CROSSLAKE — Laura Kim Balmer, 46, of Crosslake, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012. She was born Aug. 18, 1965. She is survived by her mother, Faith S. Balmer; son, Charles R. Marks; daughter, Cassandra L. Marks; grandson, Elijah; brother, Robert K. Balmer III; niece, Mary Lou Hohensee; and her beloved cat, Coco. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert K. Balmer, Jr.; brother, Jeffery S. Balmer; and sister-in-law, Christina M. Balmer. Laura was a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post No. 500 in Crosslake and a member of their Color Guard.