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An acclaimed and widely recognized chiropractic lecturer, Dr. Cleveland, Jr. was host of the television program, “So You May Know,” on KCMO-TV during the 1950s. In addition, he was active in affairs within his hometown, and served as chairman of the board of directors of Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City.

Dr. Carl S. Cleveland, Jr. is survived by his son, Carl S. Cleveland, III, D.C., current president of Cleveland Chiropractic College – Kansas City and Los Angeles, daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Fields Cleveland, and five grandchildren. The family suggests contributions to the Dr. Carl S. Cleveland, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund at either Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City or Los Angeles.

1995 (Sept/Oct): ICA International Review of Chiropractic [51(5)] includes:

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    “In memorium [sic]: Dr. Carl S. Cleveland, Jr., 1918-1995” (p.

    • 116)

      ; includes color photo:

Dr. Carl S. Cleveland, Jr., chancellor of Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City and Los Angeles and member of ICA Board of Directors since 1961, died at home in Kansas City, Missouri on July 23.

A true chiropractic pioneer, Dr. Cleveland, Jr. dedicated over 50 years of his life to chiropractic service and education. He received a B.S. from the University of Nebraska and graduated from Cleveland- KC in 1942. He had an illustrious career as an educator, philosopher, and practitioner. Dr. Cleveland Jr. served as president of Cleveland- KC from 1967-1981; president of Cleveland-LA from 1982-1992; and chancellor of the Cleveland College multi-campus system from 1993 until his death.

Dr. Cleveland Jr. was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the ICA in 1960 and was honored with ICA’s “Chiropractor of the Year” award in 1969. He was elected to the ICA Board of Directors (then known as the Board of Control) at the ICA Annual Convention in August 1961.

“We will miss Dr. Cleveland’s presence at ICA’s Board meetings,” said ICA President Dr. R. James Gregg. “Dr. Cleveland was truly dedicated to chiropractic and though he is no longer with us we will cherish his memory always.”

Dr. Cleveland Jr. is survived by his son, Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Fields Cleveland, both of Kansas City; and five grandchildren: Carl S. Cleveland IV, Dr. Ashley Cleveland, Alexandra Cleveland, and Christian Cleveland, all of Kansas City, and Cynthia Cleveland, of Gallup, New Mexico; and Eleanor L. Allison, his sister-in-law, of Kansas City.

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    “In memorium [sic]: Dr. John Grostic, 1943-1995” (p. 117);

includes color photo:

Dr. John Grostic, Director of Research at Life College, died of cancer on June 27 at the age of 52. Last fall, the ICA, in recognition of Dr. Grostic’s pioneering efforts in chiropractic research and significant contributions to the profession, named him “Chiropractor of the Year” at its Annual Convention in Palm Springs, California. Dr. Grostic was the overwhelming choice of hundreds of his peers who admired his brilliance, but loved him for his gentle and unassuming nature.

As Director of Research Dr. Grostic worked on several research projects including: low back studies and controlled clinical trials, HIV controlled clinical trials, a photogrammetry project to economically assess posture in a large number of people, as well as several different computer projects. One of the projects he was working on during the past year and which he was very excited about was a “virtual reality” where he hoped to be able to demonstrate how a subluxation actually occurs and how it is corrected by a chiropractic adjustment.



Upon his death, Dr. Sid Williams, reflected on John Grostic’s human side. “For all this brilliance, John was still the most humble person I’ve ever known. Gentleness and kindness were the qualities that he elevated. His presence at Life College will be indelibly etched in the minds of the students, faculty, staff and patients that he touched. The chiropractic profession has lost a dedicated researcher, respected teacher and a loyal friend.”

Dr. Grostic is survived by his wife, Dr. Jill Bradshaw, two sons and two grandchildren. The family requested that contributions be sent to Life College’s Research Center.

1995 (Sept/Oct): Activator Update [10(5)] includes:

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    Joseph C. Keating, Jr., Ph.D., president of the Association for the History of Chiropractic, authors “In memory: Carl S. Cleveland, Jr., D.C. (1918-1995)” (p. 3): His name will always be linked to the saga of chiropractic. And rightly so, for he lived and worked and played within chiropractic circles from his birth to his passing. Carl S. Cleveland, jr. was the center link of a five-generation family chain of healers, and was witness to or participant in most of his profession’s development. He literally grew up in chiropractic college, and when it came time for his university studies, he majored in those subjects that would best prepare him as a teacher of chiropractors. The training of doctors would occupy his entire adult life. A child of the depression, he knew the hard times as well as the wonders of life. He would battle nobly for the healing principles he believed in, and through it all would earn respect from friend and foe alike as a true gentleman. He was a family man, a leader in his church, a pioneer in chiropractic research decades before his peers could recognize the value of his work. As a masterful raconteur, his stories reflected the human and spiritual and healing values he wished to instill: compassion and curiosity and courage amidst adversity. His was a life well spent. We will miss you, Dr. Carl.

1995 (Nov): Journal of the ACA [32(11)] includes:

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    “In memoriam: Charles Raymond Warth, D.C.” (p. 14)

1996 (Spring): NCMIC Examiner includes:

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    obit (p. 3):

Dr. Leo Wunsch, former NCMIC board member, passes away at 71. Dr. Wunsch passed away in Arizona on March 27, 1996. He graduated from the Lincoln College of Chiropractic in 1952 and began his practice in Colorado that same year. Dr. Wunsch served on the board of directors for NCMIC from 1962-1980.

1996 (July 31): Quad City Times includes:

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    “Dr. Andrew Runge Petersen”:

DAVENPORT – Dr. Andrew Runge Petersen, 67, of Davenport, died Saturday, July 27, 1996, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 1996 at Runge Mortuary. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday. Dr. Petersen was born Aug. 22, 1928, in Davenport, a son of Andrew and Henrietta Runge Petersen.

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