Jul 15, 2018

Founder of Sukup Mfg. Dies

Eugene Sukup died Thursday after a brief hospital stay

Eugene Sukup, founder of Sukup Manufacturing Co., the maker of iconic grain bins and dryers in Sheffield, IA,died Thursday after a brief hospital stay, his family said.

Sukup was 89.

The Des Moines Register reports a visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hampton, with funeral services set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

His family said "many will remember Eugene as a servant leader," participating in several church, education, local 4-H and care center boards and committees.

"Eugene will be remembered by his family and many friends, colleagues and members of the agriculture community as a leader, innovator and exceptionally caring and generous person," Sukup Mfg. said in a news release Thursday.

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