Laura Elise Balsmeyer, 49, McCalla, Ala.

Laura Elise Balsmeyer, age 49, of McCalla, Alabama, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020, at UAB Medical West in Bessemer, Alabama.

She was born October 28, 1970, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Philip Van Kersen and Patty (Ohler) Shingleton; and married Brian Eugene Balsmeyer on December 12, 1992, at Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg. Laura was a 1988 graduate of Southridge High School, where she played volleyball and track. She enjoyed athletics, the outdoors and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her mother, Patty Shingleton; and one son, Trevor Andrew Balsmeyer.

She is survived by her husband, Brian Balsmeyer of McCalla, Alabama; two daughters, Riley Jo Balsmeyer of Oxford, Ohio and Hannah Irene Balsmeyer of Northport, Alabama; one son, Brett Alan Balsmeyer of Mammoth Lakes, California; her father, Philip Van Kersen of Morehead, Kentucky; two sisters, Melissa Ricke of Indianapolis and Elizabeth (Ben) Franzini of Lexington, Kentucky; and three brothers, Tommy Ricke and Kurt Ricke both of Indianapolis, and Philip Van Kersen of Morehead, Kentucky.

Funeral services for Laura Balsmeyer will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., on Monday, October 5, 2020, at St. Paul United Church of Church in Holland with burial to follow at St. Paul Cemetery. Pastor Debbie Roe will officiate at the service.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-6:00 p.m., on Sunday, October 4th; and also at the church from 9:00-10:00 a.m., on Monday. Condolences may be shared online at:


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