August 7, 1974 – September 12, 2021
Jake R. Michel, a Calhan resident and lifelong Colorado resident, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
Jake was born on August 7, 1974 in Colorado Springs to Loren D. Michel and Nancy (Bowker) Michel. He attended Big Sandy School in Simla, Colorado and earned his bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University, Pueblo. He married Nichole Muzljakovich on October 18, 2014, in Woodland Park, Colorado. He worked as Director of Accounting for Bryan Construction.
He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and enjoyed shooting guns with his friends. He also enjoyed playing softball with his team and riding his Harley Davidson. But most of all he loved his family.
He is survived by his wife, Nichole Muzljakovich; a son, Ryon Michel (15 months); two daughters, Piper Michel (5), and Ivy Michel (3); a sister, Jodi Michel; and his mother. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.
A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910. A reception will follow at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 S. Union Boulevard. Inurnment will be private. For your safety, the family requests that those attending wear masks for the ceremonial services and reception.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Farmer’s State Bank for his children’s education (the three Michel children: Piper, Ivy, and Ryon).