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Robert Devon Bontrager, 91, longtime Manhattanite and former K-State professor, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, in hospice at the RiverWoods Nursing Care Center in Lewisburg, Penn.

Mr. Bontrager had retired to Lewisburg in 1992 with his wife, Mable Bontrager. The cause of death was complications from kidney and heart disease following surgery to repair a broken leg.

The family provided some of the following information.

Mr. Bontrager was born Nov. 11, 1922, on a farm near Elkhart, Ind. He was the second of what would be six children. He

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