VeteranDr. Gary Counselman

Dr. Gary CounselmanDr. Gary L. Counselman, 69, of Topeka, Kan., formerly of Vermont, died Oct. 6, 2014, at Midland Hospice House.

He was born April 14, 1945, in Macomb, a son of Guy E. and June Bucy Counselman-McCormick. He married Lou Ellen Bruning on Nov. 4, 1972, in Hiawatha, Kan. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Angela (and Chris) Dow of Tulsa, Okla.; two sons, Dr. Brett Counselman and Thad Counselman, both of Topeka; one sister, Tammie McCormick-Blindt of Vermont; and one brother, Brian McCormick of Vermont; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father and stepfather, Hale McCormick; and one brother, Ed Counselman.

He graduated from VIT High School, and Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa, with a doctor of chiropractic degree in 1968.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-71.

He practiced in Topeka for 42 years. He partnered with Dr. Dennis Wade for the past 30-plus years, and his son Dr. Brett Counselman joined the practice eight years ago.

He was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

He was a member of Kansas Chiropractic Association since 1972 and served on numerous committees and boards. He was a member of Kansas State Board of Healing Arts since 2003, served as vice president from 2010-11 and president from 2011-12. He was named KCA Doctor of the Year in 1989. He also was a member of High Country Chiropractic Knights of the Round Table since July 2000; and a Fellow with International College of Chiropractors, Inc., since October 2000.

Services were held Friday at his church. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery. Pennwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory in Topeka was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Kansas Chiropractic Foundation, 1334 S. Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612.

Condolences may be sent to www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/15/2014

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