Loren Dale Glanzer


June 21, 2021

Salmon, Idaho

Loren Dale Glanzer passed away at Steele Memorial Medical Center on June 21, 2021. Loren was born on February 15, 1947 to Reuben and Lillian Tieszen Glanzer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was the youngest of six children. Loren contracted polio at 21 months of age. After returning home from the hospital he was cared for by the family and nurse Miss Elsie Tschetter. He grew up on a farm South West of Parker, SD. Loren attended a one room school through 8th grade and high school in Marion, SD. He attended the Freeman Junior College for two years and then decided to carry on the Tieszen family tradition by becoming a chiropractor. Loren enrolled in the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL and in 1972 earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. While in high school, Loren spent many weekends at Thunder Valley Speedway where he participated in drag racing, winning many trophies with his 1966 white Impala hardtop coupe. Loren opened his first practice in Howard, SD in 1972. It was there that he met Janice. They married in 1976 and he became father to Janice’s children. In 1977, while vacationing in Idaho Falls, they visited Salmon, Idaho and fell in love with the area and moved there in December of that year. Loren opened his practice in January of 1978 in rented office space just off Main Street. In June of 1979, Loren bought the Main Street property that remained his office until it closed due to ill health. Loren loved hunting pheasants in SD and also fishing, so this was a perfect spot for the family to move. Many weekends that first winter were spent ice fishing on Williams Lake. They loved getting up in the mountains so wood cutting, camping, and hunting became some of his favorite activities. Loren was introduced to snowmobiling by his good friend, Jerry Meyers, and a new fanatic was born. Trips to Reservoir Lake, Jackson, MT, Iron Lake, and Anaconda, MT, were among his favorite trips. Loren joined the International Handgun Shooting Association in the early 80’s. This was something he and Janice, who acted as his spotter, enjoyed doing together and traveled to weekend matches in Montana and Southern Idaho. Loren was very good at this sport, winning many regional, state, and national competitions and has the plaques, trophies, and belt buckles to prove it. In 1991, Loren and Janice were blessed with a baby girl and named her Jenna Dale. She was a very welcome addition to the family and eventually carried on her father’s profession as a chiropractor. Loren was a member of the Salmon Rotary Club for many years, serving as secretary for 10 years and as president in 1994-1995. He was very faithful and received an award for 20 years of perfect attendance. Loren was a member of the Idaho State Chiropractic Association and served as secretary and also as president in 1984-1985. Loren always planted a large garden, which, along with his yard, were his pride and joy. The neighbors certainly appreciated his garden as there was always plenty to share. Loren became known as “The Bread Man” in Salmon because of his delicious home baked wheat bread. He supported many bake sale fundraisers with 20 or more loaves of bread. One year the high school cheerleaders were desperate to raise money for new uniforms, so Loren got up at 4:00 am and baked 70 loaves of bread for them. Loren is preceded in death by his parents Reuben and Lillian Glanzer; maternal grandparents Dr. Isaac and Katie Tieszen; paternal grandparents Jacob J. and Mary Glanzer; step-son Rick Lee, brother-in-law Bob Nickel; sister-in-law Nola Glanzer; plus numerous relatives. He is survived by his wife Janice of Salmon, Idaho; children Larry (Kodi) Lee of Spirit Lake, Idaho; Kim Glanzer (Scott Blood) of Salmon, Idaho; Dr. Jenna (DeVon) Williams of Alpharetta, Georgia; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, sister Joanne Nickel of Rolling Meadows, Illinois; Janet Parnell (Jerry) of Pueblo, Colorado; Elroy Glanzer (Maureen) of Naples, Florida; Arden Glanzer of West Fargo, North Dakota; and LaDean Silberhorn of Pueblo, Colorado, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Loren had a big heart for his family and friends and will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held on September 18 at the United Methodist Church in Salmon, Idaho. Donations may be made to the Salmon United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 201 Lombard Street, Salmon, Idaho 83467 or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at: 605 Imperial Drive Apt 31, Salmon, Idaho 83467

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