Michael 'Mike' L. GlaserMichael “Mike” Louis Glaser, 93, Dickinson, formerly of Glendive, Mont., passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive.
Michael “Mike” Louis Glaser, 93, Dickinson, formerly of Glendive, Mont., passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive.
Visitation is 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. A rosary service is 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in the chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive.
Mass of Christian burial is 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glendive, with Rev. Joseph Ponessa officiating. Rite of committal with military honors will be held in the Dawson Memorial Cemetery in Glendive.
Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Mike was born Oct. 10, 1919, in Glen Ullin, the son of Nick and Mary (Fisher) Glaser. He was raised and educated in the Glen Ullin area.
Mike helped his father on the farm until March of 1938 when he went into the Civilian Conservation Corps until June 1941 when he then went into the U.S. Army in April 1942, serving in Australia, New Guinea, Philippines and Japan. He was honorably discharged from the military service Dec. 6, 1945, in Fort Lewis, Washington.
Following Mike’s honorable discharge, Mike went to work for the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1945 or early 1946. His Bridge and Building Gang started out working in the Fryburg, moving to Medora then to Marsh, Mont. This is where Mike met the love of his life, Lillian Gehnert.
Mike and Lillian were married Oct. 28, 1947, in Glendive and to this union six children were born; four girls and two boys. As a couple, Mike and Lillian raised their family in Glendive where Mike worked for Midland Lumber Company for 19 years as a clerk and managed Richland Lumber company for 20 years, which was a Wholesale and Warehouse Company for all the Midland Lumber Company yards.
In 1985, Mike retired after 39 years dedicated to these companies. In 1986, Mike and Lillian were forced to move to Billings, Mont., for 17 months due to health issues Lillian had. They moved back to Glendive in 1988 because St. Joseph’s Hospital in Dickinson opened a dialysis Unit where Lillian could get the appropriate medical treatment.
Mike and Lillian continued residing in Glendive until 1991 when they sold their house and moved to Dickinson where Lillian passed away in 1994.
Mike enjoyed playing cards, dancing, listening to music, playing horseshoes; locksmith work, wood working and watching sports on television. Mike loved visiting, telling stories and jokes. He cherished time spent with family and friends.
He was a devoted Christian and a member of the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign War and Eagles Club.
Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Glaser, in 1994; parents, Nick and Mary Glaser and one sister, Leona Hellman and four brothers, Ray, Ed, Joe, and Kasper Glaser.
Survivors include his children, Fran (Ray) Stevens of Lucan, Minnesota, Dorothy (Dave) Harris of Linn Creek, Mo., Geraldine (Victor) Deines of Glendive, Marilyn Chouinard of St. Cloud, Minn., Donald (Gloria) Glaser of Glendive and Karry (Beth) Glaser of Boise, Idaho; sister, AnnaCleda Hondl of Bismarck, brothers, Clarence (Gladys) Glaser of Glendive, Eugene (Delores) Glaser of Dickinson, Dan (Carrie) Glaser of Vancouver, Wash., Tom (Bridget) Glaser of Dickinson, Alvin (Rosemary) Glaser of Bismarck; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, and a grown love for a very special friend Maggie Barth and her family.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silvernale-silhafuneralhome.com.