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Richard Eugene "Dick" Harrison

April 24, 1933 ~ January 2, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Richard Harrison Obituary

Richard (Dick) Harrison, 90, died Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at his home in Crosby. He was born on April 24, 1933 in Crosby, Minnesota to Eugene and Delina (Bellefeuille) Harrison. He married Eileen Marie Bodin on September 20, 1952 in Virginia, Minnesota.

A life-long resident of Crosby, Minnesota, Richard was a talented mechanic, inventor and real estate developer. He co-founded Trail-A-Sled, Inc. (Scorpion Snowmobiles) in 1959. Following Scorpion, Richard pursued an expansive land development career in Central Minnesota. An avid outdoorsman, hunting, fishing, and tinkering were just a few of his many passions.

An icon of the snowmobile industry, Richard was inducted into the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame in 2003. Together with his family, he was a tireless supporter of the sport. Known for his practical wisdom, wit, charitable work and love of family, Richard was a man of integrity and abiding faith in Christ. He will be desperately missed by friends and family.

Survivors include son Steven (Martha) of Baxter, daughter Debra of Ironton and son Randy (Starr) of Maple Grove; as well as seven grandchildren, Molly (Michael) Blowers, Dan (Autumn) Harrison, Brieanna (Michael) Groves, Brandon (Jenna) Harrison, Lee (Britt) Piirainen, Jordon (Ashton) Harrison, Mariah (Perry) Smith; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and one second great-grandchild.

Proceeded in death by wife of 67 years Eileen, in 2019; parents Eugene and Delina (Bellefeuille) Harrison; and grandson Calvin Leonard.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2024 at the Heritage Church in Baxter. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  A celebration of life will follow immediately in the onsite reception area.  Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 14th at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby.  Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home of Crosby.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 13, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Heritage Church
13242 Berrywood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 13, 2024

3:00 PM
Heritage Church
13242 Berrywood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425

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