Don Bendickson, 93, a leader in EDPA and founder of several companies including Dimensional Display & Design and Exhibit Design Systems, passed away on April 2. In addition to his 50-year career in retail display and exhibit design, he operated an art studio for nearly 70 years. He was a partner in Interlock Structures International and also worked at Custom and Rutherford Displays and Heritage Communications. In 1987, he acquired Haas Display from which he retired after 50 years in the business. A memorial and celebration of his life will be planned for later this year after difficulties from COVID-19 have passed.
The son of Hilda and Melvin Bendickson, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan, and granddaughter, Julia Rose Bendickson. He was survived by his children; Mark, Joel, Eric (Teresa); grandchildren, Justine, Graham, and Maria Bendickson; sister, Margaret Nesje, as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. Don’s life ended at Saint Therese at St. Odilia after residing at Cerenity Senior Care in White Bear Lake and his family is grateful to those who cared for him.