Sheila Johnson Blommendahl
It is with great sadness to report that after a long illness, Sheila Sue Johnson Blommendahl passed away on July 29, 2021.
As the former CEO of XYPRO Technology, Sheila distinguished herself via a thoughtful, employee-centric approach to management, tapping on her education and counseling experience.
I had the privilege of growing up at XYPRO. I got to work under Sheila’s mentorship for 25 years before her retirement. I learned a lot about planning, trying new approaches and thinking things through. I excelled under her guidance as well through her encouragement to let me lead.
Sheila took great pride in XYPRO, a company co-founded with her husband and XYPRO’s CTO Dale Blommendahl. Her pleasure in the successes the company achieved following her retirement was as genuine as while she was there.
Sheila’s post retirement life was full and included many non-profits and other causes close to her heart. While her illness and the pandemic prevented many of us from seeing her recently, it is with fond memories and gratitude that we honor her legacy of helping others and giving many of us an opportunity to succeed that has greatly enhanced our lives.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Sheila’s favorite non-profit, Kids and Families Together, at www.kidsandfamilies.org