Erin L. (nee Levinson) Bauer
May 21, 1959 ó March 9, 2019
Erin L. Bauer (nee Levinson), 59, of West Bend died on the morning of
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at her home in the loving care of her family.
She was born on May 21, 1959 to James and Carole (nee Elliott) Levinson
in Milwaukee. She lived her adolescent life with her family primarily in
Hales Corners and graduated from Charles B. Whitnall High School, where
she met her husband, Brian.
Both Erin and Brian attended Marquette
University and Erin graduated with a bachelorís degree in Mechanical
Engineering. Erin and Brian were married on April 17, 1982. Erin had an
accomplished 31-year career with John Deere, starting in Wisconsin,
transitioning to North Carolina for 12 years, and back to Wisconsin. She
developed strong relationships with friends and coworkers wherever she
worked and lived.
In addition to being a devoted mother and wife, Erin was also a
dedicated volunteer. In her younger years, she was president of the St.
Frances Cabrini Christian Women, a strong service organization within
the parish. She was also a Girl Scout troop leader and as an engineer
strongly supported the Boldt Robotics team at Cabrini. She was an avid
reader and also volunteered at the Cabrini School library. Erin was
creative and loved to cook, bake, garden, and craft. Erin was diagnosed
with stage 4 breast cancer at the age of 31, and valiantly fought that
disease throughout most of her adult life. Erin was a very humble
servant, always having a positive outlook and contagious sense of humor
despite lifeís many challenges.
Those Erin leaves behind to cherish her memory include her loving
husband, Brian Bauer; her two daughters, Lauren Bauer (Kevin) and Brynn
Bauer; her father and mother, James and Carole Levinson; a sister, Kerry
(Brian) Miller; three brothers, Patrick (Trudy) Levinson, Michael (Kris)
Levinson, and Scott (Julia) Levinson; her father-in-law, Robert Bauer; a
sister-in-law, Clarisse (Maurice) Cousineau; a brother-in-law, Dion
Bauer; many other relatives and friends.
Erin is preceded in death by her infant daughter; her mother-in-law,
Florence Bauer; and a brother-in-law, Shawn Bauer.
A Memorial Mass in remembrance of Erin will be held on Thursday, March
14, 2019 at 6 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 1025 S. 7th
Ave., West Bend. All are welcome to join the family for a dinner in the
church hall following Mass.
The family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Thursday
from 3 p.m. until the time of Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial to the American Cancer Society in Erinís
name is appreciated by the family.
The family would like to thank their church family for all their help
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted
with Erinís arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be