Robert Edward Matern, 89, Racine, passed away in his home June 5, 2018. He was born in Racine on December 9, 1928, the son of John and Dorothy Matern. In 1950 he married Joan (Nee: Benson) and resided in Racine. Joan passed away April 13, 2001. Robert worked for the City of Racine where he was a truck driver. Robert was a Naval veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing, skeet shooting and hunting. He will be deeply missed by his two sons, James Matern and Steve Matern along with other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A funeral prayer will be held on Friday June 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Strouf Funeral Home, 1001 High Street. The family will receive guests on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Highway 32.