Robert “Bob” Cissne

August 11, 1921 - December 27, 2014
Robert “Bob” Cissne

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Robert (Bob) Cissne, 93, of Hendersonville died suddenly December 27, 2014 at NC State Veterans Nursing Home in Black Mountain, NC.

Born in Ohio, he was a longtime resident of Crest Hill, Illinois, prior to retiring to Hendersonville in 1985. He was a resident of NCSVNH since April 2013. A US Army veteran of WWII, Battle of the Bulge veteran, he worked in Inventory Control and Systems Management at various businesses and the Arsenal, before retiring from Alexander Lumber Co, in Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Phyllis Louise (Johnson) Cissne in June 2013, his parents, Otto Robert Cissne, and Ruby Pearl Cissne; brother, John Cissne, from California; and sister, Carol Heintz Sampson from Illinois.

Survived by four children, Robert E (Gerri) Cissne, of Waukesha, WI, Cynthia L. Drumheller, of West Dundee, IL, David A Cissne of Lafaytte, CO, and Nancy (Charles) Bailey, of Braidwood, IL; eleven grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Bob was known for his love of games, especially; card, board, and his favorite dice games.

A Memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the Kirby Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Warren officiating. Burial will follow at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain at Noon. The family will receive friends for 30 minutes prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to :

“Cure Alzheimer’s Fund”, Go to: or mail to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA. 02481.

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  • January 09, 2015
    Karen Shook says:
    I am a nurse at the NCSVH and Bob was my resident for his entire stay at our facility. Bob was a delight to know and love. I will miss him very much, and feel so blessed to have crossed paths with him. Wintergreen lifesavers will always remind me of him.

  • January 23, 2015
    daughter, Nancy says:
    Thanks, Karen, for your kind words.

  • January 24, 2015
    Becky Cissne says:

  • November 08, 2021
    Jennifer Feist says:
    You don't know me, but I have an old dice game called Yap copywrite by Robert P. Cissne in 1954. The story in our family was that a relative invented it, but Yahtzee became popular. This story is from the Hess/ Cheffer side of my family who lived in the midwest. Indiana and Watseka, Illinois area. It would be interesting to know the rest of the story!

  • November 08, 2021
    Jennifer Feist says:
    My email address is I live in northern Minnesota now.