Linda D. "Lin" Bauer, 66, of Helena, passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital. She was born on March 15, 1955 in Oregon, OH to the late Lewis and Mildred (Acha) Heilmann. Linda was a Woodmore High School graduate.
Through the years Lin worked as a nurse's aide and was a waitress. But it was at the Ohio Turnpike blue Heron Service Plaza, where she was working, that she met the love of her life, Jon Bauer, they married December 31, 1990 in Gibsonburg.
Lin enjoyed shooting pool. She was a former member of the Gibsonburg Area Pool League and the Ladies Rack & Cue. She also set up and ran local tournaments. As her kids were growing up, she had been a cub scout leader. Lin was the mom that any of her kids friends could go to for help. She was known to step in to care for them without any hesitation.
In addition to her husband Jon, she is survived by children, Chris (Lisa) Trautsch of Gibsonburg, Bruce (Mechelle) Trautsch of Fremont, Andy (Leigh) Trautsch of Gibsonburg, Ginger Trautsch of Bradner, and Kevin Trautsch of Gibsonburg; siblings, Barb, Donna, Raymond, and Deb; and grandchildren, Mary, Erica, Travis, Treasure, Bella, Dakota, Austin, Daisy, Courtney, Dina, Britney, Taylor, and Piper; and 7 great-grandchildren of whom she was so proud of.
She was welcomed to heaven by her granddaughter, Journey Utopya Trautsch.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 11th at the Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Crematory, Gibsonburg from 5-6 P.M. Funeral Services will follow beginning at 6:00 P.M.