Dolores Kutschara

Funeral services for 90-year old Dolores Kutschara will be Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Hay Springs, NE, with Pastor Paul Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hay Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

Donations can be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary, PO Box 443, Hay Springs, NE 69347.

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Dolores Mae Kutschara was born in Rushville, NE, on May 25, 1930 to Leonard and Hattie Ross, she was the 5th child born to this union of 10 children. She passed away at Heritage Estates in Gering, Nebraska. March 14, 2021 after a battle with cancer. 

Dolores attended Rushville High School, where she was a member of the girl’s glee club and Booster Club before graduating in May 1948.

Two months later on July 10, 1948, she married Rex Kutschara in Glendale, Calif, where Rex had graduated from Cal-Air Flying School. 

Dolores and Rex returned to Hay Springs in the spring of 1949 and Thomas Max was born a short time later on July 2. He was followed exactly a year later by Connie Catherine on July 2, 1950.

In March 1952, the family moved to the Dawes County Ranch, where Edwin Rex was born June 25, 1955 and Bruce Glenn on June 9, 1958.

Dolores was a good wife, mother, and a friend to many, a hard worker, and a member of the United Methodist Church of Hay Springs for 62 years. 

She loved to dance, go to shows, and tap dance with Connie. For many years she belonged to the “Hay Springs Hay Shakers Square Dance Club.” The Shakers even traveled to Lincoln, NE. to dance in a jail cell to earn the “Jail Bird Badge.”

Dolores is survived by her son Tom (Nancy) Kutschara of Cheyenne, Wy, daughter Connie (Terry) Ourada of Chadron, NE, son Edwin of Hay Springs and Bruce (Kristi) Kutschara of Scottsbluff, NE, 

Brother Don (Rosalie) Ross of Hay Springs, sisters Frances Gillette of Sun City, AZ, Irene (Jerry) Brammer of Alliance, NE, and Mary (Nino) Leva of Henderson, NV. 

Six grandkids Denise (Jim) Broomfield of Indianola, NE, Sonya (Kenny) Schilke of Imperial, NE, Laci Ourada of St. Paul, MN, Nick and Phillip Kutschara of Colorado, Erin Roberts of Alliance, and numerous great-grandchildren.

Dolores was preceded in death by her husband Rex, parents Leonard and Hattie Ross, brothers Virgil, Lee, and Lyle Ross, sisters Hellen Cook and Margart Ann Ross, brother-in-law Jim (Frances) Gillette.

Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary of Hay Springs, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.