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We remember Dr. Glenn Hultgren

Thursday, February 14, 2019  
Posted by: Rachel Wendt
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Long-time Fort Collins chiropractor Dr. Glenn Hultgren went home to be with the Lord on February 5th.  Dr. Glenn Hultgren graduated from high school in New Salem, North Dakota, attended the University of Jamestown (North Dakota) for his pre-med studies and then went to Davenport, Iowa, for four years to graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1955.


Dr. Hultgren practiced chiropractic in Bismarck, North Dakota, for two-and-a-half years after graduation and then moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, in 1958. He maintained a chiropractic practice there until May 1, 2016 when he retired after practicing for more than 60 years.


In 1953, while still a chiropractic student, Glenn formed the Christian Chiropractors Association, which has sent hundreds of doctors to under-developed countries around the world, assisting Christian missionaries and providing heath care to thousands. Dr. Hultgren made 18 trips himself into six continents on behalf of the Association. The organization still has its international headquarters in Fort Collins.


Dr. Hultgren was actively involved in leadership in his profession. Besides serving as executive secretary of the Christian Chiropractors Association from its formation until April 2009, he also served as president of the Society of Colorado Chiropractors, the Colorado Chiropractic Association, the Congress of Chiropractic State Association for three years and was a member of the Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners for six years.  He was a founding member of the World Chiropractic Federation. He lectured in chiropractic colleges, churches, associations and other groups across the country and around the world.


In the early years of the Christian Chiropractors Association, it was impossible to find a mission organization that would allow a doctor of chiropractic to serve with their organization and use their professional training as part of that mission activity. The professional jealousy (on the part of the established medical personnel) was so strong in those years that some were prevented from practicing chiropractic. In forging new ground, now 66 years later, it is impossible to find enough DCs to fill all of the requests that come from individual missionaries and mission societies for both short-term and resident missionary status. Dr. Hultgren wrote a book of the first 50 years of the Christian Chiropractors Association. The book is available by contacting the Christian Chiropractors Association Home Office.


Dr. Hultgren was an able Bible teacher and taught Bible study groups in many churches in the area. He has served as a member of the Gideons for over 30 years.


Memorials gifts may be made to the Christian Chiropractors Association, 2550 Stover B-102, Fort Collins, CO 80525 or on their website:


Memorial service will be held on

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:00 am.


Front Range Baptist Church

625 E. Harmony

Fort Collins, CO 80525


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