Jason Leonard Schutter

April 9, 1971April 20, 2021

Jason Leonard Schutter, 50, passed away suddenly on April 20, 2021 at his home in Wheat Ridge, CO.

Jason was born April 9, 1971 in Hot Springs, SD to Charles and Susan Schutter. He grew up in Edgemont, SD and from an early age he was an outstanding all around athlete and student. In football, he was a great leader on and off the field. In basketball, he set records that still stand. It's not surprising that he went on to attend Black Hills State University on academic and athletic scholarships.

Years after moving to Denver to be closer to his family, he followed in the footsteps of his mother and father and began drag racing. He excelled at that as well, winning multiple trophies, with his father by his side. Now he is by his mother's. He was an incredible son, brother, uncle and friend. Everyone who had the chance to meet him, loved him. He was the person you went to when you needed anything. No matter what was going on with him, he was there and could cheer you up with his infectious laugh. To say he will be missed is an understatement.

He is survived by his father Charles, sister Chelsea and nieces Thea and Adalyn.

Services will be held on May 5, 2021 at Holy Family Church located at 4377 Utica Street Denver, CO 80212. The rosary will be at 10:00 a.m. followed by the service at 10:30 a.m.


  • Rosary

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Memorial Mass

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021


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Russell Taylor

May 2, 2021

Jason was such a kind person who made you feel special & loved. He was a great friend who listened & cared. He gave love and was surrounded by love, which made it so easy to like him. I learned a lot about sports and coaching from him. We played softball and volleyball on the same team for almost 20 years ~ we affectionately called him Doris. We all had nicknames, I’m Jane. The best times were when we traveled to different states to play in their tournaments. Doris would meet so many new people, make connections, and return home w a bunch of new friends. We always had a reputation of being a friendly team because of teammates like him. We recently reminisced, while celebrating our bdays, both of us Aries, about the time we went to Seattle to play in their vball tournament. One night we ended up at IHOP for a late night/early morning meal and Doris earned the nickname of “the mayor of IHOP” because he made friends with everyone there. We had the best time ... always with our close group of friends, making those wonderful memories. I was certain we’d grow old together. I’ll miss you immensely and will always keep you in my heart, offering up a toast every year to celebrate our bdays. Cheers to you my dear friend Doris. Thank you for blessing my life w your friendship.

Kim Turnbull-Campbell

April 30, 2021

Such a great guy! The world is a sadder place without that beaming smile and big personality. I went to school with him at BH and he always new how to brighten someone’s day. My sympathies and prayers to his family.

Steve Sagmeister

April 30, 2021

Jason was also a Math Wizard. When I was going to nursing school I struggled with Medical Math. Jason offered to help me out at that time. Within one week he made it so simple to understand... cant thank you enough buddy!
He was very down to earth guy, always laughing and had a lot of friends. You will be truly missed buddy I assure you that, cheers!,,, RIP Jason

Corey Price

April 30, 2021

RIP Jason--

We had so much fun traveling, joking, playing ball together over the years. I have so many awesome stories to tell but I think I'll be selfish and keep most to myself to put a smile on my face when I'm down.

One story I will share: I remember flying to Austin to a softball tournament with you one time and I had a terrible week. It was Friday night and we were on this plane in stormy weather. We sat across the aisle and just laughed and joked and had a few beers. You really cheered me up and made me realize what an infectious laugh you had. Thanks so much buddy....You will truly be missed.

James Garcia

April 28, 2021

Jason was such a sweetheart to me. Always friendly with that great smile, and he would give me snarky grief about my CSU Rams. He did love to talk about Becky Hammon, as he was very proud of her South Dakota roots. I use to give him a ride home to Wheat Ridge on occasion, when he had too much to drink. It was nice spending time with him and chatting about drag racing and life. We had just chatted about a mutual friend who passed away back in February, and he wished me condolences earlier this month after my mom passed away. Jason will be missed by a lot of people. He was a good of the good ones for sure.

Kristen Ferguson

April 28, 2021

I met Jason in Kindergarten and we were great friends to the end. He was a light in the dark and a wonderful friend. Love you Jason.

Andy Young

April 28, 2021

I think I had known Jason for probably 25 years. We weren't the closest of friends and would go years without seeing each other but every time we ran into each other he would greet me with a hug, and a smile and it seemed as if no time had passed. I offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends. Jason was a kind and genuine person and I will truly miss him.

James Martinez

April 28, 2021

Our deepest condolences Chuck, Chelsea and family.
Jason and I were best friends until the end. I miss him already, his kind texts and thoughtful phone calls. Regardless of what time or how far the distance, Jason would drive to visit me y la familia all the time when I was visiting SD or Denver, and often to watch the Broncos, Nuggets (vs Sixers), CU and all sports.
Grateful to Chuck, Sue and Chelsea for all the childhood memories too. When we were little, Jas and I played basketball in your backyard and he’d make us his best peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Our high school sports together is well documented, because Sue recorded every game and event! Decades later, Jason would send me a video copy of highlights from VHS to DVD!
You are loved and missed Jason.
Our love and prayers during this time and always Schutter family.
Truly, jegm

Mark Summers

April 27, 2021

I was blessed to meet Jason here in Colorado and worked with him many many years. He was great friend and always impressed me that he never met a stranger- anywhere! He could start a conversation with anyone, and would be best of friends in less than 10 minutes. Jason always had jokes and a smile to share . I will never forget our trip to Mexico with group of friends, so many laughs. One morning when the server delivered all of our breakfasts, Jason spoke and and said " You are not putting me on a diet! Go ahead and start cooking my second plate...I am going to need it today!" Peace be with you Jason ...and love for your family! Already miss ya!

Scott Larson

April 27, 2021

God blessed us when He sent Jason to apply for a job with us at Terumo BCT. He made us better. Thank you, Jason #1! We will always treasure the memory of your South Dakota work ethic, creativity, humility, kindness and warm sense of humor. May God welcome you into His kingdom where you can be with your loved ones once again.