Jason Kyle Shephard age 23, of Cavalier, ND died on Thursday, September 21, 2006, in Delaware County, PA. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 1, 2006, at 2:30 p.m. at the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Saturday, September 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Burial in the Crystal Memorial Cemetery, Crystal, ND. Arrangements with Jensen-Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Jason Kyle Shephard was born May 30, 1983, at Cavalier, ND to Kyle and Carol (Herman) Shephard. He grew up and attended school in Cavalier graduating from Cavalier High School in 2002. While at Cavalier High he was active in F.B.L.A. and was a member of the track and cross country teams. Jason was named the East Region Senior Athlete of Year in cross country. He then attended Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD and was currently serving an internship with Daktronics. During his college days he was active in many campus organizations including Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Young Republicans Club. He was honored as the most improved cross country runner his sophomore season at Northern and also was a member of the track and field team. He is survived by his parents, Kyle and Carol Shephard, Cavalier, ND; sister, Karla (Keya) Afshari, Grand Forks, ND; nephews, Drew and Nathan; and niece, Chelsey; paternal grandfather, Duane (Marion) Shephard, Grand Forks, ND; and several aunts and uncles. Jason was preceded in death by his grandparents, Janet Shephard, and Arthur and Tilla Herman; and an aunt, Mary Brown.