Jeremy John Brendel

January 14, 1982 - August 20, 2021

Jeremy John Brendel, 39, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past three years, formerly of Sheboygan, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 20, 2021 in Cape Coral. He was born January 14, 1982 in Sheboygan, WI.

Jeremy was baptized at St. John United Church of Christ Elkhart Lake, WI. He was a graduate of Howards Grove High School in 2000and went on to work in sales management at Wagner’s Trailer Sales, Inc. in Cleveland, WI,and most recently worked for Gerzeny’s R.V. World in Fort Myers, FL. Jeremy was an extremely hard worker and loved what he did; sales was his passion, and he was always going the extra mile for his customers. He took pride in his work, and his helpful nature didn’t stop there. He was always willing to lend a hand with anything that anyone needed- car repairs, last minute errands, advice on any and everything that he could share his knowledge about. He immediately took to life in Florida and loved the sunshine, spending many hours out in the pool, on a boat, or just enjoying outdoor dining with family and friends. He will be remembered as someone whose smile lit up a room, and who you instantly felt a kinship with.

He is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Melissa Brendel of Cape Coral; children, Grace Helen Brendel of Cape Coral, Audreyana Caroline Brendel of Cape Coral, and Evelynn Rose Brendel of Cape Coral; parents, Betty Butzen (Michael) of Howards Grove, WI, and Dennis Brendel of Sheboygan, WI; father-in-law and mother-in law, Dennis Feest (Patricia) of Cape Coral; siblings Jayson Brendel (Jennifer) of Cleveland, WI, Jodie Brendel of Sheboygan Falls, WI, Jackie Brendel and boyfriend Casey of New Holstein, WI; sister-in-law, Lindsey Feest and boyfriend Pete Zastrow of Cape Coral; several nieces and nephews, including Hannah, Emily, Ellie, Violet, Laine, Wesley, Elijah, and Brayden; as well as the family Goldendoodle puppy, Hunny.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

A Go Fund Me has been set up in Melissa’s name to help with final and other expenses for Jeremy and his family. If you wish to donate, here is the link. You may need to copy and paste into your browser.

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


  1. Dale and Jody Kreft Oct 9, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Almost 3 years ago, we went to the Tampa RV show and purchased a RV at Palm RV. We were ready to fill out the paperwork and out comes the sales manager, Jeremy! Smiling from ear to ear, he said he recognized our names from when he sold us our travel trailer at Wagner’s Trailer Sales in 2014. He didn’t greet us with a handshake, but a big Wisconsin hug. That day, we got more than a camper, we got a friend! Over the last few years, we’ve kept up communication and visited him every time we were in the Fort Myers area. Everytime we did, we were greeted with “There’s my Wisconsin Friends” and that big hug. We talked about wanting to make the move and he was always saying how happy he was he did it and encouraged us to do it sooner than later. He even offered Dale a job selling RV’s. Because of him, we decided to take the leap, we sold our house a year ago and are planning on heading down permanently in October 2022.
    We were devastated when we heard and our heart breaks for the family. Jeremy has truly made an impact in our lives and we will forever carry him in our hearts wherever we go. You will be missed “our wisconsin friend”

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