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Life Stories & Obituaries



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July 3, 2024
Kalamazoo, MI

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June 29, 2024
Gobles, MI


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July 11, 2024
Richland, MI


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July 14, 2024
Galesburg, MI


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July 18, 2024
Kalamazoo, MI

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July 14, 2024
Kalamazoo, MI


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May 25, 2024
Kalamazoo, MI

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July 19, 2024
Portage, MI


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June 28, 2024
Lawton, MI


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July 11, 2024
Scotts, MI


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July 21, 2024
Kalamazoo, MI

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July 11, 2024
Kalamazoo, MI


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July 21, 2024
Breedsville, MI

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July 22, 2024
Scotts, MI


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Food & Beverage Service

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“When we arrived at Dad’s visitation to see such a display and array of food preparation, so particular to Dad’s favorite things… it turned into a true celebration of Dad. His friends and family gathered for hours, no one wanted to leave.”

~Rachel Pettit

Food has always been part of rituals and celebrations. At Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, we exclusively blend all the elements together under one roof. As you share your story with us, we will create a relevant and meaningful one-time event.

Because the Life Story Center boasts a one of a kind space, we are able to serve an intimate group of a few or a large group of several hundred people, specializing in customized events and unique receptions. Whether it’s a casual lunch, an open house, or a champagne toast, our staff will help personalize a menu that will reflect the life lived and the values embraced by each family.



The Life Story Experience

You and your memories are not just part of the Life Story® process, they are its entire focus. Taking time to remember people is important because one life has the power to affect many. We share common experiences, yet our emotions, relationships, and memories create individual Life Stories for each of us. Life Story Funeral Homes® provide a funeral solution that is innovative, comprehensive, and insightful. The Life Story is woven into all the services we provide. Click below to learn how the Life Story Experience begins:

Writing a Life Story





Life Tails

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“Pets are not our whole life but make our lives whole.”

~Roger Caras

The unconditional love that we have for our pets, and they for us, is honored by our trusted and caring staff, who will ensure that your pet is cared for throughout the pet cremation service, as if they were our very own.

Life Tails



Hollie & Ellie, the Therapy Dogs

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Meet Hollie and Ellie Betzler, the only certified therapy dogs in Kalamazoo specially trained to bring comfort to others within the setting of a funeral home.

Click here to go to Hollie's Life Tails page


Learn More about Hollie


Learn More About Ellie



Contact Us

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scott@betzlerlifestory.com

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