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In Loving Memory

Brunsman, Jessica Mary

June 7, 1996 - September 24, 2023

Jessica Mary Brunsman was born June 7 1996 in St Louis, Missouri and passed from this life into the next on September 24, 2023. She is survived by her loving husband, Thoai Hoang Nguyen of Springfield, Missouri; her very proud parents, Laura (Cheatham) Brunsman and Tim Brunsman; and her adoring brother, Jacob Brunsman of Fenton, Missouri. Jessica has a large extended family and bonus family which extends around the world. Jessica was a 2020 graduate of Missouri State University with a multi-studies degree in Communications, History and Sociology. Jessica had a passion for travel, performing arts, history, useless common-knowledge, reading, nature, helping others and her fur-babies. Jessica was a Rotary Exchange Ambassador and was able to bring her passion for life to new friends throughout Europe. Jessica performed with both Rockwood Summit Silver Falcon Marching Band and Color Guard as well as the Pride of Missouri State Marching Band and Color Guards. Jessica loved her coaches and teammates and she worked hard at her craft. Jessica was proud to have been able to perform at the Color Guard World Championships with her teams six times. Jessica performed with the Rockwood South Middle School Theatre, Rockwood Summit Falcon Players and the St Louis Youth Shakespeare Theatre. Jessica attended as many Shakespeare in the Park productions as she could. Jessica’s love of history extended through her as she provided docent services at St Charles County Historic Daniel Boone Home and the St Charles County Historical Society. Jessica’s trivia knowledge was unsurpassed, especially with regard to all things Disney, BTS, Marvel & DC Comics, Greek Mythology, Princess Bride, Labyrinth, and Mamma Mia. Jessica was a walking Dictionary and Thesaurus. When Jessica wasn’t doing any of the aforementioned, she was OUTSIDE. She loved being in and one with nature…walking, singing, dancing or just reading outdoors. Jessica had a passion for life and would spontaneously dance like no one was watching…and even when everyone was watching. Jessica was an embodiment of love and truly made the world and those she came in contact with better versions of themselves; more tolerant, more empathetic, more compassionate and inclusive of all people.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of Jessica’s passions in her name:
Missouri State Pride Marching Band Color Guard
Mid-America Transplant Services
In Memoriam of Jessica Mary Brunsman GoFUNDme *donations will be used to assist her family during this difficult time.

Memorial visitation at Kutis Affton Chapel 10151 Gravois Rd. 63123 on Saturday, September 30 from 1:00-4:00 pm. Interment will be held in private.


15 thoughts on “Brunsman, Jessica Mary”

  1. Your Family extends to ours at the Office. We share in your grief and wish you peace. Jessica will be sorely missed. Her memory and impact will always be felt here. It was a joy to work with Jessica and we will always remember her here. My thoughts are with you and your family. The loss of Jessica leaves a huge hole in our lives. The office will not be the same without her.

  2. Jessica was intelligent, kind, helpful and a ray of sunshine. She will be missed so very much. I am grateful that I had the gift of working with her the last two years.
    This loss does not make sense but I pray peace finds her husband, family and all who loved her dearly.

  3. Jessica was a pleasure to work with. She always had a helpful spirit and we were blessed to have her as part of our department.
    I am so sorry for your loss and please accept my thoughts and prayers to the family.

  4. Our hearts are heavy for the Brunsman Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Jessica had such a beautiful spirit, so happy and full of life. She always had a smile.
    Prayers of peace, love and comfort to all of you.
    The Davenports

  5. My heart is completely broken to hear the news of the passing of such a young beautiful life. I knew Jessica as a young girl; she was kind funny free spirited and always had a smile on her face. Heaven may have gained an angle but this world lost a beautiful soul. My deepest condolences to her family.

  6. I am heartbroken over this news and wanted to express my deepest condolences to Jessica’s friends and family. Jessica and I shared a host city in Italy on our exchange, and we became close friends as we navigated our year abroad together. Jessica was an amazing friend to me; she made me laugh until I cried constantly, and I feel lucky to have known her. I will always be thankful for the memories I have with her and the adventures and experiences we shared together. She is such a special person and I know this loss is felt by many. No words can express how sorry I am

  7. Our hearts are heavy over everything the Brunsman family has had to endure recently. The loss of a child is unimaginable. We pray for strength, comfort, love and healing for their family.

    The Wondell’s

  8. We are beyond sad about Jessica. Our hearts, prayers & hugs go out to the Brunsman family and her husband. A life that was cut way too short but she had quite the adventure in her short time here.
    Love & Peace,
    Richard, Heather, Jack & Alex

  9. Jessi was truly one of those special students that you will never forget. Watching her color guard journey over many years was one of the great joys of my career. She lit up a performance space and loved her teammates unconditionally. My heart truly goes out to her parents, friends, and husband. She will be missed so much.

  10. Words can’t describe the sadness that we felt on hearing of the passing of Jessica. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with Jessica’s husband Thoai and the Brunsman family, Tim Laura, and Jacob.

    Mac, Vicki, Danny, Nathan, and Alex Voss

  11. Alex and I would like to convey our deepest condolences to your family. Jessi was a ray of sunshine. Our time spent with her during Color Guard at Rockwood Summit was a treasure. She was definitely taken from this earth too early, but she will live on in the hearts of those who knew her.

  12. Tim and family,
    I am so sorry to learn of Jessica’s passing. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


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