A Chiropractic legend has been lost.
James T. Stoenner, D.C. passed away peacefully in his home yesterday morning March 16, 2020. Dr. Stoenner was 82.
A major figure in the world of Gonstead Chiropractic, Dr. Stoenner introduced thousands of chiropractors and chiropractic students around the world to the essentials of the Gonstead system of chiropractic over his 40 plus years as an instructor with the Gonstead Seminar of Chiropractic. Since the mid-70’s, Dr. Stoenner brought his vast knowledge of the basic principles of the Gonstead system to those that attended the Gonstead Seminar and sat in his Basic/Essentials Class.
A second-generation chiropractor, Dr. Stoenner graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1963 along with Dr. Douglas Cox. A year later, Dr. Alex Cox graduated and the three entered private practice together in Davenport. Dr. Stoenner also became an instructor at Palmer. He remained in private practice in Davenport until 1971 while also teaching microbiology and physiology at Palmer College and eventually became the Chairman of the Technique Department. Following that, Dr. Stoenner moved to Colorado where he practiced for four years prior to becoming a full-time staff member at the Gonstead Clinic of Chiropractic in Mt. Horeb as well as a member of the Gonstead Seminar staff that same year.
Dr. Stoenner’s vast chiropractic knowledge and teaching skills, his exemplary dedication to his patients and his deep passion, sincerity and love for his profession will be sorely missed but will live on in the hearts of those who were touched by Jim.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Dina and their family.