(Ste. Genevieve) Many from Ste. Genevieve County are mourning the loss of a businessman and a leader of the area.

John Stuppy died Friday at the age of 62.

Ste. Genevieve Mayor Paul Hassler was good friends with Stuppy.

John was the owner of Stuppy Auto Sales and Wrecker Service.

Mayor Hassler gives us an example of one of those good deeds that Stuppy kept quiet about.

Stuppy was a Ste. Genevieve city councilman from 2009 through 2016, was a board member of Heavenly Hope, a member of the Masters, a member of Backstoppers, a former Jour de Fete board and committee member, a member of the Knights of Columbus #1037, he was Grand Marshal in 2018 for the Holiday Christmas Parade and the Ste. Genevieve County Fair Parade, along with other good works for the community.

The funeral for John Stuppy will be Thursday afternoon at 1 at the Church of Ste. Genevieve.