Fahrendorf Family Chiropractic + Wellness is a third-generation, family-owned chiropractic practice. Dr. Lester M. Fahrendorf (1911-1962) began the family legacy in 1947 when he opened Fahrendorf Chiropractic Clinic at 211 N. Phillips Avenue in downtown Sioux Falls. He practiced until his death in 1962. While practicing, Dr. Lester Fahrendorf was a member of the National Chiropractic Association and South Dakota Chiropractors Association (SDCA) serving as the Secretary/Treasurer for the state association. He was also involved in the Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation, the Cosmopolitan Club, Knights of Columbus, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Dr. Donn J. Fahrendorf (1939-present) followed in his father’s footsteps and graduated from Northwestern Chiropractic College in 1964. He continued to practice at 211 N. Phillips Avenue until he relocated the practice to 1725 S. Cliff Avenue in 1967. He continued to practice at the Cliff Avenue location until his retirement in 2012. Dr. Donn Fahrendorf was an active member of the National Chiropractic Association and South Dakota Chiropractors Association (SDCA). He served as District Director, Vice-President, and President of the SDCA as well as Vice President and President of the South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners. During Dr. Donn Fahrendorf’s successful 48-year chiropractic career, he earned many awards such as South Dakota Chiropractor of the Year in 1991 and Chiropractic Golden Service Award in 2004. Donn also served on many civic and community boards throughout his career including President and Vice President of the Sioux Falls Jaycees Board of Directors, President of the Sioux Falls Girls Club, St. Mary’s Church Council, Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese Delegate, President of the St. Mary’s School Parent-Teacher Organization, and Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Convention Bureau. Dr. Eric Fahrendorf feels very blessed to follow in his grandfather’s and uncle’s footsteps in providing superb chiropractic care to those in the Sioux Falls and surrounding areas.
In May 2019, Fahrendorf Family Chiropractic + Wellness acquired Village Chiropractic Clinic at 3909 S. Southeastern Avenue. The former owner of Village Chiropractic, Dr. Greg Friesner, practiced for 34 years before accepting a call to become a full-time pastor at the South Dakota State Penitentiary here in Sioux Falls. Dr. Friesner’s wife, Lori Friesner, can still be found with a smiling face at the front desk at Fahrendorf Family Chiropractic + Wellness.