Norman Edward Pohl
July 27, 1932 – March 12, 2018
Norman Edward Pohl was born to Theodore and Lenora Pohl on July 27, 1932. He spent the first eighteen years of life growing up in Nebraska with his three brothers (Dale, Wilfred, Raymond), and one sister (Letha). After his graduation from Thayer High School he joined the army in 1950 and served in Kentucky, and Eniwetok. Upon his discharge in 1952 he returned to Nebraska, and then relocated to Idaho where he met the love of his life, Barbara Rehwalt. They married September 1, 1957 and had two daughters (Chris and Julie). They had 60 years of married life and loved each other very much.
Norman loved life and never knew a stranger. He enjoyed teasing and telling jokes. He always had a good joke ready to tell anyone he encountered. It made him happy to make others laugh. His hobbies were gardening, playing poker, and spending time with grandchildren. He loved working with his hands. He worked very hard all his life. He loved when all his fruit trees were in full bloom. Norman loved to accomplish goals. This trait was very important when he lost his leg. He faced monumental struggles but still strove to be the best he could be. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Norman is survived by his wife (Barbara), Daughters Chris (Curtis) Chugg, and Julie (Mark) Schmahl, Grandchildren: Jami Jackson, Cynthia Chugg, Karlene (Chance) Owens, Jessica (Jacob) Martin, and Austin Schmahl. Great grandchildren: Stewart and Spencer Shropshire, Kaleb and Kimberly Owens, Gavin Chugg and Madison Martin. He was preceded in death by his parents (Theodore and Lenora Kohtz Pohl), his brothers (Dale, and Raymond Pohl), and his sister (Letha Jorgensen).
Funeral Services are being provided by White Mortuary “Chapel by the Park” on March 19, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Eden at 1:00 p.m.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Idaho Home Health & Hospice and Chardonnay Living for the loving care they extended to dad.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Veterans Administration or Lutheran Hour.
- Dan Krieger
- Roib Champlin
- Steven Huettig
- John Brune
- Jim Wolters
- Henry Buschhorn
- Cynthia Chugg, Honorary Bearer
- Karlene Owens, Honorary Bearer
- Jami Jackson, Honorary Bearer
- Austin Schmahl, Honorary Bearer
- Jessica Martin, Honorary Bearer
- Funeral Service Monday, March 19, 2018
Norman Edward Pohl
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Cousin Roger Kohtz
March 18, 2018
From all your Kohtz cousins in Nebraska and across the nation comes our sincere and deepest sympathy and condolences. Norman was much of the "glue" that held our 39 cousins together. He reached out to all of us and kept in touch by phone even when some of our common memories were becoming dim. We are the poorer because of his passing but we know that it is his prayer as well as ours that we will all meet again in a great family reunion when we come together once more "on the other side."
Blessings, and Love, Roger and June Kohtz