John “Jack” Phillip Zottnick

Beloved son, spouse, father, papa, grandpa, and mate John “Jack” Phillip Zottnick, 86, of Missoula passed away on September 1, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Medical center, surrounded by his loved ones.

Jack was born on Oct 13, 1934 in Missoula to Herman and Lydia Zottnick. He graduated from Missoula County Superior College. Right after high college his father place him on a bus and despatched him to barber college in Spokane Washington. Jack would constantly say he was in no way so homesick. Just after graduating from barber university, he returned to Missoula in which he joined his father Herman at the Zottnick Barbershop wherever he stayed right until his retirement in 2015. The barbershop has remained in the same locale given that 1937. He skipped heading into the store each working day just after he retired, so continued to go to the shop to visit and reminisce with his earlier prospects.

Jack was a extensive time member of the previous Evangelical United Brethren Church. This is where he fulfilled the lady that would modify his lifestyle. They satisfied at church camp in 1955. Jack married the really like of his everyday living, Adelia (Dee) Burnside on September 30, 1956. Out of this beautiful union four little ones ended up born. Jack and Dee raised their household in the similar residence that they developed in 1957 and even now are living in nowadays.

Jack had a rough exterior but was extremely delicate and had a coronary heart of gold. Jack and Dee established the most astounding recollections for their small children up right up until the working day he handed absent. His intellect was sharp as a tack and he could discuss just about anything in the news and business enterprise planet. Jack loved accomplishing items with his relatives and buddies. Jack and Dee developed a pleasurable, loving daily life for their loved ones. He was also an avid Griz enthusiast. So several enjoyable reminiscences had been produced waterskiing, camping (a lot of tracks sung and stories ended up instructed all-around the campfires), fishing (“GET YOUR POLE DOWN AND Keep THE LINE Tight!”), searching, and snowmobiling and going to the Griz soccer online games and basketball game titles.

Jack is preceded in death by his moms and dads and two brothers (James and Charles Zottnick).

He is survived by his loving spouse Dee, son Brian (Loree Olson), daughters Debbie Casey (Donald), Diane Schock (Brian), and Karen Callahan (Dan), and his grandchildren Desiree Casey, John (Victoria) Callahan, Nick (Kayla) Callahan, Kyle Schock and Kadee Schock. He is also survived by his brother-in-legislation Ken (Nadean) Burnside and sister-in-legislation Evelyn (Ed) Popelka and quite a few nieces and nephews.

At Jack’s ask for there will be no assistance. Arrangements are less than the care of Backyard garden City Funeral Home (

May perhaps his memory forever be blessed.

Printed by Missoulian on Sep. 12, 2021.