Cynthia Jo Bauer, 44, of Chesterton, IN passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020 following an extended illness. She was born in Gary, IN on September 19, 1975 to Robert Mikalowsky and Frances Mikalowsky-Ruschak.

Cindy is a graduate of Portage High School and worked for many years as a server and cocktail waitress. She will be fondly remembered as a fun-loving soul with a big heart. Cindy liked to travel and have a good time. She lived life to the fullest! She took several cruises to the Bahamas and was always up for a Jimmy Buffet concert.  Cindy also loved fast cars; and was very proud of her very favorite car, her bright red 2005 corvette C6!

Cindy is survived by her mother; her husband, John Bauer of Chesterton; her daughter, Allison (Robert Elkins) Terwilliger of Portage; and her grandchildren, Mason Terwilliger, Valorie Cooper, Aurora Elkins and Delilah Elkins. Cindy’s sister, Theresa (Kevin) Lueder of Noblesville also survives as do her niece, Christina Wisneski; nephew Justin Swalls (Ashley); and many other loving family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father and her nephew, Joshua Swalls.

She will be greatly missed.

No services are currently scheduled.