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.