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Summer 2007

in memoriam

Davenport Campus

Larry Troxell, D.C., Davenport ’67 , passed away April 16, 2007, in Iowa City, Iowa. He was 66. After graduating from Palmer College, Dr. Troxell opened his first clinic in Davenport while heading Palmer’s Technique Department for five years. He then opened a clinic with his wife, Pamela le Roux-Troxell, D.C., Davenport ’73, in Clinton, Iowa. While there, he started the Troxell Intern Program to mentor chiropractic students and graduates in the Gonstead Method. Over the years, he remained a member of the Palmer fraternity Phi Kappa Chi.

Joseph Brace, D.C., Davenport ’78 , died March 9, 2007, at his home in Northville, Mich. He was 59. Dr. Brace had practiced in Livonia, Mich., for more than 18 years. He and his wife, Margie, were nine-year members of the Palmer President’s Club, and Dr. Brace once served as president of the Palmer College of Chiropractic International Alumni Association. In 2004, he was named Chiropractor of the Year by the Michigan Chiropractic Society (MCS) and was a long-time board member of both the MCS and the Michigan Association of Chiropractors. He also served as president of Michigan’s Palmer Alumni Chapter and was an honored Eagle Scout.

Frank Door, D.C., Davenport ’56 , passed away Jan. 7, 2007, at the age of 78 in Hoodsport, Wash. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War before attending Palmer College, where he graduated in 1947. He would eventually practice in Washington state for more than 30 years. Dr. Door served as president of the Washington State Chiropractors Association and was the team chiropractor for the Pierce County Bengals. He also was a member of Palmer College’s President’s Club. Donations may be made in his honor to Palmer College in care of Karla Johnson, by calling (800) 722-2586.

Harold G. Krueger, D.C., Davenport ’56 , passed away Feb. 8, 2007, at the age of 73 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The year he graduated, there was still no state licensing in Illinois where he lived at the time, so he went to Springfield to lobby for it. He was in practice for 47 years. At one time, Dr. Krueger provided chiropractic care for the Chicago Bears as well as members of Paul Newman’s racing team. His family has requested that any memorial contributions be made to Palmer College in care of Karla Johnson, by calling (800) 722-2586.

Thomas M. Langley, D.C., Davenport ’37 , passed away January 6, 2007, in Dalton, Ga. He was 100. In private practice since 1937, Dr. Langley was awarded the President’s Award by the Georgia Chiropractors Association in 2002 for being the world’s oldest full-time practicing chiropractor. A story on Dr. Langley’s accomplishments appeared in the June 2006 issue of Insights.


Dr. Vernon W. Bruch, ’47 - Mount Olive, Ill.

Dr. John Dimond Sr., ’47 - Carrolltown, Pa.

Dr. Marlon Shelton, ’47 - De Witt, Iowa

Dr. Dennis Pearce, ’48 - Edmonton, Alta., Canada

Dr. Harry R. Wallace, ’48 - Ligonier, Ind.


Dr. Fred Hoffman, ’50 - New Windsor, N.Y.

Dr. Janet Buc, ’51 - Bethel Island, Calif.

Dr. Melvin Eastman, ’51 - Westlake, La.

Dr. Robert Dreyer, ’52 - Spokane Valley, Wash.

Dr. Michel Fournier, ’54 - Marseille, France

Dr. Pierre Fournier, ’56 - Lyon, France

Dr. Joseph Kehoe, ’57 - Carmel, Calif.

Dr. Jordan Young, ’57 - Easley, S.C.

Dr. John Gay, ’58 - Springville, Ala.


Dr. Charles Fletcher, ’60 - Moultonboro, N.H.

Dr. John Kenlin, ’66 - Edmonton, Alta., Canada

Dr. Donald Scott, ’66 - Newport Beach, Calif.

Dr. Kenneth Wolf, ’67 - Lodi, Calif.


Dr. Ronald Spencer, ’70 - Citrus Heights, Calif.

Dr. John Dempsey, ’72 - Reno, Nev.

Dr. David Ferrari, ’73 - Sheridan, Wyo.

Dr. Joseph Sweeney, ’74 - Coaldale, Pa.

Dr. Gregory Yablonovsky, ’75 - Toledo, Ohio

Dr. Dennis Heglund, ’76 - Mt. Hawthorn, W.A., Australia


Dr. Howard Headley, ’80 - Sherman, Texas

Dr. Walter Sharshon, ’80 - Aldan, Pa.


Dr. Desmond Murphy, ’90 - Valatie, N.Y.

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