Robert Prasert Wolter, age 45, of Aurora, Ill., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, after a two-year battle with brain cancer.
He was born on June 13, 1974, in Bangkok, Thailand. He traveled around the world during his youth as a military kid.
Robert graduated from Bonneville High School in Ogden, Utah, in 1992, and then followed his family to Rochester. He graduated from Mankato State University with a degree in physical education and athletic coaching.
Enjoying all things "sports," he excelled in track and field as a decathlete and in volleyball, but enjoyed playing and competing in any activity. He can be credited for hitting a hole in one in golf and for bowling a perfect 300 game.
His love of volleyball began his successful coaching career. From Minnesota to South Dakota to Wisconsin to New York, he was involved with various high school, club and junior national and collegiate programs. His career culminated at Aurora University as the founding head men's volleyball coach.
Robert was a devout husband and father. He was an active dad and loved watching, coaching and playing sports with his kids. As a couple, Rob and his wife enjoyed playing volleyball together in their early years and liked to travel, workout and spend time as a family in the later years.
Robert was loved and respected by many people and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his loving wife, Nichole (nee Roethig) Wolter; sons, Isaiah Wolter and Miles Wolter; parents, Michael and Chaba (nee Sakorn) Wolter; sisters, Chulee (Chris) Pearson and Jume (John) Wolter; nieces, aunts, uncles, friends and colleagues. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Orval and Mary Wolter.
Visitation will be held 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 24021 Royal Worlington Drive, Naperville, Ill. Additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 701 S. Eola Road, Aurora. Interment private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family. www.beidelmankunschfh.com.