Clyde Justman was born in Omaha, NE on October 14th, 1930. He began work at the age of 14, in his father’s business, A.W. Justman Brush Company. While a student of Omaha North Highschool he began dating his future wife, Mary Jeanette Whitney. After Highschool graduation, Clyde attended Omaha University. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1949 and was later drafted to serve in the Korean war, receiving an Honorable discharge in 1953.
After his wedding to Mary in 1954, Clyde joined the family Brush Manufacturing business. They had one son, Ken Justman, one daughter, Leigh Adams (Justman) along with daughter-in-law Lori Justman and son-in-law Jim Adams. They had five grandchildren – Katie Justman, Alex Justman, Geoff Ebert, Maddie Gorman (Ebert) and Zac Ebert.
Clyde was an avid hunter, fisherman and had a love for Labrador retrievers. He enjoyed spending much of his free time in the outdoors. He became a civilian pilot and owned two different type, single engine planes. He enjoyed flying for both business and pleasure. He was also a HUSKER fan for all the glory decades they had, and plenty of the not so glorious years. He took kids and grandkids down to Lincoln on many Saturdays for the spectacle.
Upon his retirement from the Brush Company, he enjoyed spending more time with his children and grandchildren. He was a warm and caring person who always jumped in to help his family and friends when needed. With his quick wit, Clyde was the king of the “dad joke” which always left his kids and grandkids chuckling.
Later in life he enjoyed celebrating the many accomplishments of his grandchildren. From graduations to career achievements, Maddie and Nick’s wedding to Alex’s and Cassie’s engagement, he loved to share these events with everyone.
He was a kind and loving husband to Mary until her passing in 2018. His personal health took a downturn in 2019 and Clyde spent his final days in hospice. His family sincerely appreciates the care he received from both VNA nursing staff and Josie Harper Hospice house staff. Clyde, our loving father and grandfather will be dearly missed but never forgotten.
There will be a private-family graveside service for Clyde. In lieu of flowers please send donations in memory of Clyde to Project K-9 Hero or Wounded Warrior Project.
Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. 68164 402-496-9000 www.roedermortuary.com