At Langeland Family Cremation Center, we are with you every step of the way. Before, during, and after.
The Langeland Family Cremation Center is proud to be a receiving location for flags in need of retirement. Bring your worn, torn, or frayed flags to us and we’ll drape it over a veteran at the time of cremation.
The only funeral home in Kalamazoo county with an on-site crematory, our new facility is unlike any other in the region. You will be cared for by Langeland staff every step of the way.
The arrangement room.
The chapel and witnessing area.
Where your family comes first.
Modern and elegant surroundings make everyone feel comfortable and at home here. We invite you for a tour any time to see this unique location, designed with you in mind.
Saying goodbye well through careful planning.
Langeland Family Cremation Center offers many options for families saying goodbye to a loved one. There is a personal and unique way to honor every person. Our caring staff can assist you in selecting the best options for your family.
Every grieving family is treated with compassion and respect.
The Langeland family has been serving our community for over 85 years and four generations. We understand the impact of loss and want to help you heal and move forward. The death of a family member is significant and taking the time to remember them helps the grieving and healing process.
Mert, a devoted patriot, served his country in the United States Naval Reserves, flying his flag daily thereafter. He attended Western Michigan University for four years prior to embarking on his 40-year career as the owner and operator of Frost Standard, the largest full-service gas station in South Western Michigan. Well respected for his business acumen, he was a mentor for many other entrepreneurs. As an active community minded individual, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriners International. He enjoyed meeting the families while driving them to Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Chicago and Cincinnati for their children to receive medical care, making over 280 trips total. Mert belonged to the Elks Club in Otsego; he was a member of TPA, AMBUCS, YKATS Swim Club, WMU Blue Line Club, and Alamo Little League. He was honored to receive a Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International. Mert enjoyed going to car shows and was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed his time together with his friends from school and they were known as the Milwood Lunch Bunch. Mert is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Doris (Hutchins) Frost; four children, Dianne Hunter, Linda (Rick) Bukoski, John “Jack” (Kim) Frost and Susan (Steve) Andrie; ten grandchildren, Becky, Maria, Julianna, Aria, Aydin, Ansel, Kimmy, Jimmy, Nicole and Tommy; and one great-grandchild, Ava.
Mert was lain to rest with full military honors in Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Michigan.