Bradley Hohbach

Bradley Hohbach


October 28, 1957 - December 26, 2023


Bradley Hohbach, 66, of White Lake, SD, passed away peacefully in his home Tuesday, December 26, 2023, after a time in hospice due to complications of a stroke that occurred in July. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at Plankinton United Methodist Church in Plankinton. Burial with military honors will be at Mizpah Cemetery in Plankinton. Visitation will be Monday, January 1, from 5-7:00 PM at the Church with a 6:30 PM prayer service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

A recording of the funeral service can be viewed at:

Bradley Lee Hohbach was born to Carl and Maxine (Matteson) Hohbach on October 28, 1957 in Mitchell, SD, as the youngest of three children. In 1958, the family moved to the farm site that Brad continued to farm until his death south-east of White Lake, SD.

He graduated from White Lake High School in 1975. From there he continued to South Dakota State University for one year before enlisting in the Army. He served at Fort Knox in the military band for 2 years, and then transferred to the South Dakota National Guard for an additional 5 years, also playing in the band where he earned the rank of Staff Sargent. Brad had many passions throughout his life. He grew up enjoying the farm life and the miracles of nature around him. The lure of the farm was too hard to deny, and he returned by renting his grandma’s farm after the military.

He met Ellen McAlexander in Plankinton, and on June 22, 1985 they were united in marriage at the Plankinton United Methodist Church. Soon after, they welcomed two children, Seth Carl and Elissa Louise. Brad was a great father, and one who took pride in what his children did.

Brad, Ellen, and family returned to the family farm site in 1991, taking over the farming operation. He was also heavily involved in the church by being a lay leader, Sunday School teacher, Confirmation leader, Discipleship leader and church board member. He took great pride in being an EMT for the White Lake Ambulance service for 25 years. He went on many calls despite farming full time.

He always enjoyed a good game of cards or cribbage. He loved reading in his down time, especially during the calving season. He made many lifelong friends through hunting and fishing. He also was an avid Minnesota Twins fan.

He is survived by Ellen, his wife of 38 years, and children, Seth Hohbach of White Lake, SD and Elissa Telgren of Toronto, SD. He will be missed by his sisters, Sandra (Warren) Sieg of Sioux Falls, SD and Lynne (Mark) Davis of Centerville, OH. Also by his in-laws, Elaine (Russ) Baughman, Evelyn (Larry) Oliver, Earl (Kerri) McAlexander, Eldon (Barb) McAlexander, Emily (Bob) Roepsch, and Elsa (Ben) Schmidt, as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Rose Hohbach and Albert and Alice Matteson; parents, Carl & Maxine Hohbach; in-laws, Eugene and Esther McAlexander; son-in-law, Jason Telgren; nephews, Grant Davis, Jacey McAlexander, and Landon Sieg; as well as many close family friends.

Memorials in Brad’s honor may be directed to: White Lake Volunteer Ambulance Service or the Plankinton United Methodist Church.


Monday, January 1, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Plankinton United Methodist Church
210 E Rd
Plankinton, SD 57368


Tuesday, January 2, 2024
10:30 AM
Plankinton United Methodist Church
210 E Rd
Plankinton, SD 57368


Mizpah Cemetery
Plankinton, SD

Posted by Anthony Hall on January 19, 2024
Just learned of the tragic news. Prayers from the Hall family in Arkansas and may God bless you all.
Posted by Betty Liebke on January 2, 2024
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We send you all our deepest sympathy and may God be with you at this sad time. Rest in peace, Brad.
Posted by Terry and Cindy Hoffman on January 2, 2024
Our sincere sympathy to You Ellen and your family, Brad was always so helpful whenever we had a drill weekend, he was the first to volunteer to help. God Bless and Take Care
Posted by John n Kris Kieffer on January 1, 2024
Holding all of u in the palm of our hands.
Posted by Rod olsen on December 31, 2023
Dear Ellen and family, my prayers and sympathy to you and your family on the loss of a great husband and church friend when we were in Plankinton. God's love and peace to you!
Posted by Teresa Andrews Crecelius on December 29, 2023
Ellen my heart breaks for you and your family. Brad sounds like an Amazing man and I know what a loss it must be. My husband and I also know Larry Oliver very well please give them our condolences as well. Thinking of you.
Posted by Todd Meier on December 29, 2023
Sorry about Brad. He was our youth leader in church at White Lake. Although we did not always agree with him, we thanked him for doing that. He definitely wanted to share the good Lord with all, and devote his time to Him. We know he is in good hands now.
Posted by Shirley Keizer on December 29, 2023
My sincere sympathy to you Ellen & your children , My sadness , too, in remembering Brad as the cutiest little boy at church each Suinday! What a good life he was blessed with, and all of you.
Posted by Jeffrey Johnson on December 28, 2023
RIP my good friend. You will greatly missed
Posted by Camen (Heezen) & Ruben Lapp on December 28, 2023
Brad has gained his spiritual health. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers.
Posted by Jim and Linda Henderson on December 28, 2023
So sorry for your loss so happy for his promotion
Posted by Susan Eason on December 27, 2023
Ellen, Seth, and Elissa, my heart breaks for all of you on the loss of Brad. I am sending prayers and love.
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