May 21, 2024

Doctor Gregory Dean Postier D.C.

Posted May 21, 2024 6:00 PM
Gregory Dean Postier
Gregory Dean Postier

Doctor Gregory Dean Postier D.C., 38, of Manhattan, Kansas passed away on May 14, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of kindness, dedication, and passion for life and health.

Greg was born on October 8, 1985, in Hutchinson, Kansas and raised in Inman, where he graduated from Inman High School before pursuing higher education, first at Hutchinson Community College and then at Kansas State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. His journey in healthcare continued at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2012. Greg began his profession at Goble-Heal Chiropractic clinics in Indiana, and in the fall of 2015, he fulfilled his dream of opening his own practice, Postier Chiropractic.

Greg was passionate about helping others reach their best physical lives as a Chiropractor who specialized in the Gonstead method. He was intentional when he sat with his patients and helped them dream of what life could be like if they didn’t carry the weight of physical injury or pain. He loved being able to educate people on the importance of the nervous system in every other part of their body’s functioning. He loved reading testimonials about how his work was able to change his patient’s lives in such tangible ways.

On a more personal note, to know him was to love him.

To love him was to know that one of the most epic qualities about Greg was his ability to embody numerous sides of himself all at once. He could go from being ornery and pranking to being compassionate in an instant and laser focused on fixing any of your problems that he was able to. This was a quality he even claimed was a critical piece of his “provider theory” that he took pride in developing and detailing over the course of his life. In fact, this would have been a topic for chapter 3 of his future book on the subject.

He wore many hats over the years and was involved in a wide variety of hobbies and causes to include: being a hardworking farm kid, an avid outdoorsman, an adept “provider”, a catfishing champion, a bird hunter, an intense fisherman, an amateur model (even if his role was “coach/dad” and not an “athlete”), a skilled handyman, a junior college mascot, a playful prankster, a fierce advocate for the underdogs (especially the teens he supported as a volunteer with the Flint Hills Foster Teen Camps for the last 7 years), a devoted friend, brother, son and nephew, and of course a very passionate and gifted doctor.

With his mind always active on improving and caring for people around him, he found peace in the quiet, focused moments of dialing in his kayak for the next adventure and he would spend countless hours fine tuning all his equipment. From the days he started fishing in the creek near his home, he started dreaming of owning a boat and spending as much time fishing as possible. Potentially the only thing he loved more than his time fishing was persistently thinking up witty banter that would “provide” laughter and smiles to those in earshot. This was a skill largely shaped by his childhood friendships that he remained fiercely loyal to throughout his life.

While his provider theory was often mentioned in jest, he also deeply personified the essence of being a generous giver. It meant something deeply for him to be able to give anything, he could to those around him to help them survive and live more fully, be it through sustenance (in other words fish) or the deepest form of empathy that supported people on their terms. He gave so much more in his short life to the world and people around him than most people are able to give over a century.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Carlene Postier, grandparents Lynn and Lenore Postier and Quinton and Ella Juhnke, and uncle Dwayne Juhnke.

Greg is survived by his beloved cat Hobie, fiancée Amy Billinger, sister Lori (Matt) Elwonger, uncle Lowel (Jackie) Postier, aunt Norma Juhnke, and cousins Jesse Postier, Amanda Postier, Darin (Cassie) Juhnke, and Colette (Travis) Terrel.

Greg's passing has left a profound emptiness in the hearts of his many friends, who remember his warmth, kindness, helpfulness, humor, and unwavering friendship. His adventurous spirit, dedication to his profession, and love for family and friends will live on in the stories and memories shared by all who had the privilege of knowing him. May the heart-warming and amusing stories he “provided” us all continue to bring laughter and comfort to all those who knew him.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 24, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Rock Hills Church, Manhattan, KS with visitation to follow the service. Formal Attire not required (he would hate that unless that’s how he saw you regularly). If you have any pictures or stories you would like to share with the family, there will be an opportunity to share at the service.

Memorial Donations can be made to Flint Hills Foster Teen Camps or by mail to Postier Chiropractic, 809 N 3rd St #300, Manhattan, KS 66502.

The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, is assisting the family with service arrangements.