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Fred Benton Hadle, 96, of Manhattan died Friday at his residence.

The family provided some of the following information.

He passed away peacefully in his sleep.  He was an assistant professor in horticulture at Kansas State University and was superintendent of the horticultural farm at Ashland Bottom from 1951 until his retirement in 1984.

Fred was born in Lineville, Iowa, on Sept. 7, 1917.  He was the son of the Halla (Barr) and John Henry Hadle. 

He attended Lineville High and later earned

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