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; maternal grandmother, Bertha Johnson of Topeka; stepgrandmother, Bonnie McDanel of Moravia; stepbrothers, 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.
Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at St. Augustin Catholic Church in Des Moines.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 3 at the Penwell-Gabel Cemetery, 3616 SW Sixth Ave. Topeka, KS.
A memorial has been established at The United Service Credit Union for Jerrod and will be used to start an education fund for Jerrodís unborn son, Jerrod Jameson. Memorials may be sent to the family in care of Dunnís Funeral Home, 2121 Grand, Des Moines, IA 50312 and online condolences may be left at www.ilescares.com.