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 01, 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!”

April Events

  • Flag Flying Tribute

    Sunday, April 01, 2018 to Monday, April 30, 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.

  • Family Forum Series #2 - Burial or Cremation: What I Need to Know

    Monday, April 16, 2018 : 6:00 PM to Monday, April 23, 2018 : 7:00 PM

    A series of four classes intended to educate families about end of life decisions. Participants can come to any or all. This series is held at our Portage Chapel, 411 East Centre Ave.; Portage 49002. To register for the Family Forum either call K. Lynn McFarlen 269-488-8132 or email LynnM@langelands.com

  • Family Forum Series #3 - Veteran Benefits: I'm a Veteran, How Do I Find Out About My Burial Benefit

    Monday, April 23, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    A series of four classes intended to educate families about end of life decisions. Participants can come to any or all. This series is held at our Portage Chapel, 411 East Centre Ave.; Portage 49002. To register for the Family Forum either call K. Lynn McFarlen 269-488-8132 or email LynnM@langelands.com

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week One

    Wednesday, April 25, 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 - 269-383-1508 or dana@langelands.com

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

    Wednesday, April 25, 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 - 269-383-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

  • Family Forum Series #4 - Grief and What Happens Next

    Monday, April 30, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    A series of four classes intended to educate families about end of life decisions. Participants can come to any or all. This series is held at our Portage Chapel, 411 East Centre Ave.; Portage 49002. To register for the Family Forum either call K. Lynn McFarlen 269-488-8132 or email LynnM@langelands.com

May Events

  • Grief: A Path to Healing

    Tuesday, May 01, 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 Two

    Wednesday, May 02, 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 - 269-383-1508 or dana@langelands.com

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

    Wednesday, May 02, 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 - 269-383-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week Three

    Wednesday, May 09, 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 - 269-383-1508 or dana@langelands.com

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

    Wednesday, May 09, 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 - 269-383-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

  • Veterans Breakfast and Bus Trip to Fort Custer

    Monday, May 14, 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.

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week Four

    Wednesday, May 16, 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 - 269-383-1508 or dana@langelands.com

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

    Wednesday, May 16, 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 - 269-383-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

  • G.R.O.W. Group - Week Five

    Wednesday, May 23, 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 - 269-383-1508 or dana@langelands.com

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

    Wednesday, May 23, 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 - 269-383-1508 or dana@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 - 269-383-1508 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 - 269-383-1508 or dana@langelands.com.

June Events

  • Grief: A Path to Healing

    Tuesday, June 05, 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

  • Galesburg Days

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

    Come and check out Galesburg Days - Langeland Family Funeral Homes is giving out water bottles.

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

August Events

  • Grief: A Path to Healing

    Tuesday, August 07, 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 04, 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 02, 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

  • Veteran's Breakfast and Bus trip to Fort Custer

    Tuesday, October 09, 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 06, 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

December Events

  • Grief: A Path to Healing

    Tuesday, December 04, 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