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Roberta Mary Fredrikson

04/05/1938 - 02/03/2024
Service Date: 02/23/2024
Service Location: Resurrection Catholic Church, 3201 S. Evergreen Road, Tempe, AZ 85282


Roberta Mary “Bobbi” Fredrikson, 85 years of age, passed away on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 at Hospice of the Valley, Chandler, AZ, after a three year battle with kidney failure.  She went peacefully, surrounded by loved ones.

Bobbi was born on April 5th, 1938 in Chicago, IL to the late Henry and Mary Lange.  She was the middle child of three daughters; the two sisters preceded her in death.

Bobbi, my wonderful wife of 64 years. We’ve known each other since childhood: she married Robert Ernest Fredrikson in 1959, and three children were born from this union.  She was a devout Catholic.  We lived in Orland Park, IL as husband and wife for 22 years.  She was a secretary at the Chicago Tribune newspaper.  We moved to Tempe, AZ and have lived here 42 years.

Bobbi was an avid bowler her whole life; was entered into the Mesa Bowling Hall of Fame in 2016.  She was a bowling league secretary for many years; worked on our HOA board for 25 years; worked the polls for 45 years. She loved the penny slots and bingo.  Bobbi retired from Electroglass Ltd in 2001.  She was a great mom to our three children.

Roberta is survived by her husband, Robert Ernest; Daughter, Carin Eileen (Badali), with four sons: Tyler, Chad, Kyle, Mitchell; Daughter, Leslie Marie; One son, Robert Michael (& daughter-in-law Beatriz) with two children, Nikolas and Briana; and a host of long time friends.

She is now in a better place. Bobbi, you will be sorely missed, but we’ll see you again someday…Your beloved husband, Bob


The service will be on Friday, February 23rd, 2024 at Resurrection Catholic Church, 3201 S. Evergreen Road, Tempe, AZ 85282.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please donate to either of the following:  Hospice of the Valley, Chandler, Arizona,  Donate (hov.org)  or Carl T. Hayden Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona  Carl T. Hayden Veterans’ Administration Medical Center | VA Phoenix Health Care | Veterans Affairs



Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.



  • RIP Bobbi. You will be missed but are in a better place now. I will miss all the bowling tournaments we went to and the many times we went to play Bingo. Also the fun we had when we went to Laughlin. You and I will always be BFF’s I will try and keep in touch with Bob for you.

  • Bobbi , will be sorely missed. I am so happy to have met her and Bob . I am glad you are out of pain . Fly High

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