OBITUARY

Michael Gerald Glanz

March 2, 1958November 20, 2021

Michael Gerald Glanz, age 63, of Palisade, Minn. passed away on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.

Mike grew up in Coon Rapids and spent decades as a press brake operator at Hoffman Engineering in Anoka. In retirement, Mike enjoyed driving school bus in the northern Metro. Gifted with unending mechanical talents, Mike’s passion was collecting and rebuilding cars. Loved by many, his grandchildren and dogs held a special place in his heart. To his doting grandchildren, he was “Papa Mike.” Mike also shared a special bond with his siblings.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Donnis Glanz. His legacy will live on through his children, Aaron (Lee) Glanz and Brandon (Jenny) Glanz; grandchildren, Austin, Michael, Dylan, Hunter, Ethan, Emerson, and Berkeley; siblings, Cindy, Debbie (Doug), and Kevin (Julie); God-daughter, Karisa; and many extended family and friends.

Please join us to celebrate Mike’s life on Sunday, November 28th, at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, MN. Please arrive at 1:00 pm, with Celebration of Life to begin at 1:30 pm. Luncheon to immediately follow at Gearhart.

An early evening reception to take place at Bunker Hills Golf Club (East Ballroom) immediately following the luncheon until 8:00 p.m. There will be a complimentary food and drinks available at the reception.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to any animal rescue organization in memory of Mike. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared below for the Glanz family.

  • FAMILY

  • His legacy will live on through his children, Aaron (Lee) Glanz and Brandon (Jenny) Glanz; grandchildren, Austin, Michael, Dylan, Hunter, Ethan, Emerson, and Berkeley; siblings, Cindy, Debbie (Doug), and Kevin (Julie); God-daughter, Karisa; and many extended family and friendsHis legacy will live on through his children, Aaron (Lee) Glanz and Brandon (Jenny) Glanz; grandchildren, Austin, Michael, Dylan, Hunter, Ethan, Emerson, and Berkeley; siblings, Cindy, Debbie (Doug), and Kevin (Julie); God-daughter, Karisa; and many extended family and friends.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, November 28, 2021

  • Luncheon

    Sunday, November 28, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Reception following service

Memories

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Betty Wickstrom

November 30, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing, he was a great neighbor in Palisade, will miss visiting with him, RIP Mike.

Angie Olson

November 29, 2021

May you rest in peace Mike! 💙😇

Robin Byrne

November 28, 2021

Rest in peace Mike! You will be missed by many!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY