Funeral, and Celebration of life for Brett Schnepf

“If I leave here tomorrow would you still remember me?” - Lynyrd Skynyrd 

Depression is a silent killer. Whether you know him as Brett or by one of his aliases he was everyone's best friend and Illuminated any room he walked into. On August 12th, 2020 the world became a darker place as Brett took his own life. The last words he left me were for Jack and I to take care of each other, and to not follow in his footsteps. In all honesty he had an amazing life and I'd be lucky to be half the man he was.

My Father told me many crazy stories of his misadventures of him and his Sigma Nu Brothers. I always wished I was there to be a part of those memories. One thing is for sure though he was the life of the party. His presence was unmistakably unique and he was always cranking everything up to 12. Buddah, as his Brothers knew him, lived and breathed Sigma Nu and made sure that he documented every memory he possibly could so nothing would be forgotten.

Microsoft made monumental changes in Brett’s life. Being a part of so many amazing teams such as the Original Xbox Launch Team, Flight Simulator, Sidewinder and many more was his legacy. He carried with him so much pride that him and his best friends were able to have a hand in each historical moment. However the one thing he was most proud of was the fact he had the ability to code name a controller after me, his first Son being the Duke Controller. Whenever you bring up Xbox he's bound to bring up the Duke controller. Microsoft gave him the security to be able to settle down and start a family. Microsoft was irreplaceable in Brett’s life and shaped him into the man he was.

In all honesty let's be real, Brett was born to be in the marijuana industry. His salesmanship, personality, expertise and passion carved him a place in the up and coming hemp world. He went all in, driving to Colorado, Oregon, Iowa, and all over the United States for several months his family could hardly keep track of him, he was on a mission, and he did so well. The Hemp industry was new, and Brett wanted to have a hand in making it what it is today and enjoyed every second of it.

Brett excelled and was so loved in whatever industry he was a part of, whether it be all the accomplishments he has had at Microsoft, or his most recent Hemp adventure. He truly made a lasting impact on anything he was a part of. My father was an extraordinary and unique man who would capture the attention of any audience that surrounded him. In all honesty there are too many good things I can say about my Father. He was my mentor and my role model. He truly made the world a better place by being a part of it. By far his biggest accomplishment though was being a Father to both me and Jack that is what he is most proud of.

So here we are reaching out to his beloved friends and family for help with cremation expenses, end of life celebration, and various other costs that may arise. Everything leftover will be used to start a college fund for Brett’s youngest son, Jack.
  • Dave Templin 
    • $100 
    • 20 mos
  • Akashdeep Dhaliwal 
    • $20 
    • 22 mos
  • Tim Znamenacek 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
  • Dan Adelman 
    • $100 
    • 24 mos
  • Joanne Gieselman  
    • $50 
    • 24 mos
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Duke Schnepf 
Sequim, WA

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