bus and travel to Fort Custer where their director joins us and takes us on a 30-45 minute tour of the grounds. Participants will be able to ask questions and see one of nations most beautiful National Cemeteries.

November Events

  • Grief: A Path to Healing

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    First Tuesday of the Month, unless otherwise noted - Overview of the Grieving Process. Grief can be overwhelming, this overview can be helpful for those who are new to grief, and have found themselves stuck in the grief process, or know someone they would like to assist in their grief journey.
    Location: Langeland Family Funeral Homes - Portage Chapel - 411 East Centre Ave. Portage 49002
    RSVP your attendance with K. Lynn Mc Farlen or Dana Naumann - 343-1508

  • Candlelight Holiday Memorial Ceremony - Langelands Westside

    Sunday, November 11, 2018 : 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    The holidays can be a particularly difficult time when you are experiencing the emptiness after a loved ones death. The Candlelight Holiday Memorial Ceremony includes music, special readings, and an opportunity to light a candle in memory of your loved one. Many people find it to be a special way to honor their loved one in a simple and meaningful way prior to the busyness of the holidays. There will also be a part in the program to commemorate our veterans. The Candlelight Holiday Memorial Ceremony is held in the chapel at our Westside location - 3926 9th Street, Kalamazoo 49009. The ceremony itself will last about a half an hour and will be followed by light refreshments. It is open to the community and there is no advance registration.

December Events

  • Grief: A Path to Healing

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 7:30 AM

    First Tuesday of the Month, unless otherwise noted - Overview of the Grieving Process. Grief can be overwhelming, this overview can be helpful for those who are new to grief, and have found themselves stuck in the grief process, or know someone they would like to assist in their grief journey.
    Location: Langeland Family Funeral Homes - Portage Chapel - 411 East Centre Ave. Portage 49002
    RSVP your attendance with K. Lynn Mc Farlen or Dana Naumann - 343-1508