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Dean Glandt Tribute

Greetings, all!

For those of you that weren’t able to make it to the memorial service for Delphine’s dad, Dean Glandt, it was very beautiful. The folks from Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes did a great job of making sure everything was taken care of, instructions were given when needed, and everything went so smoothly.

After the memorial service and the graveside service, we all came back to the church for an early dinner. During dinner, Dean’s children and grandchildren presented a PowerPoint presentation that we had collectively put together. We had all gathered pictures and stories from the past, and put it together with music chosen by Perriann and Delphine. We got a really nice response from a lot of folks and afterwards a few people asked if I could put it on CD or DVD.

After doing some research and trying a few programs out, I finally decided on Camtasia, a screen capture software package that allows you to record audio and motion from your computer for sharing in several different formats.

Right now, I have available a web-based version. It requires Adobe Macromedia Flash Player, so if you don’t have that, you won’t be able to see the presentation. You can get it by clicking here.

Tribute Presentation: Click here to launch the video in a separate window. If you have any pop-up blockers, be sure to allow my site to launch pop-ups. Also, depending on your Internet connection, it may take a little bit to load enough to start playing, but it will show you the loading progress when you launch the presentation.

I’ll be working on getting this on DVD for those in the Glandt family that aren’t on the Internet on a consistent basis, or for those that would just simply like a copy of the tribute.

Enjoy!
-Myles-

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  • Rest In Peace: Dean Glandt

    As some of you have already heard, my father-in-law, Delphine’s dad, Dean Glandt, passed away at 2 a.m. on Thursday morning, May 17, 2007. So it goes…

    A few weeks ago, Dean had fallen out of his bed at the Life Care facility in Cheyenne and broke his femur at the hip. The doctors gave him about a 1 in 20 chance of even surviving the surgery. However, those of you that knew Dean knows that those were very beatable odds for him.

    While he made it through the surgery just fine, recovery over the next week and a half did not go as well. Dean was just too weak to fight this final battle.

    A week ago last Friday they transferred him to a beautiful hospice facility in Cheyenne where they kept him very comfortable for his last days. His wife, his two daughters and one of his grandsons were by his side when he passed away.

    Dean was used to fighting for his life. When he was very young, he had Rheumatic fever and was not expected to live past the age of 11. He grew up with a damaged heart, had one of the valves in his heart replaced, and had gone through several pacemakers. About 10 years ago, he fell down the stairs at his house in Cheyenne and had to have steel rods put in his legs to get everything back together. A surgery that made his leg 2 inches shorter than the other. He had a couple of nasty spills after that, as well. I tell you all that to say that through each incident, when people thought he might just give up, he fought back. (more…)

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