Home Visitations


Stephen Nelms

Visitation Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Visitation Time: Celebration of Life from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Date: Saturday, March 12th, 2022
Funeral Time: 1:00 pm
Place of Funeral: Salerno's Rosedale Chapels
Interment: Private

On March 1, 2022, Stephen Nelms passed away at peacefully at home. He was
surrounded by his loving family, Carrie, Xena and Kannon. Steve was a wonderful husband,
truly devoted dad, great brother, loved brother-in-law, spunky uncle to many and a great-
uncle to many more. He made sure the coolers where always full, the brats were cooking
(with sauerkraut) on the grill and that everyone always felt welcomed and loved. He truly
enjoyed his job and his ability to help others and make sure everyone was treated fairly. He
had coached many teams throughout the years – baseball, football, softball, and basketball.
He was always happy when he heard a former player call ‘Hey coach’. He enjoyed hearing
stories of how they were doing and where their lives took them. He took much pride in his
home and yard – planting his garden, which fed many throughout the years (Melrose
peppers, anyone?), and creating a backyard oasis where all were welcome. His biggest joy
had always been Xena and Kannon. He was so proud and bragged about them to anyone
who would listen- they were truly his passion and he enjoyed seeing how they have grown
into such wonderful adults.
We will be hosting a Celebration of Life at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapel, in Roselle, IL. In lieu
of flowers for the Celebration, we ask that you plant some flowers or a vegetable garden
this spring, or donate to a local community garden.
We have been nothing but blessed knowing him. He always made his house a warm, loving
home, and we will miss him dearly,
Remember, it’s the journey, not the destination.
We will meet again.

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 60172

Church Details

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: 630-889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake St. Roselle Illinois, 60172
Service Date: March 12th 2022
Funeral Time: 1:00 pm

Interment Details



Posted by:
Freddie Brown

Posted on:
Friday, March 11, 2022

Steve, I love you and always will. When i close my eyes and open my thoughts im flooded with memories of us with our friends and so many great times. Your endless hours of coaching and helping teach boys how to be men and compete win or lose is just what you did. And you were great at it. Your winning records speak for itself "WINNER" His love and pride for Carrie, Xena, Kannon was in every word he spoke to me. Im so grateful to call you my great friend forever brother......

Posted by:
Michele Schlarb

Posted on:
Sunday, March 6, 2022

My heart goes out to and the kids, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. If I can help in anyway please let me know