Steve M. Douglas, D.C., Johnstown Township, WI (1954 - 2012)
April 6, 1954 - November 3, 2012
Steve M. Douglas, D.C., 58, of Johnstown Township, passed away at the Agrace HospiceCare Inpatient Facility in Fitchburg, WI, on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, following a battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and the well wishes of extended family and friends. Steve was born on April 6, 1954, in Fort Benning, GA, the son of Dennis and Wanita (Williams) Douglas. His early childhood was spent on the family farm near Kirksville, MO. After moving to Iowa, he graduated from Bettendorf High School in 1972. Steve met the love of his life, Dru Ann Gardzelewski, in his first class of his first day of college. It was truly love at first sight and they were married June 3, 1973, in Mt. Prospect, IL. It took the efforts of both Steve and Dru to get him through undergraduate studies at Northeast Missouri State University and later Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, from which he graduated in 1978. By the next month with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, the Douglas’ moved to Janesville, and started a new practice and family. That practice is currently the Douglas and Mork Chiropractic Office S.C.
Steve was a member of the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, the American Chiropractic Association, the Wisconsin Ropers Association, the United States Team Roping Championships, Forward Janesville and Janesville Tuesday Morning Breakfast Optimists Club.
Surviving Steve are his wife, Dru Ann Douglas; his daughter, Jennifer Douglas, who resides at home; his two sons, Nicholas Douglas of Green Bay, WI, and Matthew (Erin) Douglas of Stoughton, WI. He is further survived by his parents, Dennis and Wanita Douglas of Kirksville, MO; his sister, Denita (Ron) Ackley of Kirksville, Mo; his mother-in-law, Dolores Gardzelewski of Rolling Meadows, IL; along with many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Richard Gardzelewski.
A visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville. Private services will be held Friday, Nov. 9th at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Dee Ann Woods officiating. Burial will be in Old Johnstown Cemetery. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family requests memorials be made to the Steve Douglas Memorial Fund.