Bernie Jack, owner and president of Process Displays, died at his home in Edina Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002. Only 15 weeks after Arline, his beloved wife of 63 years died, Jack joined her. Jack graduated from South High School in Mpls. He is survived by his only daughter, Judith & her husband Eric Strommen; their three sons, Peter (Pamela), Jack (Heather) and Michael (Erin) Strommen; great-grandchildren, Ian, Sara, Thomas, Emmie, Jack, Miles and Ruby always filled his heart with joy. In 1938 Jack and Arline, along with his step-father Hilding Edd founded Process Displays. Their small silk-screening operation grew to one of the largest point of purchase plants in the United States. Four short years after their start, Jack was called up to serve in WWII in the Pacific Theater, received ribbons for his action in the Philippines, New Guinea and finally in the occupation of Japan. Jack was truly dedicated to his family and his business. He looked upon his employees as extended family. To those in need his generosity was overwhelming and always anonymous. Jack was an avid golfer, fisherman and bird hunter. Rare was the person who could best him at any of the three. Jack will be sadly missed by his extended family as well as his family of 150 employees, fellow parishioners of Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, customers and many friends. Memorial service 11 AM Friday at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6817 Atrium Road, Edina. A lunch will follow the service at church. Memorials may be given to Fairview Hospice, 2450 26th Ave S., Mpls. 55406 or donor's choice. Private interment Lakewood Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Published on November 14, 2002
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