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).

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This Obituary Has 30 Condolences

  1. Dear Nikki and Family
    It is with such sadness that I offer my condolences to you ; may God give you strength.

  2. Nikki, we are speechless. So terribly sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband. You and your beautiful children will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Jake was a good friend. And a great person, my condolences to his family

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss….I remember him as a sweet boy….there are no words for these times of sorrow…may God Bless and keep you all at this time.

  5. My deepest sympathy. Love and Prayers

  6. Nancy and families. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. God Bless all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! ??❤️

  8. Nikki I am so sorry for your loss. You, your children, and your families are in our prayers , please accept our deepest condolences .

  9. We send our love and prayers to Jake’s family. We cannot know the void you will feel, but we do know that God will lift you up and give you renewed strength each day.

  10. Dear Nikki, I can’t even begin to express how sad I am for your family’s tragic loss. Jake must have been such a terrific husband and father and I know the hurt is unimaginable. I am holding you close in my thoughts and prayers every day. Much love, Janie Miller

  11. I have no words. Saying that I’m sorry for your loss is such an empty phrase. I heartbreaks for you and for the family. I will never forget Jake. He brought laughter to everyone that he met. My prayers are with you and the entire family during this incredibly sad time of mourning.

  12. Jake will be remembered as a outstanding person. Great man from a great family. He will be missed. Prayers for his family.

  13. Nancy I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Nikki, please accept my heartfelt condolences, My heart is saddened for your loss, & please know You & your family are in my prayers for comfort, peace & direction for your future. You may not remember me personally, but I am friends of your parents & got to hold you very soon after coming home from the Hosp.
    In Christian Love. Terry Guilfoyle.

  15. Jake and Nikki have been the best neighbors a person could hope for. Always there to lend a helping hand. Jake was an amazingly kind person, a hard worker, and dependable. He is a greatly missed friend. My heart breaks for all the people in his life who were unable to say goodbye. May the winds of change carry your soul to a better place. Godspeed my friend.


  16. Nancy, Nikki and Family, Brad and I want to send our condolences, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

  17. Nikki, my most sincerest condolences on your heavy loss.

  18. I don’t have the words to express the sorrow I feel. All I can say is that we’ve been praying for your family during this most difficult time. If there is anything you need, all you have to do is call. We moved and are not that far away. So, anything you need at all.

    I am going to miss Jake so much. I am so very sorry for the loss for you and your family. Jake is going to be missed by all.

    With all our love and condolences,

    Jeff, 303-818-2304
    Bridget, 719-651-6689

  19. So sorry for your loss! Lots of memories of Jake and growing up in Simla! Covering the family in prayer during this time!??

  20. We are so sorry to hear about Jake’s passing. Our best wishes and prayers to family and friends.

  21. So sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family.

  22. Being a dear friend of Nikki’s, I was so happy when she met Jake, and also happy I had the opportunity to meet him and visit Nikki and Jake at their home in Colorado, before they were married. From afar, I’ve shared their joys of marriage and the births of their dear sweet children, Piper, Ivy and Ryon. I witnessed what a great Uncle he was to his nephews, and how good he was with kids, during my visit, years ago now. I wish I had the right words to uplift everyone who was part of his life, his wife, his children, his relatives, his friends and everyone who knew him. Talk to him still, I know he’s there listening and wants you all to know, how much he loves every single one of you.
    With heartfelt love,
    June Olson and family, Seattle, Washington

  23. We are so sorry to hear of this loss. We will keep the family and friends in prayer during this difficult time.

  24. Nancy, Jodi, Nikki and family,
    There are just no words so please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything you need or that we can do.
    Pepper & LaRay Patton

  25. We are so sorry! So many memories! Praying for you all. Sue and Larry Reeves

  26. Dear Jake, I witnessed your love for my sister and I witnessed you being a dad to Piper, Ivy and Ryon. I’ve witnessed true acts of love and selflessness. I’ve seen you in the quiet moments with Nikki and the kids. There’s no one else like you, Jake. You will forever live in our hearts. Rest easy and visit us often.

    Love, Erika, Lance, Parker, Ty and Callie

  27. I am so so sorry to hear about Jake. I played softball with him for many years. He was a genuine person and one of the best teammates you could ask for. The softball community and the teams he played on have been blessed to have him. I know how much he loved his family. I remember we were in a tie game and extra innings and everyone was on the fence and barking orders and Jake was showing me pictures of his beautiful new baby girl (he was also batting 1.000 for the tournament). I haven’t played on a team with him in about 3 or 4 years, but I will never forget that moment. I am so sorry. Jake will never be forgotten.

  28. In deepest sympathies, we send our love, thoughts and prayers to the family and friends in this loss. May peace and many fond memories of Jake comfort all of you today and always.
    -Kayla and extended Ravenkamp Family

  29. Our family is lifting you, your children, & families in prayer. Our deepest condolences. Jake was a great childhood friend as well as his family. Nancy & Jodi may God comfort your hearts and carefully dry your tears. May you all remember all of the joy he brought to each of you and may that be passed along to his children to keep him in their hearts.

  30. Jake We graduated together and it’s hard to believe you are gone. Entirely to Soon.

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