Bakken Estate gifts $100K to West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery

  • The West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery includes graves, columariums and a scattering garden. Photo courtesy Don Zero
  • Dr. Earl Bakken, pictured here in 2013, enjoyed a healthy and vital lifestyle in Hawaii. He also donated to numerous causes around the island. (COURTESY PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON)
  • A couple reflects at the Veterans Day and Armistice 100th Commemoration last year at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. (West Hawaii Today file photo)

KAILUA-KONA — The West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery Association received a generous donation from the estate of Dr. Earl Bakken earlier this month.