Norman E. Schoch Jr.,
January 10, 1965-August 1, 2019
Norman E. Schoch Jr., 54, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Columbus Community Hospital.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church, and will continue from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday morning, also at the church. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Cemetery in David City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the wishes of the family.
Norman was born in Wakefield on Jan. 10, 1965, to Meredith (Wagner) and Norman Schoch, Sr. Norm attended Plattsmouth High School and played football, track, and tennis and was in National Honor Society. Norm graduated with a bachelor's degree from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont. After college, Norm went to work at Behlen Manufacturing for 31 years.
Norman and Jami (Olson) Schoch were married on June 7, 1997, at Trinity Lutheran in Columbus, and celebrated 22 years of marriage. They had three children, Kelli, Hunter, and Travis. Norm and Jami lived in Columbus.
Norm loved the outdoors. He enjoyed duck and goose hunting, fishing, boating, camping, and motorcycle trips. For the past 30 summers, Norm (Boomer) went on long motorcycle trips with his friends, Dave, Pat, Roger, and Ralph. He was a better point man than they could ever ask for.
Norm was a remarkable husband and father. Norm loved and treasured his family. He was at all of their sporting events, and could even be seen on the dance floor during the father-daughter dance. Norm was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lakeview Booster Club, Ducks Unlimited and Columbus Rifle Club. His daughter Kelli graduated from Lakeview High School and will be attending Chadron State College in the fall. His sons, Hunter and Travis, are sophomores at Lakeview High School.
Norm is survived by his wife, Jami (Olson) Schoch; daughter, Kelli; and sons, Hunter and Travis Schoch; mother and father, Meredith Ann (Wagner) and Norman Emil Schoch, Sr. of Plattsmouth; brother, Captain Eric Schoch and wife Nikki; nephew, Nathan and wife Kim; nieces, Stephanie and Kristen of Leonardtown, Maryland; aunt, Linda and uncle, Ron Hirsch of Fremont; mother and father-in-law, Shirley and Gordon Olson of Oakland; sister-in-law, Traci Finch, and nieces: Alexis and Alyssa of Omaha; brother-in-law, Tom Olson and wife Holly; nephew, Tristen and niece, Haley of Oakland; Jami's grandma, Grace Svoboda of Columbus; and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Erma and Elmer Schoch, Norman and Lois Wagner; aunt, Norma Jean and uncle, Leroy Reker.