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Chiropractic Journal of Australia : CJA March 2013
28 Chiropractic Journal of Australia Volume 43 Number 1 March 2013 My dear friend, William F. Holmberg, D.C., F.P.A.C., F.I.C.A., 81, passed away on January 6, 2013, in Naples, Fla. He was born in Birmingham, Ala., and served in the U.S. Army and attended Birmingham Southern College and the University of Alabama prior to matriculating at Palmer. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1955 and was in private practice in Rock Island, Ill., until he retired in 1995. Dr. Holmberg was the major fundraiser for the Wilk et al v AMA anti-trust case. Dr. Holmberg served in various administrative positions at Palmer College from 1983 to 2005, including vice president of Alumni and Development. He chaired divisions of three capital campaigns for Palmer, for the Alumni Auditorium, the Campus Center and the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library. He also served on the Palmer Board of Trustees from January to October 1983. While serving as president of the Chiropractic Centennial Foundation (CCF), Dr. Holmberg was the guiding force behind the CCF and the 1995 centennial year celebrations. He was named a Fellow in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic in 1970 and served as the Fellows historian for many years. Dr. Holmberg also was active in the Association for the History of Chiropractic (AHC) and received the AHC's prestigious Lee-Homewood Chiropractic Heritage Award in 1999. He continued to serve Palmer College as a consultant for the alumni, development and enrollment areas from 1998 to 2005. He married his wife, Barbara, in 1956. They had two daughters, Teresa and Kris. Following in her father 's In Memoriam footsteps, Dr. Kris Holmberg graduated from Palmer College in 1988. From the beginning of his long career, Dr. Holmberg was extremely active in the profession and passionate about chiropractic. Even into retirement he continued to infuence countless chiropractors to be more active in their profession, to take greater pride in their history and to be better practitioners of their art. Palmer Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C. , Ph.D. , remarked, “Dr. Bill Holmberg has been a signifcant fgure in the Palmer community for decades. His work, passions, and accomplishments surround us at the College, in our alumni and profession." The Holmberg family held a small, private service in Florida this week. A memorial service is being planned for May in the Quad Cities, with details to be announced later. Dr. Holmberg requested that any donations in his memory be made to the Association for the History of Chiropractic. Bill, a fellow historian, Lee-Homewood award winner, Presidents Club member and Fellow of the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic had been a good friend and adviser to my late wife, Dr. Mary Ann Chance and me for nearly 20 years, whenever we met at Homecoming. He will be sadly missed. Vale, dear Friend. Rolf E. Peters, DC, MCSc, FICC, FACC, FPAC Founding President Association for the History of Chiropractic - Australia William F. Holmberg, DC, FPAC, FICA 30 June 1931 -- 6 January 2013 Palmer Community mourns passing of Dr. William Holmberg
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