Robert W. Dersien, 78, died Wednesday at The Villa at Lincoln Park. He was born in Denison, Iowa, February 17, 1941, son of the late Frederick and Selma (Nee: Retman) Dersien.

Robert served in the U.S. Navy as a machinist mate. He was employed by Racine Boiler and Tank and retired from Metal World Inc. after 39 years of service. Robert was a member of the American Legion Post 310. His true passion was woodworking.

He will be dearly missed by his children, Bryan (Debbie) Dersien of Racine, Amy Kohler of Kenosha, Josie Dersien, Peggy Dersien, both of Madison; six grandchildren, Brent Kohler, Kristin (Ryan) Hrnciar, Eric (Brittany) Kohler, Kimberly (Evan) Benicek, Amy Morgan, Brandi (Ryan) Johnson; his great-grandchildren, Ava, Emma, Lily, Allison; other relatives and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 21, 2019, 10:30 am at the funeral home. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:30 am until time of service at 10:30 am.

A special thank you to all the caregivers at The Villa at Lincoln Park for their loving and compassionate care.