Bernard Cornelieus Hoffmann


February 6, 1928 - June 3, 2011





Bernard Cornelieus Hoffmann was born February 6, 1928 at White Lake to Ben and Nellie (Meier) Hoffmann. He grew up and attended school at White Lake and then served in the US Army during the Korean War, receiving two Purple Hearts.  He married Kathleen McCollum. He was a life long resident of White Lake, working for area farmers and retired from the Hanten Grain Elevator.

He is survived by seven step-children: John Jensen, Jeff Hoffmann, Jim Hoffmann, Kelley Hoffmann, Kathy Lee Lehnhart, Jo Alice Griffin, Christine Bordewyk; two sisters: Lucille (Orville) Hengen, Rapid City, Mary Ann Deal, Kimball; one sister-in-law, Sharon Hoffmann, Beloit, WI and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Kathleen, brother, Eugene, sisters: Ione Kolousek, Joann Payton, Gertrude Herrlein, Margaret Mashek and step-son, Jay Hoffmann.


Memorials may be directed to the White Lake American Legion.



Monday, June 6, 2011
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
United Methodist Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
White Lake, South Dakota


Tuesday, June 7, 2011
10:30 AM
United Methodist Church
White Lake, South Dakota


Military Graveside Service
White Lake Cemetery
White Lake, South Dakota

Posted by Patti Leischner on June 10, 2011
Was so sorry to hear of your lose.
Posted by Sandy French on June 7, 2011
he was my great uncle.. he will be missed alot.
Posted by A. Charlene Dempster on June 6, 2011
My sincere sympathies to "Bernie's" family.
I am his wife Kathy's sister, Char.
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