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Official Obituary of

Sandra (Johnson) Koler

April 6, 1944 ~ January 28, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Sandra Koler Obituary

Sandra (Sandy) Kathryn (Johnson) Koler, 78, passed away January 28, 2023, at her home in Red Cloud, Nebraska. She was one of eight children born to Gerald and Isabel (Ray) Johnson, on April 6, 1944, on the family farm south of Red Cloud, Nebraska. Sandy was raised on the farm, where she loved helping her Mom with the daily chores of farm life. She also had many fond memories of assisting her parents in raising her younger siblings.

She went to a country school south of Red Cloud from kindergarten through the 8th grade. She graduated from Red Cloud High School with the class of 1962.

After graduation, Sandy was united in Holy Matrimony with Edward James ‘Jim’ Koler, the love of her life, on June 8, 1962. In their marriage of 59 years, the couple raised five children. She loved spending time with her family; they were her greatest joy. Some of her favorite memories were of her children’s various activities which included sporting events, 4-H and scouting. She also cherished time spent with her parents and siblings.

She was a faithful member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Cloud. She loved the Lord and spent a lot of time in prayer interceding for family and friends. She devoted a great deal of time and effort in support of the various functions of the Sacred Heart Alter Society.

Sandy enjoyed several pastimes throughout her life. She loved volunteering for civic causes, such as the election board and the food pantry. She was passionate about working in the yard and raising flowers. She had a lot of fun collecting antiques.

Preceding her in death were her husband; parents; brothers, Donald Johnson and Garold “Jerry” Johnson; sisters, Darlene Johnson and Julie Johnson; sisters-in-law, JoAnn Koler and Char Johnson; brother-in-law, Gehrt Dickman.

Survivors include her children and spouses, James Robert “Robb” (Julie); Gina; Mike (Amy); Jason (Kristen); and Jeremy. Grandchildren: Jordan Koler; Emily and Elise Villarreal; Joshua Koler; Nicholas (Taylar) Koler; Madisen, Alexandra, Jillian, Evan, Eric, and Isabella Koler. Also surviving are great grandchild: Peyton Koler; brother-in-law, Keith Koler; sister, Paula Dickman; brothers, Jim (Cindy) Johnson and Ron (Ann) Johnson; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other family members. She will be missed by all who knew her.

The Rosary was recited Friday, February 3, 2023, 7:00 pm, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, February 4, 10:00 am, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Paul Frank officiating.

Interment was at the Red Cloud Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in care of Williams Funeral Home.

Williams Funeral Home
241 West 4th Avenue
Red Cloud, Nebraska  68970

Phone 402-746-2500

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February 3, 2023

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Williams Funeral Home
241 West 4th Avenue
Red Cloud, NE 68970

Mass of Christian Burial
February 4, 2023

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Red Cloud


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