A live stream of Jaron’s funeral service can be viewed by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/stevensonandsons and will start a few minutes before 1:00 p.m.
A video of the service will also be uploaded to this page below the obituary Friday evening incase anyone has issues with the live stream.
Jaron Clair Schillinger 59, loving husband, father, brother, uncle & cousin unexpectedly passed away on December 31, 2020. Jaron was born December 19, 1961 in Wolf Point, MT.
After graduating from Circle High School in 1980 Jaron attended Eastern Montana College where in 1982 he met his love of his life Sandy and in 1983 they got married in Thompson Falls, MT. They moved to Circle and he helped his Dad, Clair, farm and ranch for 3 years. Upon his Dad’s passing, Jaron continued farming until 2017 and then decided to lease out the farm acres and focus more on raising cattle alongside his wife and kids. He also worked at various jobs until April of 2019 and then he started working full time for the county road crew near Wolf Point.
Jaron was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He spent many years hunting with his dear friends until his kids became as passionate about hunting as he. His greatest moments were taking his kids hunting, getting them on the “big one” and being able to brag about them.
Jaron and Sandy loved to travel and went on several overseas trips to places such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Indonesia. Skiing was also something they enjoyed doing together as well as taking trips to Vegas to watch his sister Lisa compete at the NFR.
He was a devoted supporter of the Circle Wildcats and a part-time coach of the youth AAU Wrestling club. He loved following his Son, Kyle during his years as a wrestler and football player. Jaron and Sandy were such proud parents when the Wildcat Football team had their back-to-back playoff run, Kyle’s state wrestling third place finish, and team class C state championship.
One of his most cherished moments was to walk his daughter down the aisle on her big day. His father/daughter dance was truly a dream come true.
Jaron passionately and proudly followed his sister, Lisa Lockhart and nephews, Jess and Jake Lockwood throughout their rodeo careers. He was their #1 fan.
Jaron was loved by all who were lucky enough to know him. He had an infectious smile and a laugh that could fill a room. He always made an effort to greet anyone he knew with a hearty hand shake and loved a good laugh.
Jaron is survived by his wife Sandy of 37 years, 2 children, Kelsy ( Matt) Zuroff, and Kyle both from Circle, Sisters Janet ( Arlo) Jensen, Debbie ( Jiggs) Wolff, Angie ( Ed) Lockwood, Lisa ( Grady) Lockhart and Brother Gary (Joyce) Messenger, 19 nieces and nephews and a cousin to many.
Jaron is preceded in death by his parents Clair and Edith (Lawrence) Schillinger, brother Steven Messenger, nephew Kel Jensen & niece Damara Messenger.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Circle. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Circle High School gymnasium. Please join us in gathering at the VFW Post 4813 for a luncheon and celebration of his beautiful life directly after the service. A private burial will be held at the farm at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family will be setting up a memorial in his name for the AAU Wrestling Club.