She was born Nov. 6, 1955, in Manistique, the daughter of Carl and Elizabeth (Gardner) Ranta and was a graduate of Manistique High School.
On Dec. 23, 1978, the former Roberta A. Ranta married Donald P. Erickson in Manistique. They lived in Cooks for many years before moving to Manistique.
Bobbie was lastly employed as a waitress at the Mariner’s Cove Restaurant at the Kewadin Casino in Manistique.
She was a member of the Manistique Eagles Club. She enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting, and snowmobiling. She was an avid Green Bay Packer fan.
Bobbie is survived by her husband, Donald P. Erickson of Manistique; son, Patrick (Jessica) Erickson of Manistique; two grandchildren; and her sister, Carole (Anil) Kulkarni of Troy, Mich.
In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Raymond Popour.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique.
A memorial service will follow at noon, at the funeral home, with Celebrant Carole Cooper officiating.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.