WOODLAND (CBS13) — The man behind Woodland-based Nugget Markets has passed away. According to his family, Eugene (Gene) Stille passed away peacefully in his sleep earlier this month.
Stille was chairman of Nugget Markets and was a third-generation grocer. In the mid-1950s, he took over the family business which his grandfather founded in 1926.READ MORE: 2 Vacaville Homes Damaged In Fire Police Warn Of Rash Of Robberies Along Stockton Boulevard In Sacramento
There are currently 12 Nugget Markets across Northern California.
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In lieu of sending flowers, the Stille family asks people to contribute to Yolo Hospice.