Kristian Bendig Jacobson
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Kristian Bendig Jacobson, age 74, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2017 surrounded by his family after a long illness. Kris was born in West Seattle in 1942. He grew up with his two brothers, Skip and Carl, and his sister Connie. He attended Holy Rosary School, O'Dea High School, West Seattle High School and Western Washington University. He spent his youth hunting pheasant, deer (and even bear hunting from rare sightings in Burien!), fishing and playing sports.
A talented athlete, his team won
the Connie Mack Baseball World Series in 1960. Kris also loved and
excelled at the game of golf and back in the day Fred Couples was
actually his caddy!! Kristian spent his life following in his father's
footsteps working at the Port of Seattle as a longshoreman (ILWU local
19 crane operator). Kris was a man of legend and always the center of
incredible beloved stories. Kris was also a man of faith and of family.