IN MEMORY OF NICK JACOBI
Nicholas Robert “Nick” Jacobi, a beloved husband, son and brother, died unexpectedly August 26, 2020.
Nick was born January 20, 1986, in Indianapolis, where he lived for most of his life. An extraordinary athlete and accomplished sales manager, Nick graduated from Lawrence Central High School in 2004 and IUPUI in 2011.
Nick applied his characteristic intensity to all he did, whether work, sports, or play. Nick was fiercely competitive, but never surrendered his kind and compassionate side. He was a best friend to many who would describe him as selfless, caring, and a positive influence on their lives.
Nick was a regional sales manager for Covalen, a family-owned business focused on smart water and wastewater infrastructure. Nick’s territory included Indiana, Ohio and parts of Illinois. In January 2020, Covalen received the Environment One president’s award, which specifically cited Nick’s leadership in the Midwest.
From a young age Nick was a dedicated athlete, participating in many organized sports. He was an exceptional talent on the soccer field. Hand-picked at age 8, he joined a newly formed travel soccer club. A forward, he quickly solidified himself as a premier goal scorer and assist machine.
This reputation would hold true on every soccer team he played on through high school and beyond. In addition to forming lifelong friendships with his teammates, he was a three-time varsity letterman at Lawrence Central. He was a three-time conference champion, helped to earn the school’s first Marion County championship and played on four state runner-up teams. He was by far the most animated and loved person on the team.
He was the only freshman starter at Marian College and played sweeper behind two senior forwards who went on to become professional soccer players.
Following injuries in college, he shifted his attention to golf, and over the past 15 years Nick became an accomplished player. He has two holes in one to his credit (his first at age 12) and in 2019, just a few days before getting married to the love of his life, he made an extremely-rare “albatross” or double-eagle on the 18th hole at Old Oakland Golf Club. The odds of achieving this feat range from 1 million to 1 or 6 million to 1, according to various sources.
He was also a nine-time winner of the not-so-famous Urban Triathlon, an annual fun event organized by friends that included 18 holes of regular golf, one round of Frisbee golf and two strings of bowling. Nick is survived by his wife, Meagan Llerena Jacobi, their dogs Mika, Buddy and Hook; parents, Bob Jacobi and Freddi Stevens-Jacobi; siblings Emily Jacobi (Austen) and Sam Jacobi (Hadley); grandmother Elizabeth Ione Stevens; and many extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert H. Jacobi, Marie Love Jacobi and Lester Stevens, his uncle, Les Stevens, and his beloved retriever Bela.