Born: - Deceased: June 28, 2021
Emma Anne Nelson, nee Faist, 29, of Chatham, IL, born February 1992, in Belleville, IL, passed away Monday, June 28, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL due to complications following childbirth.
Emma attended Belleville East High School and graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s in hospitality management. She pursued many work passions managing food and beverage for Saint Louis University and Washington University. She moved to Chatham, Illinois where she started working for Bunn-O-Matic in 2017. In 2019 she married her husband, Seth Nelson. She sought out many volunteer opportunities with Habitat for Humanity and sacrificed a Thanksgiving at home to cook on board a Navy ship. She loved hosting family and friends at her home, the Lake of the Ozarks, and anywhere where the people she cared about gathered. She enjoyed music and played guitar. Her interests go on to include golf, cooking, lazy mornings, Siamese cats, traveling, and true crime documentaries.
She was preceded in death by her:
Surviving are her:
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nelson Family for the care and education of Jack. Please make checks payable to Seth Nelson.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Friday, July 2, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home with Fr. Charles Edwards officiating. Interment at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Loved Emma and working with her. Prayers
We are heartbroken at BUNN to hear this horrible news. Emma was a great person to work with. She always had a positive attitude and was a great contributor to the team. She had such a bright future ahead of her. I will miss working with her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family, especially her husband and new born child. I’m so sorry this has happened.
So enjoyed getting to know Emma through our working relationship at BUNN. What a great person…always happy and upbeat, willing to help in any way, hard working, extraordinary in every way. She will be greatly missed by all with whom she associated. Deepest condolences to all family and friends for this loss of such a choice soul.
I am sorry for your loss
All are in our prayers
Emma’s soft heart at work shows us what a strong person she was in life. We are lucky to have interacted with her in the work place. Sending positive thoughts and prayers from the West Coast Bunn branch work family to her family during this very painful time. Whether Emma knew it or not, her kindness and compassion caused others to follow suit.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
Deepest condolences for Emma’s loved ones. She was such a beautiful soul and will be missed by so many. Prayers for her family .
My deepest sympathy and condolences to all. I know Seth and his parents from Pawnee, Il. Jack has a wonderful father and will be well cared for. There are no answers when someone so young and lovely is taken from us. God bless.
Although no words can ease your loss, please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers. May the peace that comes from the memories of your love for Emma comfort you now and in the days ahead. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your devastating loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Prayers and heartfelt sympathy to both families. I have known Seth and his family for many years. Jack will be well loved and cared for by all. May your fondest memories help ease your pain of loss.
My thoughts and prayers go out the family. Loved working with Emma all was had a smile and all was helpful. Will truly be missed.
From the first moment that Seth brought Emma into our lives, we loved her! She was a kind hearted, beautiful person and we’ll all truly miss her. So many prayers for the entire family. Jack will be forever surrounded by love and family and stories of his wonderful mother!
She was a true kind hearted soul and great person to work with. I know she will be truly missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to all her loved ones at this time.
We are simply devastated by his tragic news. My cousin, Rob, wife Joan and son Seth are some of the most lovely, caring, down to earth people we know. Although we never met Emma, we are not surprised at the outpouring of accolades to a warm-hearted, kind, caring and wonderful person. Sending love and peace to all, and a special blessing to little Jack Robert Nelson.
I always enjoyed chatting with Emma at Bunn. She was always cheerful and upbeat. Always smiling. She will truly be missed by her work family. Sending loving thoughts and prayers to her family, baby Jack will be surrounded by love.
My deepest sympathies for the family. Praying for all of you.
Nancy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. So heartbreaking.
Emma was a wonderful teammate at BUNN. She was always upbeat with a great smile. She will be greatly missed. Deepest sympathy to all family and friends.
Steve and Nance. So sad to hear this news. Memories of the twins with Dana being close to the same age. On vacation this week but thoughts and memories of you guys are abundant. Stay strong.
My condolences to all of Emma’s family and friends. I knew Emma only for a brief time, but her kindness and joy for life are something I carry with me. She will be greatly missed.
My condolences to all of Emma’s family and friends. I knew Emma only from chat and phone but her kindness and joy for life are something I carry with me. She will be greatly missed.???
My thoughts are prayers go out to the whole Faist family. Growing up with Emma, Charlotte and Will was a true joy and Emma was such a kind and thoughtful person, one of the best I ever was lucky enough to know. Thinking of you all nonstop and just wanted to share my love for emma and your family.
I am so sorry to hear of Emma’s passing. She was such a happy, kind, and thoughtful person. I am so glad that I was blessed to be able to know her and work with her. She will be dearly missed.
Nancy and Steve, our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and to the entire Faist and Nelson family. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
I do not know any of you, but felt compelled to write this expression of my condolences after my daughter had an almost fatal episode following childbirth at St. John’s Carol Jo Veechie center on June 19.
My heart goes out to all of you and though there are no words, know that others are praying for the peace that only He can give.
I know I speak for myself and the entire BUNN team when I saw that we are are absolutely heartbroken to hear of the untimely passing of Emma. Emma had an absolutely infectious personality, always had a smile on her face, and was one of the most upbeat people to work with. There was no such thing as a problem she wasn’t willing to both face and overcome. An absolutely tragic loss. We will all miss her very much. My deepest sympathy and condolences to all family and friends.
While I do not know your family, as I read this sad news, my heart goes out to you during this difficult time. My God be with you and your new baby, comforting you both. I will be praying for you.
Emma had the most beautiful heart. We send our prayers to Seth and Jack and know her love surrounds them always.
I was very fortunate to work with Emma when she started at BUNN. She was indeed the sweetest person. I am so saddened to hear of her passing. I pray for God’s Grace and peace for all of her family. I cannot imagine the pain of losing her. God bless and strengthen Seth and baby Jack.
I didn’t know Emma personally but worked with Steve and Will in Boy Scouts at Wolf Branch School and have lots of admiration and respect for your family. I am sorry for your loss and hope you can find strength during this difficult time. Hang onto the precious memories of your years with Emma.
Our sincerest condolences to the Faist and Nelson families. It was such a joy to know Emma during her childhood in Lake Lorraine. Even in adolescence she was such a beautiful person with so much kindness and joy to give. My children, Emma and Kate, remember fondly the few times Emma and Charlotte babysat for them. We are all saddened by this news and are praying for strength, peace, and comfort for you all.
My sympathies to the family. I met Emma through Bunn and she was smart and funny and happy.
Wishing your family comfort and strength for the days and weeks ahead. We’ll be praying for all of you.
I am so very sorry for the loss of Emma. We worked together at BUNN and she was always so wonderful to be around. Sending prayers for you all. God Bless.