REMEMBERING EARL

We honor the legacy of our co-founder, Earl Bakken, who passed away in Hawaii.
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Below is a selection of excerpts from the countless messages we’ve received from patients, providers, employees, and friends of Earl.

 

Meeting him and receiving the Medallion from him has been the highlight of my Medtronic career.

-Ann Marie McCourtney, Medtronic employee
Ann Marie McCourtney and Earl Bakken

Ann Marie McCourtney and Earl Bakken


Minnesota has lost a talented pioneer in the medical field. Sad to learn of Earl Bakken's passing. He was the founder of Medtronic and the inventor of the pacemaker, which has saved countless lives.

-Amy Klobuchar, United States Senator, Minnesota

I remember Earl being so proud of philanthropic achievements and what he had done for the Big Island. I hope to take my family back there some day. Thank you for being such a great influence and human being.

-Ross Fleck, Medtronic employee
Ross Fleck and Earl Bakken

Ross Fleck and Earl Bakken

 

My husband and I spent an evening with Mr. Bakken at the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting in 2000. What an amazing man! He shared a love of radios and electronics with my husband and the joy of being able to change people’s lives for the better with both of us. It was an honor to have met him and work towards his Mission.

-Becky Mehregan, Medtronic employee
Becky Mehregan and Earl Bakken

Becky Mehregan and Earl Bakken


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