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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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Michael P. Farrell

Mike was born December 18, 1941, in Logansport, IN, to Paul and June Farrell. Mike was a graduate of Purdue University, with a degree in Pharmacy. Following graduation, he worked briefly at the State Hospital in Logansport before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He attended Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, where he met and married his wife Joyce. In May of 2019, Mike and Joyce celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mike’s decorations received for his service include the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Three Stars, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device. After the Navy he began working for the Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo and also Bronson Hospital in the evenings. Mike retired from the Upjohn Company after 33 years. He was an avid tennis player and sports photographer. Evenings and weekends he could be found shooting sports photos for the Kalamazoo Gazette at any of the local high schools and colleges. Mike was also a stringer for the Indianapolis Star and loved attending and shooting the Indianapolis 500. Besides his wife Joyce, Mike also leaves behind a son Patrick (Yumiko) and two grandchildren, Kenji and Saya.

Mike was laid to rest with full military honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, 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

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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