Gary H. Gutzkow, age 69, of East Bethel died September 8, 2010 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Monday, September 13, 2010 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in East Bethel with Rev. Dan Nordin officiating. A visitation will be held from 3:00 – 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 12th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Our Saviour’s Lutheran Cemetery.
Gary Harold Gutzkow was born June 20, 1941 in Braham to Stewart and Audrey Gutzkow. He was raised and lived his early years in Braham. On March 22, 1958 he married Phyllis Hall and they made their home in Rice and became the parents of 10 children. Gary later moved toSt. Cloudwhere he met and married Cindy Heurung. They made their home in the St. Cloud area and then moved to East Bethel in 1981. Gary retired from Hoffman Engineering in Anoka and was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in East Bethel. He especially enjoyed the family activities and seeing his grandchildren. He loved making wood and being outdoors. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and going to movies.
Gary Gutzkow passed away September 8, 2010 at his home at the age of 69 years, 2 months and 18 days. He was preceded in death by his father, Stewart; wife, Cindy; 3 sons, Michael Gary, John Paul and Jeffery Scott; 3 daughters, Valerie, Shannon and Manya; sister, Sharon Kennedy; brother, Kenny Gutzkow.
Gary is survived by his mother, Audrey (Les) Sundemeyer of Braham; 1 son,
William (Mary) Gutzkow, Sr. of Royalton; 5 daughters, Rebecca Aspaas of East Bethel, Shelly (Steve) Schwendemen of Little Falls, Terri (Bob) Veldkamp of Bertrum, Krissy Gutzkow of Sauk Centre, Vicki (Darryl) Rekowski of Little Falls; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Earl (Sally) Gutzkow of Isanti, Henry (Roxanne) Gutzkow of Grasston, Steve (Luann) Gutzkow of Mora; 2 step-sisters, Pam Lehmen of Iowa, Becky (Don) Dozel of South Dakota; and by many other relatives and friends.