Gerlinde "Linda" Igel

Age: 62
Born: September 29, 1956
Died: November 05, 2018

Obituary

Cincinnati - Gerlinde "Linda" Igel, nee Bakes, 62, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2018. Survived by her loving husband of 34 years Robert "Bob" Igel; her devoted sons Adam, Eric, Anthony, and Jacob; brother Frank (Jo) Bakes; as well as several loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents Frank and Theresa Bakes. 

From her father, she learned the value of hard work and honesty. She learned to take pride in her studies, her work and most of all her family.   Like her mother, she did not have a mean bone in her body. She could be blunt, but every word rang true with compassion and care.

The cruelty of life never deterred her, her breathless wit and candor disarmed others and put those around her at ease. For no job was too daunting as long as she was there; No one would ever feel alone as long as she was there; And no heart wouldn’t feel full if she was near. So, cancer did not frighten her. She maintained her buoyant spirit until the very end, too stubborn to sit still, fiercely devoted to her family and opinionated as ever.

She was an active member of the Bavarian Beneficial Society, the Donauschwaben Society, and the Germania Society.  She treasured the traditions of her heritage, focusing on the cultural aspects, from teaching the younger children the dances of their parents to actively promoting the ceremonies surrounding the clubs. She spent her time making sure no one forgot where they came from.  Linda kept the baking traditions alive as well, showering all of us with homemade treats from her mother’s recipe book and making excessive amounts of cookies and torts for all to enjoy.

Services will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Old St. Mary's Church, 123 E. Thirteenth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 with visitation from 8:00 to 10:00 am and Mass to follow at 10:30 am. Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Old St. Mary's Church.

Visitation

Location: Old St. Mary's Church
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Memorial Service

Location: Old St. Mary's Church
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 10:30 am

Gerlinde "Linda" Igel

Age: 62
Born: September 29, 1956
Died: November 05, 2018
  • larry browning
    Relationship: cousin by marriage

    There has never been - nor is it likely there will ever be - a personality as open and loving as Linda's. Her most important tribute - the wonderful young men she raised who are her finest legacy. My sincerest condolences for a real loss in all our lives.

  • Barbara WIthers
    Relationship: friend

    Linda has always been a shining star - her wit, humor and selfless acts of kindness extend to many who knew her. We had been friends for over 60 years and I truly valued her friendship. My heartfelt condolences to Bob, Adam, Eric, Tony and Jake - but she will always be with you through everything and watching over you - you have a very special guardian angel

  • Johann und Annelies
    Relationship: Cousin

    Liebe Linda,, es ist noch nicht lange her, da bist du hier bei uns zu Hause gesessen, Bob war auch da. Wir haben erzählt, wir haben gelacht und wir sind beim Spaziergang über den Christkindles-Markt in Nürnberg halb erfroren....du hast noch mit deinen Kindern geskypt.. es ist alles noch so lebendig, deine Stimme, dein ansteckendes Lachen., dein Optimismus.Wir können es noch nicht fassen und begreifen.Wir haben uns nicht oft gesehen, aber du warst doch immer bei uns und wirst es auch bleiben. Unsere Gedanken sind auch bei dir, lieber Bob , bei Adam, Toni, Eric und Jacob. Wir sind auch sehr traurig, aber wir sehen uns wieder, irgendwann und irgendwo. Wir umarmen dich, euch in Liebe Hans und Annelies mit Familie

  • Randy and Mary Clark, Matthew and Adrienne
    Relationship: Family Friends

    Dear Bob, Adam, Eric, Tony and Jake, Words cannot express our deep sorrow for you. From the moment we first met Linda almost forty years ago, we knew she was a special person. She never seemed to meet a stranger and she made everyone feel welcome. We'll miss her at family gatherings, but her presence will always be with us. We are praying for her to swiftly be with the Lord and for your pain to be eased by the assurance of her never ending love for all of you.

  • Dianne
    Relationship:

    Dear Igel Family, every life is precious in God's eyes and He has them safe in His memory until they are brought back to life on Paradise earth where sickness, death, and anything that causes pain, are gone forever. May these promises help comfort you during this most difficult time. Sincere Condolences, Dianne. John 5:28, 29 Isaiah 33:24 Psalm 37:11, 29 Revelation 21:4

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  • Lori & Bob
    Relationship: Friend

    Our deepest sympathies to Bob, Adam, Eric, Tony, and Jake plus Frank and Jo. She touched so many people's lives. There are stories family and friends will share for a very long time. So, she will live on in our hearts. I pray the grief and sadness lessen over time.

  • Tom Purtell
    Relationship: Friend

    Linda was the life of the party and made it fun to be around her. She had great stories and family history. A wonderful family. She will be greatly missed. A kind person and good friend. My condolences to the family in this time of loss

Gerlinde "Linda" Igel

Gerlinde "Linda" Igel

Age: 62
Born: September 29, 1956
Died: November 05, 2018