Gerald “Jerry” Nicholas Thiele

December 24, 1941 - April 17, 2021

Gerald “Jerry” Nicholas Thiele, 79, a resident of Cape Coral and former snowbird since 2003, formerly of Green Lake, WI, was taken home to his Lord and Savior, peacefully in his sleep, Saturday, April 17, 2021 in Cape Coral, FL.  He was born December 24, 1941 in Kaukauna, WI to Robert and Evelyn Thiele, now deceased. 

Jerry was a member of Abiding Love Lutheran Church in Cape Coral, Florida.  He loved serving his Lord in many ways and especially enjoyed the Tuesday morning Bible study with fellow members.  After High School, Jerry was honored to serve his country in the military.  After serving his country, he started working in the home remodeling industry and later built two successful businesses.  Owning the farm in Green Lake was one of his early passions and he enjoyed raising livestock to support his children in 4-H.  The farm also allowed him to share his love for hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren.  Later, he developed a love for boating and took many trips with family and friends throughout Lake Winnebago, the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River and more recently dodging crab pots in Florida.  He loved spending time and playing cards with his friends.  He was a very kind, gentle, loving man and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Corinne Thiele of Cape Coral; three loving children, Jerry Thiele (Julie) of Oshkosh, WI, Greg Thiele (Lisa) of Suwanee, GA and Lisa Tremore (Dave) of Green Lake, WI; two brothers, Kenneth Thiele (Mary) of Winter Haven, FL and Daniel Thiele (Pam) of Apollo Beach, FL; eight grandchildren, Gerry, Ryan (Ashley), Erin, Andrew, Megan (Kevin), Jeremy, Nathan and Kayla; brother-in-law, Joe Steffes of WI as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many wonderful Friends. 

Jerry was not only preceded in death by his parents, but also his sister, Joanne Steffes. 

Funeral Services with Military Honors will be held 4:00PM, Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Abiding Love Lutheran Church, 3205 Chiquita Blvd S, Cape Coral, FL 33914 with Pastor John Gensmer officiating.  The Family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 3:00 PM until the time of service. 

A celebration of life will also be held at 680 North (Tuscumbia) in Green Lake, WI on June 26, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 

Memorial Contributions in memory of Jerry Thiele, are suggested to Abiding Love Lutheran Church, 3205 Chiquita Blvd S,, Cape Coral, FL 33914. 

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care


  1. Paul Wiltzius Apr 20, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Rest in peace my friend in God’s loving arms. It was a pleasure knowing you for many years. Thanks for the good times.

  2. Brian Britz Family Apr 21, 2021 at 7:10 am

    Our most sincere condolences to the Thiele family on the passing of your father, a very sincere man, a common man, a man that touched the hearts of anyone he met, a true gentleman that will certainly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all during this very difficult time. Happy navigating the heavenly seas, R.I.P. Mr. Thiele.🙏😢

  3. Karen Tallitsch Apr 21, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Our sincere sympathy to you, Corrie, and your family. Our times together were too few, but we sure enjoyed them.

  4. Mona Gardiner Apr 21, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Rest in Peace Uncle Jerry. There are so many memories of good times and family events for us to hold on to. Thank you for that. Much love.

  5. Michele Sommerfeldt Apr 21, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    You will be greatly missed Uncle Jerry. Memories of you will forever live in my heart ❤. Your kindness, patience and love was pure and showed through each smile. You will be missed.

  6. Al Lucchi Apr 22, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Our sincere sympathy to Corrie and family. Al has such great memories.

  7. Gary and Peggy Patterson Apr 22, 2021 at 10:14 am

    We were saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing
    Rejoice in your many memories of him

  8. David and Helene Severson Apr 22, 2021 at 11:53 am

    To Corrine and family our Sincere Condolences for the loss of husband, father and grandfather.

  9. Stephen E Berndt Apr 23, 2021 at 7:39 am

    So sorry for your loss Corrie. We shared a lot of stories over the years. He is a good man, glad I got know him.

  10. Joanne Stamos Apr 23, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Sorry for your loss! Jerry was a good, kind man! May His Memory Be Eternal ✝️🙏 Prayers out to Corey and all the Family🙏🙏🙏

    Joanne Stamos (JoJo)

  11. Jerry and Norma Owens Apr 25, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Jerry was a wonderful friend. He always had a smile for everyone he met. We will miss him and count ourselves fortunate to have had time with him.. wishing Corrie and family the Lords comfort and peace. Love, Jerry and Norma Owens

  12. Jim and Penny Apr 27, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    Lisa and Dave, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. We loved working with him so much and have many great memories of Jerry. God bless and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Jim and Penny Davis

  13. Darlene and Dave Patchett Apr 28, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Corrie and family, So very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our prayers.

  14. Tom & Nicole Konsitzke, Quality Energy Experts Apr 28, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Jerry was not just our supplier but a very near and dear Friend not to mention over the many years a great mentor, He will be deeply missed by Our family

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