Nelson R. Peet Jr., D.C., Davenport
’50, died Aug. 19, 2006, in Vermont.
Dr. Peet and his wife, Helen Peet,
D.C., who died in 2003, were
known throughout the chiropractic
profession as mentors through their
chiropractic post-graduate School of
Higher Learning. Dr. Nelson Peet
continued to see patients until May
2006 in Pompano Beach, Fla. He
was also working on a book for the chiropractic profession.
Dr. Nelson Peet played a vital role in the passage of a law to
license chiropractors in New York. He was a past president of the
New York Chiropractic Association and a post-graduate faculty
member of Life University in Marietta, Ga. He was a member
of the American Chiropractic Association, the International Chiropractors
Association, New York State Chiropractic Association
and the International Pediatric Chiropractors Association.
Four of the Nelson’s children became chiropractors: Palmer Peet,
D.C., Paula Peet, D.C., Parry Peet, D.C., and Jennifer Peet, D.C.
Dr. Nelson Peet was directly responsible for helping more than
14 of his family and friends to become Doctors of Chiropractic.
Marvin Klaes, D.C., Davenport ’48, passed away Oct. 13, 2006,
at the age of 83 in Seymour, Ind. During World War II, he served
in the U.S. Army in Britain and Japan. Dr. Klaes then earned his
chiropractic degree at Palmer College and joined the original
faculty of the Gonstead Clinic in Mount Horeb, Wis.
From 1957 until his retirement in 1989, Dr. Klaes practiced chiropractic
in Seymour, Ind. He was past president of the Indiana
Bureau of Chiropractic and the Indiana Chiropractic Association.
He also was president of the International Chiropractors
Association of Indiana and served as the Indiana representative to
the International Chiropractors Association.
A member of Palmer College’s President’s Club, Dr. Klaes received
the D.D. Palmer Scientific Award in 1974 and became a Fellow of
the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic in 1980. He is survived by his
wife, Lena Couch-Hawn; four daughters, Kathy Clark, Julie
Bradley, Dr. Marian Klaes-Lanham, Davenport ’86, Patricia Hurley;
three sons, Dr. Chris Klaes, Davenport ’80, Bill Klaes, and Don
Klaes; as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren,
and one stepsister.
H. Dale “Doc” Evans, D.C., Davenport ’49, passed away Sept.
25, 2006, in Kennewick, Wash. He was 90 years old. Originally
an Iowa native, Dr. Evans served as a Palmer faculty member
from 1953-59 and later opened his own practice. He was also a
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marie; son, Jerry, of Nevada
Springs, Nev.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sons Richard and Gregory Evans.
Agnes Rutherford, D.C., ’36 -
Dr. Robert Null, ’42 -
Dr. James Rasmussen, ’42 -
La Jolla, Calif.
Dr. Jan Figley, ’44 -
Dr. James Dedrick, ’47 -
Dr. Olaf Cooper, ’48 -
Russell Springs, Ky.
Dr. James Madaffer, ’48 -
San Diego, Calif.
Dr. M.G. Lett, ’49 -
Dr. Richard Niequist, ’49 -
Dr. Robert Bright, ’53 -
Dr. Donald Witte, ’53 -
Dr. William Conner, ’58 -
Dr. Bobby Davis, ’58 -
Dr. Vernon Miller, ’59 -
Dr. Francine DeVigne, ’60 -
Dr. Thomas Fox, ’60 -
Dr. Gerald Gerleman, ’60 -
Dr. James Bissland, ’62 -
Dr. Gerald Harbaugh, ’65 -
Dr. Stephen Kelman, ’71 -
Huntington Woods, Mich.
Dr. Philip Gast, ’74 -
Dr. Terry Holder, ’76 -
Dr. Elizabeth DeVore, ’77 -
Kenneth City, Fla.
Dr. Joseph Fiorenzo, ’78 -
Dr. Richard O’Neal, ’80 -
Dr. Jason Rosenberg, ’99 -
Guy Robert L’Abbe, C.T. -
Cedar Rapids, Iowa