Where Food, Drinks & Stories Are Shared

John Prince

May 4, 2019
Kalamazoo, MI


Time of Celebration

Saturday, May 11, 2019
4:00 PM EDT
Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes
Kalamazoo Location
6080 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 375-2900

A reception will follow in the Life Story Center with food and beverages.

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123
(800) 227-2345
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Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Ste. 100
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 345-0273
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Age 73, died on May 4, 2019 at Rose Arbor Hospice. John was born October 1, 1945 in Kalamazoo, the son of Merrill and Anna (Paulus) Prince. Always one to stay busy, John was an active volunteer for the Democratic Party for several years. He was a passionate supporter of the WMU Bronco’s, following their sports teams as closely as the most devoted coach. He also greatly enjoyed sharing time with his morning breakfast group. John loved to talk and was the type to cultivate friendships with everyone he met. He had many close friends who became like family. John was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his brother, Bruce (Linda) Prince; 2 nieces, Cheryl Harris and Michelle Prince; and grandnephew, Nick Harris. Cremation has taken place. A Time of Celebration will be held on Saturday (MAY 11) at 4pm at Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Dr. Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900. A reception with food and refreshments will follow in the Life Story Center. Please visit John’s personal web page at www.betzlerfuneralhome.com, where you can read his story, archive a favorite memory or photo and sign his online guestbook before coming to the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or American Cancer Society.