Brian Lee “Butch” Jacobson

Brian Lee “Butch” Jacobson

Brian Lee “Butch” Jacobson, 64, died peacefully Feb. 1, 2018, after a battle with esophageal cancer.

Butch was born and raised in Virginia, Minn., and served as a military policeman in Thailand during the Vietnam war. He was a jack of all trades who started as an underground miner, excelled as a maintenance man and eventually owned his own plumbing business, Jacobson Services, in the Idaho panhandle and NE Washington. He also built his own beautiful home on 10 acres in Idaho.

He is survived by his wife Suzanne, daughter and son-in-law Melody and Austin Meek, grandchildren Jackson and Marigny, and six siblings: Dennis Jacobson, Florence Durbin, Darlene Kuopus, Karen Lehto, Sharon Paavala and Janet Swanson. He was preceded in death by his sister Gail Jacobson and his parents Albert and Esther.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in both Idaho and Minnesota.

Sherman-Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are encouraged to visit the online guest book and share their memories of Brian at

Sherman-Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services
PO Box 809 Newport, WA. 99156
Phone: 509-447-3118 Fax: 509-447-3247