Jason Todd Schlund, 51, of Filer, Idaho, passed away surrounded by loved ones on May 28, 2023 from a fierce battle with pancreatic cancer.
Jason was born in Twin Falls on May 8, 1972 to Jim and Carol Schlund. The family lived in Jerome in a little house in town until he was about three, then they all moved out to the country on 7 acres. Early on, Jason could be found watching early morning Saturday cartoons, reading and collecting comic books, swimming at the pool, playing baseball, avoiding work at all costs, or getting into mischief with his brother and cousin, Kevin Harkness. He played baseball, football (#65), was in band, and participated in track as a pole vaulter. Jason graduated from Jerome High School in 1990 and then attended the College of Southern Idaho graduating with an Associate of Arts. Jason was very intellectual and learned things quickly.
Jason worked at several jobs; everything from landscaping, working at a sporting goods store, furniture delivery, and construction. He noticed the girl of his dreams working at the Sandpiper and stated confidently to a friend that he was going to marry that girl someday. Jason and April dated for five years, and were married on August 14, 1999 at the rose gardens of CSI on the hottest day of the year.
Jason and April have three amazing and talented children: Cooper, Luke, and Bailey. As a family, they spent time together watching movies cuddled up in blankets at home or going to the movie theatre. Jason was especially knowledgeable on Star Wars and Marvel movies and while the family watched movies he would tell everyone to be quiet but, meanwhile, provide the nerdy background information for the most minute details. They would also spend time going on adventures to local spots, the Oregon coast, and Disneyland. They would attend Cooper’s drama performances and Luke’s baseball games and, additionally, Jason coached several of Luke’s little league teams. And of course, Bailey’s dance recitals and competitions where he was a proud dance dad and cheered the loudest in the crowd.
Jason became an electrical apprentice and eventually became a Journeyman Electrician in 2003. Jason would often brag he only missed one question on his exam for his license! He worked for companies such as Metcalf Electric and Geitzen Electric. Jason was known in the electrical community for his vast knowledge and expertise. After having met Rex Lytle and completing electrical work at his house, Jason went on to work for Lytle Signs in 2008. Jason was the Lytle Signs, Inc. Employee Owner of the Year in 2021. He was also the signing Journeymen Electrician for their Idaho Electrical Contractor License. He developed and lead classroom training for the Field Operations Apprentice Program. He was a passionate teacher, leader, and the Cultural Captain of Lytle Signs. Jason was most recently promoted to Field Operations Manager in 2020. He took care of their sign maintenance program over the past several years and developed a very solid rapport with clients. He was a trusted professional and held himself to the highest standards.
Jason enjoyed time with his friends and family by playing disc golf, darts, participating in fantasy football leagues, coaching, going on outdoor adventures, and, most importantly, supporting his children. The life of any party or gathering, he was quick-witted, joyous, humble, and kind. Jason truly came alive when he was surrounded by his friends.
Jason led worship at TFRC and passionately shared the love of Jesus Christ. He helped others through the sharing of his powerful story of redemption through the blood of Christ. He was a deeply moving, true believer in singing and praising god. He’s served as a Deacon, helped with drug recovery groups, and attended men’s bible and discipleship studies. He was a man of faith, character, and compassion, even to the end of his mortal journey.
Jason is survived by his wife, April, of 28 years; his children Cooper, Luke, and Bailey; his mother Carol Schlund; his sister Kim (Tom) Edelmayer; his brother Brett (Heather) Schlund; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his father Jim Schlund.
A memorial service will be held at the Twin Falls Reformed Church on Saturday the 10th, June
2023 at 1:00 PM MST casual dress is appropriate. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Schlund Family
Fund at First Federal Bank.
Jason will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a blessing to many
and a light in this world. He is now in the presence of his Savior and singing with the
angels. We love you, Jason. You will always be in our hearts.