Post by stinger4me on Apr 10, 2018 23:10:59 GMT -5
Building and riding Scorpions is my favorite pastime. I was very sad to hear we lost one of the Godfathers of Scorpion. I was fortunate enough to get to know Glen. I was working out in Crosby in 02'-05' and one of my co-workers was his neighbor, I asked about being able to meet him sometime. One random day I called him up, told him I was a huge fan of Scorpions. So he invited me and four others from the local Scorpion gang over one Friday evening. We instantly hit it off! He told us about his time in WWII and his part in the startup of Trail-a-Sled. He was a very humble guy and gave a lot of credit to Dick Harrison and his father.
Throughout the next couple years we kept in contact. In 2004 we loaded up 20 Scorps and headed to the 4th of July parade in Crosby. We put Glen on the "Scorps and Stripes" sled and road through the parade. Afterwards we went over to his house and celebrated the 4th. My brother posted a Youtube video "Glen Gutzman on a Stinger" check it out sometime.
I will be forever grateful that I got to know the Prez of Scorpion Snowmobiles.
Thanks for the great memories Glen and God Bless...
Glen Earl Gutzman, 92, Deerwood, died on April 9, 2018, at his home.
He was born in Crosby on June 21, 1925, to Frank and Ida (Brueske) Gutzman. Glen was Army Air Corp veteran serving in World War II and Korea. Glen was one of the co-founders of Trail-A-Sled, Scorpion Snowmobiles. Later he was co-owner of Glen Roy Feeders, a cattle ranch in northwest Minnesota. Glen was an entrepreneur. He owned and operated Savannah Fairways, Range Redi Mix and Brainerd Redi Mix.
Glen is survived by his wife Judy; one son, Joel “Sherm” (Carla) Gutzman, Deerwood; daughters, Sue (Chris) Steinke, Ironton; and Pam Lindroth, Denver, Colo.; stepson, Jeffery Tibbetts, Denver, Colo.; stepdaughter, Gina (Jon) LaFlamme, Fort Mill, S.C.; five grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren, three great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
Preceding Glen in death were his parents; one son, Timothy Gutzman; two brothers, Albert and Douglas Gutzman; and two sisters, Eleanor Miller and Donna Hunt.
A visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby. Sharing of Memories will be at 3 p.m. Reception will follow at the Deerwood Legion.