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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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CDR Administrative Officer

Merdith “Mert” M. Frost

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.

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Memorial Chapel
622 South Burdick St.
| Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Tel: 1-269-343-1508
Portage Chapel
411 East Centre Ave
| Portage, MI 49002
Tel: 1-269-343-1508
Westside Chapel
3926 S. 9th St.
| Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Tel: 1-269-343-1508
Climax Chapel
205 East Maple St.
| Climax, MI 49034
Tel: 1-269-746-4206
Comstock Chapel
6121 King Highway
| Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Tel: 1-269-345-6464
Galesburg Chapel
145 West Battle Creek St.
| Galesburg, MI 49053
Tel: 1-269-665-9710

You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

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