Bernie Arline Young
Bernie Arline Young. Co-founder of Process Displays, died at her home in Edina Monday, July 22 at the age of 94. Survived by husband, Jack. They celebrated 63 years of devoted marriage. Born in Winthrop, MN in 1908, Arline was a graduate of Winthrop High School and then Minnesota College in 1928. While working at Northwestern National Bank in downtown Minneapolis in 1929, Arline met Jack Bernie. He made certain he was always waiting in her line. After ten years of courting, Arline and Jack were married in 1939. In 1937, with $150 of capital and still working at their day jobs, Jack and Arline, along with Jack's mother and father, started Process Displays. Their small silk-screen operation grew to one of the largest silk-screen and litho printing plants in the Twin Cities. Arline was vice president and ran the operation in 1942 through 1945 while Jack served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Arline was a lifelong volunteer at Lutheran Social Services. An avid fisherman, she took pride in her soft touch and reveled at being the first one in the boat to land a fish. Her love of travel and fishing were exceeded only by her love of her daughter, Judy and son-in-law, Eric Strommen, their three sons, Peter (Pamela), Jack (Heather) and Mike (Erin) Strommen. Their great-grandchildren, Ian, Sara, Thomas, Emmie, Jack, Miles and Ruby were a pure delight to Arline and lit up her face with great admiration and joy. Arline will be sadly missed by her family and friends, whose relationship she highly valued. Memorial service Friday, 11 am at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church of Edina, 6817 Antrim Road. A lunch will follow the service at church. Memorials may be given to Calvary Church or donor's choice. Private interment, Lakewood Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Published on July 25, 2002
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