Jerome A. Justmann, age 82 of Markesan, passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Berlin Memorial Hospital.
Jerome was born on July 4, 1932 at home on Sand St. in Watertown, the son of Arthur and Elsa (Thoma) Justmann. He attended school in Clyman and proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1952-54. Jerome was united in marriage to Ruth Liechty on June 16, 1956 at St. John the Baptist rectory in Clyman.
Jerome worked at Watertown Implement and at Lehman Tire & Supply before moving to Colorado in 1963, where he worked at Western Slope Appliance. In 1968, they moved to Markesan and worked for Robin II and started Justmann Refrigeration and Excavating. He retired in 2006. Jerome was a lifetime member of the Markesan Historical Society, and a member of the NRA, Holy Family Catholic Parish and the Hustisford American Legion Post #420.
Jerome is survived by his wife, Ruth of Markesan; brother, John (Frances) Justmann of Colorado; sisters-in-law, Mary Justmann, Lorraine Justmann, Helen Rose and Dorothy Berger; brothers-in-law, John Liechty and Fritz Arends; and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Jerome was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dennis Justmann and Clark Justmann; sisters, Evelyn Metz and Elaine Klecker; brothers-in-law, Harold Klecker, Conrad Metz, Carl Berger and Lester Rose; and his sisters-in-law, Betty Arends and Joan Liechty.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Jerome will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Parish, 41 St. Joseph St., Markesan with Fr. Paulraj Sellam Jacob officiating. Burial will take place at Phelps Cemetery, Town of Green Lake with graveside military honors provided by the Markesan American Legion Post #282.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 181 S. Main St., Markesan and also on Saturday prior to the service at church, beginning at noon.
Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Markesan is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com