GRIMES, Iowa — Laura Elizabeth Brammeier Yoho, 30, of Grimes, Iowa, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at her home.

Laura was born March 7, 1983, to Douglas and Lenore (Gricol) Brammeier in Davenport. She graduated from Wilton High School in 2001 and from St. Ambrose University, Davenport in 2005 with her bachelor of arts degree in sports and human performance. Laura married Nathan R. Yoho on Aug. 13, 2011, in Wilton, Iowa.

Laura was a personal trainer and fitness manager at Aspen Athletic Club in Des Moines.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, West Des Moines, and a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Wilton. Fitness was her life. She took great pride in the accomplishments of the many people she trained and changing people’s lives through fitness. Above all she loved spending time with her family and her kitties (Lou and Oliver).

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, July 26, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Wilton. Additional visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The officiant will be Father Robert Busher.

Serving as casket bearers will be Scot Calvert, Aaron Stetson, Jared Maker, Chris Beard, Nick Summy and Miller Yoho.

Private family interment will take place at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton, after the service.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband Nate of Grimes; her daughter, Caralyn, due to be born in December through surrogacy; her parents, Doug and Lenore Brammeier of Wilton; her brother, Joe and his wife Lynne Brammeier of Bettendorf; her sister, Katy and her husband Scot Calvert of North Liberty, Iowa; her mother and father-in-law, Robert and Donna Yoho of West Des Moines; and her grandparents, Faye and Louis Brammeier of Wilton. She is also survived by her best friend, Kara Stetson of Bettendorf.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Joseph and Barbara Gricol; her uncle, Kurt Stolba, and her cousin, Julie Gricol.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for her daughter, Caralyn.,

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