Deacon James Schlund, 74, entered into his Eternal Life, surrounded by his girls, Monday, March 11, 2013. He was born July 5, 1938 in Cleveland, to George and Mary Margaret (nee Sofranko) Schlund who preceded him in death.
Mr. Schlund served in the United States Marine Corps. Jim was a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he served as Chaplain. He humbly served the Catholic Church as a Deacon, for over 30 years. He also served as Spiritual Director for the Christ Renews His Parish Ministry at St. Francis Xavier Church, which brought him great joy and fulfillment.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife of over 50 years, Judith (nee DeCore). Jim was a loving father to Janette (Kevin) VanMeter, Justine (Douglas) Maag and Jennifer (David) Larsen, grandfather to Jackie, Kyle, Bobby, Drue, Jameson, Benjamin, Julia, Ryan and Jacob, great grandfather to Gavin and Lyla. He will be missed by many family and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 15, 2013, from 6 to 8 P.M., with Prayer Service at 7:45 P.M., at Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 3477 Medina Road (corner of River Styx and Rt. 18), Medina. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 East Washington Street, Medina, at 10 A.M., Saturday, March 16, 2013, with Bishop Richard Lennon officiating and Father Tony Sebja as the Homilist. (Please meet at the church). Inurnment will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.