Roberta “Bobbie” McCarthy, age 72, of Cambridge died unexpectedly May 27, 2017 at Cambridge Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 6:30 P.M. Monday, June 5th at New Hope Community Church – Cambridge Campus with a time for visiting starting one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Artichoke Lutheran Cemetery in Big Stone County. Memorials are preferred to Operation Christmas Child/Samaritan’s Purse, Women’s Ministries at New Hope Community Church or All American Assistance Dogs.
Our beloved Roberta “Bobbie” McCarthy was born on May 13th, 1945 in Appleton, MN to Harvey and Anne Larson. She was raised on a small farm in Chokio, MN where she grew to love animals and nurture plants.
Bobbie graduated from Alberta-Chokio High School. She lived most of her life in Cambridge, MN surrounded by the joy of her children and grandchildren. Bobbie worked at Spring Lake Plastics in Cambridge.
Mondays you would find Bobbie helping people overcome life’s adversities. Some of her favorite hobbies included; gardening, fishing, quilting, baking, coloring, photography and puzzles. Spending time with her children and grandchildren brought her great joy. She loved to hear them laugh! She enjoyed tuna melts, butter on almost everything, Oreos, Bit-O-Honey’s, Snickers, Crunch-n-Munch, warm Pepsi, herring, lefse, lutefisk and Swedish meatballs. She gave generously and sacrificially without a second thought.
Bobbie is a mother to two daughters, Lisa McCarthy, Lori (Rob) Lindberg and one son, Aaron (Patty) McCarthy. She is the grandmother to five sweet grandchildren; Brooklyn McCarthy, Olivia Lindberg, Ian Lindberg, Andrew McCarthy and Caitlynn McCarthy. Bobbie is also survived by her sister Karen (Paul) Berge, brother Jim Larson and many family and friends.