October 28,1992- January 10, 2014

Jacob K. Nockels, 21, died on Friday, January 10, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Jacob was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on October 28, 1992 to Brian and Dana Nockels. He was a student at Iowa State University College of Design. He loved the Chicago Bears, Iowa State rugby and football, playing his guitar, drawing, and being with his friends and family, especially at the family cabin at Spirit Lake.

He will be missed by his parents, Brian and Dana Nockels; twin sister and best friend, Jenna Nockels; grandparents, Bud and Janet Toms and Frank and Marlys Nockels; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Jacob was preceded in death by his uncle, Craig and cousin, Alyssa.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Lutheran Church of Hope.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to decide a memorial in Jacob’s name at a later date. Online condolences are welcome at

Arrangements are being handled by Iles Brant Dallas Center Chapel.