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Charles Helstrom Hostetler, “Charlie,” community business, political and civic leader, died Dec. 8 in Manhattan at the age of 75 after a courageous battle with cancer. A fourth generation Kansan, Charlie was born in Manhattan on April 25, 1938 to Alvin and Ruth (Helstrom) Hostetler. A lifelong resident of Manhattan, he graduated from Manhattan High School in 1956, and Kansas State University in 1960, where he lettered in varsity golf and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.

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