Joel “Kvida” L. Kotrous 65 of Fremont, Nebraska passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at his home. He was born May 10, 1957 in Plainview, NE to LaMonte and Emeline (Tichy) Kotrous.
Joel “Kvida” graduated from Verdigre High School in 1976. He was a jack of all trades. He was a police officer and fireman and worked at Buck Noyer Used Cars. After moving to Fremont in 1984 he worked for Dan Veskerna Refurbishing, Steinbach Hauling & Grading, Oilgear and finally the City of Fremont Street Department.
It was a love of working on things that led him to a 23 year career with the street department. He retired August 5, 2022. Kvida married Coralea Bouslaugh July 31, 1999 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont. He had a passion for cars, he loved working on them and telling you how to drive them. One of his favorite cars was his 1970 Blue Roadrunner. He built that car up to his standards, which were very high standards.
Kvida had a huge heart and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for you. He would be the first to drop everything to help and also the first to tell ya how it was. He had a joke for every situation no matter what it was. He never told the same joke twice. He will always have a special place in our hearts. This isn’t goodbye, it’s we will see ya soon.
He is survived by his wife Coralea; and son, Tyler Kotrous both of Fremont; gifted daughter, Brandy Marshall and gifted grandchildren, Chase and Jerzey Marshall all of Fremont; brothers, Jan (Kris) Kotrous of Niobrara, NE, Jack (June) Kotrous and Jerry Kotrous all of Lincoln; sisters, Jeanie (Richard Hart) Noyer of Springfield, South Dakota and Julie (Bill) Richardson of Valentine, NE; and adopted son and family, John (Rose) Leffler; brother in law, Joe (Cindy) Bouslaugh; sister in law, Mary (Jim) Lottman; and also many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Kotrous, infant, Jerome Kotrous and Jerald Tichy; sisters, Jayne Jacobitz and Janet Crosley.
Memorial Service will be 10:30 A.M., Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont. Greg Rathke will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday 12/16/22 from 4-7 P.M., and the family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M., all at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont.
Memorials are suggested to the family for a future designation.
Online condolences may be left at www.mosermemorialchapels.com.
Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Ave. Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490.