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Dr. Michael Glanzer

May 10, 1943 — October 9, 2010

** Video Tribute will be delayed **Dr. Michael Glanzer, age 67 of Belle Fourche, died Saturday October 9, 2010 at his home in Belle Fourche. The funeral service will be held 10:30am Saturday October 16th, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Belle Fourche, with Rev. Gail Arnold officiating. Visitation will be held 5 to 7pm Friday at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. Inurnment will be 10 am Friday October 22nd at the St. Onge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Northern Hills Hospice and the American Cancer Society. Michael Lee Glanzer was born May 10, 1943 in Mitchell SD. He was the son of Ralph and Ruby (Bullis) Glanzer. Michael grew up in Kimball SD where he graduated from high school. In 1965 Michael received his BA Degree from USD and in 1969 he earned his Master’s Degree. He later received his Doctorate from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1975. He was united in marriage to Maureen Furios on August 16th, 1968 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Spearfish. For 25 years, Doctor Glanzer practiced medicine in Belle Fourche. During these years he delivered more than 100 babies, treated more than 17,000 emergency room cases, and well over 200,000 patient visits. He also owned the Harding County Clinic in Buffalo for more than 15 years. He served as Chief of Staff at the Belle Fourche Health Care Center, Butte County Coroner, and Butte County Health Officer for more than 20 years. He also is Past President of the SD Doctors of Osteopathy Association, and an active member of the Fort Meade Museum Board and the Tri-County Museum Board. Dr. Glanzer served as a consultant for the Butte County Ambulance Board for 22 years, until the emergency facilities in Belle Fourche were discontinued. During these years, he was instrumental in developing a communications system which would allow ambulances, sheriff’s officers, and medics to communicate with the Belle Fourche Health Care Center. It served the three state area. In 1993 he successfully completed an intensive examination that only a handful of doctors in SD have passed. The Geriatric Medicine Examination program for the Certificate of Special Recognition was jointly developed by the American Osteopathic Board of General Practice and the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine for certified general practitioners and internists. The program was designed to recognize excellence among those who provide care to the elderly. In his spare time, Dr. Glanzer promoted Arabian Horse racing. In 1996 he was inducted into the Arabian Racing Association Hall of Fame in California. Dr. Glanzer is survived by his wife, Maureen of Belle Fourche; mother, Ruby Glanzer of Kimball SD; brothers, Alan (Greer) Glanzer of Chamberlain, David (Cindy) Glanzer of Austin TX, Danny Glanzer of Kimball SD; sister, Paula (Eric) Linquist of Shreveport LA; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Glanzer. DATE OF BIRTH May 10, 1943 – Mitchell, South Dakota DATE OF DEATH October 9, 2010 – Belle Fourche, South Dakota           FUNERAL SERVICE 10:30 A.M. – Saturday – October 16th, 2010 United Methodist Church Belle Fourche, South Dakota OFFICIANT Rev. Gail Arnold MUSIC Organist – Audrey Wiley Soloist – Paul Young “Amazing Grace”, “The Old Rugged Cross” Cong. Hymn – “How Great Thou Art” HONORARY CASKETBEARER Carl Ogaard ACTIVE CASKETBEARERS Cass Heimbaugh                                   Jeff Ogaard Dr. George Jenter                                 Dan Rogers Joe Loncarevich                                    Paul Young INURNMENT 10:00 A.M. – Friday – October 22nd, 2010 St. Onge Cemetery – St. Onge, South Dakota
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