Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel

112 N 9Th Street, Payette, ID


Eric Ray Tschida

December 2, 1986August 29, 2019

Sadly on August 29th Eric Ray Tschida of Payette passed away. He was born the second of two boys to Dale and Anita Tschida on December 2, 1986. Eric grew up in Ontario and attended both Pioneer and St. Peter elementary schools. Growing up Eric enjoyed all outdoor adventures with his brother Andrew and best friend Matthew.

Eric graduated from Ontario High School in 2005. He went on to earn his welding certificate from TVCC. He worked as a welder and was known as a dedicated, skilled employee. He met Kayla DeLong in 2014 and together they created a beautiful home for their blended family.

Eric was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend. Although sometimes a man of few words, he was loyal and willing to help family and friends at a moment’s notice. He was a talented artist working with metal, paints, and woods. Eric loved building things and creating pieces for his family. He was also a gifted mechanic. Eric shared his cooking skills with those he loved. Never showing up to a family dinner empty handed, he offered amazing homemade desserts, or his awesome home-canned pickles, jams, and veggies.

Eric is survived by his wife Kayla, daughters Karsyn Rae and Piper Lyn, step-daughter Aviana, his parents Dale and Anita Tschida, his brother Andrew and sister-in-law Tiffani and three nieces.

Eric is missed beyond measure. Please join our family as we celebrate Eric’s life on Thursday, September 5th at 2:00 p.m. at the R & L Event Center 633 2nd Ave. Payette. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund for his family has been made at Malheur Credit Union. Please dress casually Eric wouldn’t want it any other way.


  • Kayla Laine (DeLong) Tschida, Wife
  • Dale Tschida, Father
  • Anita (Tomac) Tschida, Mother
  • Andrew Tschida, Brother
  • Tiffani Tschida, Sister in law
  • Daughters Karsyn Rae and Piper Lyn; step daughter Aviana; and three nieces

  • Andrew Tschida, Honorary
  • Matthew Uhlman, Honorary
  • Colton Weir, Honorary
  • Shawn Allen, Honorary
  • Tim Biggs, Honorary

  • Eric Tschida Family Memorial Fund


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, September 5, 2019


Eric Ray Tschida

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Jessica Butterfield

September 7, 2019

Eric was a very genuine friend. I've known him for 10 years. Although we fell out of touch for awhile, he always made my family and I feel welcome, and he truly was an amazing cook. It's to soon, my condolences to family and friends. I'm sorry we fell out of touch, I will cherish all our memories.

Kitty Phillips

September 6, 2019

Eric you will leave a hole in our hearts and lives. You were a wonderful father and devoted husband. I’m Thankful for knowing you and we will all take care of all your girls ❤️

Laurie Jensen

September 5, 2019

I love hearing Karsyn talk about Baking with you, such special memories you two had together.... she always told us she was A Daddy’s girl. You made a big impact on your daughters💕

Lisa Wickert - Wise

September 4, 2019

So sorry for your loss and what you are going through. Many blessings to the family and friends at this time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

Jennifer Richter- Rau

September 3, 2019

I am so very sorry for all that the family and friends of Eric are going through! Much love and prayers to you all!

Loris Quintero

September 2, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to the family