Norval E. “Sam” Kohler, age 84 of Wymore passed away peacefully on October 27, 2022 at the Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center. He was born in North Loup on February 2, 1938 to E. Lee and Ruby (Kirk) Kohler. Sam was a graduate of Beatrice High School. On July 20, 1958 he was united in marriage to Una Maye Parmenter. To this union, five children were born. Una Maye passed away in 2005. Sam married Susan (Koester) Bauer on July 7, 2007. He worked as a photo engraver for the Omaha World Herald and a generous handyman. He was an Eagle Scout and participated in gymnastics in high school where he earned a state medal in the pummel horse. He was a member of the Wymore Church of Christ where he served as an elder. He enjoyed fishing, photography, coffee and lunch with friends, and muzzleloader hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Kohler of Wymore; children, Beth Stalder of Omaha, Steve (Denise) Kohler of Omaha, Kurt (Renée) Kohler of Meridian, Idaho, Brad (Carol) Kohler of Omaha, and Jason (Kim) Kohler of Abilene, Kansas; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sister, Marlene Christensen; brother, Larry Kohler; several nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Una Maye Kohler (2005); and brother Kenny Kohler.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at the Wymore Church of Christ with Clayton Lundstedt and Jason Kohler officiating. A visitation will take place at the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM with the family greeting relatives and friends from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice for future designation with the funeral home in charge. Sign Sam’s online register book and view his video tribute when complete at

These services have been entrusted to the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore.