Fred Jacobi 1928-2011
Fred W. Jacobi, 82, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, of natural causes at St. Patrick Hospital. Fred was born in Long Island, N.Y., on Nov. 6, 1928, to Fred and Katherine (Weiser) Jacobi. Fred and Barbara "Barb" (Bruhwer) were married and best friends for more than 60 years. Fred loved his daughters, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He passed on to them his love of hunting, shooting and fishing (including how to exaggerate the size of the trout caught). Fred loved his walks in the woods with his dog Autumn. He enjoyed his shooting buddies at the shooting range - especially those who still came when it rained or snowed. Fred was quite a character and proud of the fact that he had never been in a Wal-Mart. Fred always had a hat on his head, a smile on his face and a cup of coffee in his hand. Fred was preceded in death by his beloved dog, Autumn. Fred is survived by his wife, Barbara Jacobi of Clinton; and his daughters, Kim (Gig) Tollefsen of Bozeman and Holly DeMers of Bend, Ore. Fred is also survived by his granddaughter, Kari Norwest of Bend; his grandsons, Bryce and Eric DeMers of Bend and Rory (Lane) Tollefsen of Seattle; and his great-grandchildren, Jordan and Aiyana Norwest. The family will hold a private service at a later date. Memorials can be made to Big Sky Practical Shooting Club, P.O. Box 2843, Missoula, MT 59806.