Michael Glanzer, Belle FourcheDr. Michael Lee Glanzer, 67, Belle Fourche, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at his home in Belle Fourche.
Dr. Michael Lee Glanzer, 67, Belle Fourche, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at his home in Belle Fourche.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Belle Fourche, with the Rev. Gail Arnold officiating. Burial will be in St. Onge Cemetery, St. Onge. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills, Belle Fourche.
He was born on May 10, 1943, in Mitchell to Ralph and Ruby (Bullis) Glanzer.
He grew up in Kimball and graduated from Kimball High School.
In 1965, he received his bachelor of arts degree from University of South Dakota, Vermillion, and in 1969, he earned his master’s degree. He later received his doctorate from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1975.
On Aug. 16, 1968, he married Maureen Furios at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Spearfish.
He had practiced medicine for 25 years in Belle Fourche.
He also owned the Harding County Clinic in Buffalo for more than 15 years. He was chief of staff at Belle Fourche Health Care Center, Butte County coroner and Butte County health officer for more than 20 years.
He was also a past president of South Dakota Doctors of Osteopathy Association, a member of the Fort Meade Museum Board and the Tri-County Museum Board.
He served as a consultant for Butte County Ambulance Board for 22 years. He was instrumental in developing a communications system which linked ambulances, sheriff’s officers and medics with Belle Fourche Health Care Center.
He passed the geriatric medicine examination program for the certificate of special recognition, recognizing excellence among those who provide care to the elderly.
In 1996, he was inducted into the Arabian Racing Association Hall of Fame in California.
He is survived by his wife, his mother, Kimball; three brothers: Alan and wife Greer, Chamberlain; David and wife Cindy, Austin, Texas; and Danny, Kimball; a sister, Paula Linquist and husband Eric, Shreveport, La.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Northern Hills Hospice and American Cancer Society.