Roberta Marie Braaten, age 75, of Rochester, passed away Nov. 6, 2019.

"Bobbi" was born Sept. 29, 1944, in West Union, Iowa, to Levi and Alberta (Stockman) Gage. Her family lived in Fayette, Iowa and moved to Rochester in 1963. She was employed at IBM and Mayo Clinic and owned and operated The Bobbi Pin. In her free time, Bobbi enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends as well as quilting, sewing and baking.

Bobbi is survived by her children, Robin Heim (Robert), Tracey Braaten, Chad Braaten, and Adam Braaten (NongYowe); grandchildren and great-grandchildren; in-laws, Linda Gage, Bob Gage (Mardene), Mickey Gage (Bonnie), Rachael Gage (Dennis), Joyce Fenske (Stephen), April Gage, John Gage (Marie), Tony Gage (Kathy), Brenda Vukovich (Mark), Lisa Roelofs (Steve), and Gilbert Gage; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Levi and Alberta, and three brothers, Jerome, Jimmie and Irvin.

The memorial service for Roberta will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Doering officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Thursday.

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