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Food & Beverage Service


“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

Faithful Companion


“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.

Faithful Companion

Hollie, the Therapy Dog


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

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Coming Spring 2016, Ellie ”Tink” Betzler will be joining Hollie as our newest Certified Therapy Dog!

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