In loving memory of

John Joseph Boyer
July 25, 1936 - January 17, 2023

John J. Boyer, 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones January 17, 2023, at University Hospital. He was born in Wadena, MN to John H. and Tillie M. (Ament) Boyer. He was born blind and around 9 years old lost his hearing. John was named a Champion of Change for advancing STEM by President Obama in 2012. John was the founder, president and chief software developer for AbilitiesSoft, Inc. and director of Computers to Help People, Inc. John graduated BS, Magna cum laude, in Mathematics from St. Thomas College, St. Paul, MN in 1961, and MS in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering from UW-Madison in 1982. John was preceded in death by his wife Hazel M. (Mendenhall). A memorial service is pending. A full obituary to follow.

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Sara Sandberg wrote on Jan 29, 2023:

"Here is the link to read the article about John from the Wisconsin State Journal on Jan. 24, 2023:"

Ann Schmidt wrote on Jan 22, 2023:

"Sorry to read about John?s passing. I enjoyed knowing him over the years and was always impressed with his determination to live as independently as possible Sincerely Dr Ann Schmidt"