Robert Lee Wolterman, formerly of the Arcadia and Westside areas, passed away in Mesa, Arizona, on March 28, 2021, at age 87.
A graveside service at St. John Cemetery in Arcadia will be held Saturday, June 26, beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a 10:30 a.m. memorial Mass at St. John Catholic Church in Arcadia. A luncheon and time of fellowship will follow the Mass at the Arcadia American Legion Hall.
Robert was born Sept, 7, 1933, in Breda, to Vincent and Frances Wolterman. On Sept. 11, 1954, he married Shirley Mae Schroeder. They raised two sons and four daughters on their family farm north of Westside and Arcadia. Bob and Shirley retired to Carroll after devoting over 45 years to farming. They lived in Carroll for 10 years before escaping the cold to Mesa.
Bob, as he was known by his friends, was an Army veteran and active with the Arcadia American Legion. His passion for woodworking showed in the craftsmanship of his work, designing everything from toys to furniture. He enjoyed playing slow-pitch softball, bowling, card club, and golfing. His love for his family, travel and past experiences was shared in every story he told. One of his favorites was telling the stories of how he shot three hole-in-ones during his golfing days.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Barbara.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; his five children, Peggy (Dan) Steinfadt, Russ (Sheri) Wolterman, Susan (Rod) Hunter, Nancy (Dave) Stevens and Scott (Carolan) Wolterman; 14 grandchildren, Justin, Nathan, Travis, Danielle, Andrew, Sarah, Jeremy, Stewart, Jonathan, Alexander, Tayler, Hope, Noelle and Abby; 19 great-grandchildren, Jason, Aubrey, Brynlee, Asher, Zachary, Caleb, Anna, William, Owen, Alivia, Nina, Aston, Nova, Braelyn, Jameson, Evelyn, Jaclyn, Genevieve and Ellis; three brothers, Arden (Betty), Milo (Mary) and Larry (Deanne); and two sisters, Norma Jean Vonnahme and Betty Moore.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, April 10, at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Mesa.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for memorial contributions to Sunshine Acres Children’s Home in Mesa.