Services for Jerrod Dale Nuss will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at St. Augustin Catholic Church, 545 42nd St. in Des Moines. Visitation with an opportunity to share memories of Jerrod will be on Friday, Jan. 31 from 5-8 p.m. at Dunn’s Funeral Home, 2121 Grand Ave. in Des Moines. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3 at the Penwell-Gabel Cemetery, 3616 S.W. Sixth Ave. in Topeka, Kan.
Jerrod was born on Sept. 15, 1982 in Hays, Kan. Jerrod lived with his family in Russell, Kan. until 1990 when the family moved to Topeka, Kan. where he spent the majority of his childhood and school years. He moved to Corydon in 2000 and graduated from Wayne County High School in 2001, attended Indian Hills Community College and Drake University and resided in Des Moines until his untimely death on Jan. 25, 2014.
Jerrod leaves behind many that will miss him including, Addie Sackman, girlfriend and mother of his unborn child due in April (Jerrod Jameson); sister, Erica Nuss of Norwalk; father, Melbirn Nuss of Russell, Kan.; mother and step-father, Joyce and Stuart McDanel of Moravia; paternal grandmother, Lola Nuss of Russell, Kan.; maternal grandmother, Bertha Johnson of Topeka, Kan.; step-grandmother, Bonnie McDanel of Moravia; step-brothers, Chad and Shawn McDanel of Coralville and his best friend, Jordan Hulse of Des Moines. In addition there are 12 aunts and uncles, 19 cousins and countless friends that will keep Jerrod in their hearts forever.
Jerrod was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Dale William Winkel and Melvin Nuss.
A memorial has been established at The United Service Credit Union for Jerrod and will be used to start an education fund for Jerrod’s unborn son, Jerrod Jameson. Memorials may be sent to the family in care of Dunn’s Funeral Home, 2121 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312 and online condolences may be left at www.ilescares.com.