Obituary: Ed Pauls of NordicTrack

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The inventor of the NordicTrack exercise system, Ed Pauls, died Sunday at his home in Montrose, Colo., at the age of 80.
He was born in Sheboygan, Wis., in 1931. In 1959, he and his wife Florence were married, and they moved to Excelsior, Minn.
An avid skier of all forms, Pauls invented the NordicTrack in his basement over an especially rough winter cross-country training season in the late 1970s, writes the Star Tribune.
After the company, headquartered in Chaska, Minn., grew to employ about 400 people, the Chaska Herald writes, the Pauls family sold it to the CML Group in 1986.
His wife, Florence; Son, Glen; daughter, Terri; and two grandchildren survive him.
The Star Tribune reports a celebration of Pauls' life will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, Minn. For those in Colorado, the Telluride Daily Planet reports the funeral is scheduled for Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Crippin Funeral Home at 802 East Main Street in Montrose.

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