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Veteran Flag Flying Tribute


Langeland Family Funeral Home is pleased to have a program where every month we pay tribute to the memory of a veteran by raising the flags at our chapels in their honor. Each chapel prominently displays a framed biography with a photograph of the veteran for the entire month, remembering and honoring the veteran and their family for service to our country. 

We at Langelands are grateful to these men and women for their sacrifice and courage and we consider it our honor to pay tribute in this way. If you or a family member would like to have a fallen veteran remembered, please contact K. Lynn McFarlen, Community Outreach Director, 269-343-1508. There is no cost or obligation. Families choosing to participate will receive a certificate and the displayed biographies of their family member to keep or share.

(Please note three of our chapels have flag poles and three do not, although the flags we raise represent all our locations.)

For past recipients see: /lgq/archived-flag-flying-tributes


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Paul “Tony” Plyley, Jr.

Tony was born May 12, 1930, in Kalamazoo, the son of Paul, Sr. and Hazel (Sayles) Plyley. Tony was a 1948 graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School. Corporal Tony Plyley served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, receiving the Korean Service Medal. He retired as a gas service repairman from Consumers Energy after 35 years of service. On October 28, 1950, Tony married Mary Harding, and they shared 70 wonderful years. They enjoyed traveling together, his favorites being two adventures to England. He loved taking his family camping all across the U.S. Tony also enjoyed woodworking, fishing and photography. His family included his wife, Mary Plyley; his children: Linda Kreamalmeyer, Tony (Janet Bauer) Plyley, and Tom (Genni) Plyley; his grandchildren: Betsy Thompson, Devon Plyley, and Dana Plyley; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Tony was lain to rest with full military honors at

Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Michigan.

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622 South Burdick St.
| Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Tel: 1-269-343-1508
411 East Centre Ave
| Portage, MI 49002
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| Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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| Climax, MI 49034
Tel: 1-269-746-4206

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