Edwin R Kutschara was born in Rushville, NE on June 25, 1955 to Rex & Dolores Kutschara.
Passed on August 29, 2023 in Chadron, NE.
Raised on the family farm with his 3 siblings, he went to Antelope country school just down the road, growing up he found his love of dirt, music & horsepower. Learning how to drive at a young age & how to twist a throttle on a dirt bike. He spent many days learning the art of farming & how to ride a dirt bike which landed him in the emergency room more than once. Being a country boy, he had to drive himself to high school 13 miles away on what he thought was the speedway to town. Cars & CB radios where the thing then therefore his CB handle was HOT ROD a nickname that stayed with him forever. Hot Rod sped through high school at Hay Springs High School with Rock & Roll turned up. Spent his years as a farmer then a Railroader, then construction as a truck driver being a heavy hauler because that truck had the most horsepower hauling large equipment around the country and also operating large equipment on the job site. Loved spending his off time competing in a truck pull or seeing his driver win it all on Sunday.
A person that never had a cross word to say about anybody would always help out if you needed a place to stay for a while, helping with harvest or a pull out of the ditch, he would lend a hand to anyone in need.
Hot Rod lost his right leg to a disease later in life ending his truck driving but not his farming or driving a pickup, still had another leg to push down on the pedal.
When diagnosed with cancer he took that fight on full speed like all the things he has in life saying “it will be alright”.
Survivors are Tom & Nancy Kutschara of Cheyenne, WY, Terry & Connie Ourada of Chadron, NE, Bruce & Kristi Kutschara of Scottsbluff, NE, Daughter Erin & Joe Roberts of Alliance, NE; many nieces & nephews,4 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild.
Service will be at Methodist Church in Hay Springs.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Hay Springs Volunteer Fire Department in care of Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary, P.O. Box 443, Hay Springs, NE 69347