Jason Lee Schoo

Jason Lee Schoo

December 30, 1972 – August 19, 2019

Jason was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Albert and Dena Carlson; paternal grandparents, Noel and Lavina Schoo; brother, Jeremy Schoo.  He is survived by his mother, Nancy Schoo (Mike Birkel); father, James Schoo; brother, Jeff Schoo; aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Saturday, August 24th at 10am at the West Center Chapel.


Jason was born on December 30, 1972 to James and Nancy Schoo.  He graduated from Nebraska City High School and attended Beatrice Community College and Kansas Newman College.  He was two months short of graduation when he was diagnosed with cancer.  During his treatments he worked as a door-to-door water salesman and also installed underground sprinklers.  He then attended Clarkson College for radiology tech and then later earned his MA degree at Vatterott.  He worked at UNMC for 17 years in Head & Neck Oncology, where he touched the lives of many patients.  Recently he worked for Charles Drew Health Center.

Jason enjoyed spending time with family and his many friends.  He also enjoyed baseball, basketball, and football, but his passion was golf.  During his senior year he won every meet, won districts and was state champion.

In 2006 he was awarded Cancer Survivor Award in Omaha.  He has been very devoted to helping others.  He was a fighter and never gave up.



  • Kathy Johnson Posted August 21, 2019 5:36 pm

    Nancy I am so sorry for your loss Jason was a man of courage and strength. Will be thinking and praying for you and your family.

  • Tim Strenge Posted August 21, 2019 7:04 pm

    So sore to hear of Jason’s passingIf I could be there I would give you a huge hug.Jason was always a joker and I haven’t seen him forever however I thank God in heaven for the time I got as a young kid getting to know and play at the farm.Peace be with your family.

  • Patricia Brock Posted August 21, 2019 8:15 pm

    Nancy, you have always been there for Jason. This is sad news and our sympathies go out to you.

  • Jerry and Peg Vrbka Posted August 22, 2019 6:00 am

    Jason was a special person. He was so good at his job at UNMC. As a cancer survivor he gave us hope for many years.

  • LaRoy and Diane Fast Posted August 22, 2019 6:35 am

    So sorry to hear about Jason’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy and your entire family.

  • Joan & Galyn Johannes Posted August 22, 2019 8:28 am

    Nancy & family, Our sincere sympathy to you. We didn’t know your son but he sounds like an awesome individual. God bless. Joan & Galyn

  • Helen Murphy Schlotfeld Posted August 22, 2019 10:29 am

    Jason’s family – My sincere sympathies to your family. He was always a friendly face at UNMC Head and Neck Oncology when I would bring in my Dad. My Dad was a Husker football player but his passion was golf. They talked sports every time and Jason was so knowledgeable about sports of all kinds. They truly had wonderful conversations. Jason always made my Dad smile. He was a wonderful person and great at his job. Our prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.

  • Jacinta Hamilton Posted August 22, 2019 11:30 am

    My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the Schoo family. It was a privilege to supervise Jason. He was truly an asset to our staff. His vibrant and resilient spirit will be sorely missed. Blessings to your family.

  • Deb and Dave Svoboda Posted August 22, 2019 12:12 pm

    Nancy & family- Such a great loss to you but a great gift to Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Bev and Doug Brunkhorst Posted August 22, 2019 2:46 pm

    Nancy, Mike and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs

  • Jennifer Good Posted August 22, 2019 3:48 pm

    Nancy and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. “God Bless “

  • Angie Rosenthal Posted August 22, 2019 5:52 pm

    Our family is so saddened by this news. Jason always had such compassion for patients and helped take great care of our daughter when she was a patient in the heck and neck oncology clinic. What a beautiful soul and loving person who will be missed. Peace be with you and your family.

  • PATTIE HEISER Posted August 23, 2019 2:31 am

    Nancy, Phoenix and I want to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We met Jason while Phoenix was going through her trials with her cancer. He was such a strong person and a great inspiration of what a fighter was. We always looked forward to seeing him and visiting with him when we were at UNMC. We will miss him with all our hearts. HUGS to you and yours.

  • don and nancy kasbohm Posted August 23, 2019 6:33 am

    Our deepest sympathy to the Schoo family. Jason was such a wonderful young man and an excellent athlete. He graduated high school with our son, David. May God give you peace!

  • Diane Lant Posted August 23, 2019 12:55 pm

    Dear Nancy and Jim, I worked with you many years ago at doctors office. My daughter knew Jason and saw him at dental college where he was getting treatment. Our heart go out to you all and prayers are sent your way. In friendship, Tom and Diane Lant

  • Pam Olson Posted August 23, 2019 2:49 pm

    Nancy and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Jason’s passing. I am holding you close in my heart. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Pam❤️

  • Dick(and Mary) Dungan Posted August 23, 2019 7:25 pm

    Nancy and Schoo Family, My heart is so very saddened by this news of Jason’s passing. While at the same time I’m rejoicing because I know that Jason is the eternal presence of his Heavenly Father based on my many conversations with him. I too met Jason while under treatment for melanoma in 2011. We became fast friends and I invited him to play on our team at the annual FreshStart Golf Classic. What a courageous man and caring person. May our Lord comfort you Nancy!

  • Sara Thompson Posted August 23, 2019 9:49 pm

    Jason cared for my Mom Patty Waller at U.N.M.C . during her treatments for Colon cancer. He was always very sweet and happy to help with any problems we had. He will be missed.❤️

  • Jolene Lichty Posted August 24, 2019 1:18 pm

    Jason was my check in nurse on many visits to Omaha! He was professional yet so sincere and had a perky wit about him that I loved! I will continue my fight as he did. May your Faith and memories bring you comfort! Blessinhf

  • Bruce & Jackie Klein Posted August 24, 2019 1:38 pm

    To the Schoo family – We met Jason in 2000 when he was working for Dr Lydiatt. He was a man who touched you just by being in his presence. He had a wonderful demeanor, always a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. Despite his own battle with cancer, he was eternally optimistic and always cared more about others than he did for himself. We were truly blessed to have known him, and take comfort in the fact that we know that Jason has been welcomed in G-d’s loving arms. May he rest in eternal peace.

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