Clifford Linn Baldwin, Jr.
August 16, 1945 – April 26, 2022
VISITATION: Sunday, May 1st from 3pm to 5pm at the West Center Chapel, with TIME OF SHARING at 5pm. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Monday, May 2nd at 11am, West Center Chapel. GRAVESIDE SERVICE with Military Honors: Monday, May 2nd at 2pm, Omaha National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Vietnam Veterans of America.
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Clifford Linn Baldwin Jr. was born on August 16, 1945, in Omaha, Nebraska to Clifford Linn Baldwin Sr. and Betty Mae (Church). Cliff grew up in Omaha where he graduated from Tech High School in 1964.
He set the state record in wrestling, as captain of the team his senior year in high school. He even was offered a full-ride scholarship to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln; however, he chose to serve his country in the Marine Corps and Vietnam from 1964 to 1968. He achieved the rank of Sargent E-5. He was a proud American and Veteran of the Marine Corps.
Cliff met Linda in October 1963 on a ‘blind date’ that was set up by mutual friends. Cliff and Linda (Jensen) Baldwin married on May 20, 1967, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska. This year would have been their 55th Anniversary. They were blessed to have four children: Katherine, Laura, Jacqueline, and Clifford III. They made their home in Omaha, Nebraska. Cliff worked at Omaha Power Public District (OPPD) for 35 years. When he retired in 2004, he was a Machinist Supervisor.
Cliff was a hard worker but always put his family first. He enjoyed his fishing trips to Minnesota with his family and friends. He was always working on his cars whether it was doing mechanical fixes to waxing and shining his car for car shows; he did it all. There was very little that he could not fix mechanically. He loved his “sports cars” from his Mustangs (1967 & 2005) to his Oldsmobile 442. He was an avid tennis player. He loved his dogs, especially Duke, the beagle, who he received as a gift from Linda on the day he retired. Cliff frequently took Duke for his daily and sometimes twice daily McDonald’s or Sonic hamburger runs. He is a lifetime member of the Vietnam Veterans Association (VVA).
Cliff passed away on April 26, 2022, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s surrounded by family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford Sr. and Betty Baldwin; sister, Linda Carville. Cliff is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters: Katherine (Matt) Byar, Laura (Chad) Adams, Jacqueline (Mark) Kussman; son, Clifford Baldwin III; nine grandchildren: Miles, Caleb, Mandy, Alyssa, Jacob, Zachary, Lucas, Desmond, and Freya; sister, Sandra (Tom) Durant; brother, Ron (Rosanna) Baldwin, along with many nieces and nephews.