Big Island resident Earl Bakken, Medtronic co-founder, dies at age 94
MINNEAPOLIS — Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world’s largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died. He was 94.
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A true humanitarian, business genius and just all-around wonderful person.
As one of his pacemaker users, God bless him