We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Willoughby Funeral Home and Cremation Options
Bradley Gene Clary, 67, of Howard, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at his home. Memorial services will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. Inurnment will follow at the Eden Cemetery in Hudson.
He was born on December 24, 1953, in Hawarden, IA, to Kenneth and Marian (Kruse) Clary.
Brad was raised on the family farm southwest of Rock Valley, IA, where he attended grade school until his family moved to Harrisburg, where he graduated from high school in 1972. After high school he attended Mitchell Vo-tech where he learned to be mechanic.
Brad was married to Kathryn (Froseth) Hoekstra and they had 3 children, Rochelle, Michael and Renae. He shared with them his enjoyment for the outdoor and many hours were spent riding motorcycles, going to races, shooting guns, hunting either rifle or archery and especially fishing. The Missouri River is a special place and being out in the boat with a rod in the water was the best place to be, didn’t even matter if you were catching fish or just listening to tunes waiting for the next bite.
Brad lived and worked in Sioux Falls and surrounding areas until his love of hunting and fishing moved him west to Platte, in 2001. He worked at Kelly’s Auto Parts as a mechanic until 2014 when he moved to Howard, to manage Sturdevant’s where he was until his death.
Brad’s love for motorcycles turned into an annual trip to the Sturgis Rally for the past 25 years as well as the purchase of 2 Harley Davidson motorcycles. His trip to Sturgis was the highlight of his year. Riding in the hills with his friends and family was always his favorite time. Brad loved living life his way which always included Coors.
Brad is survived by his three children Rochelle (Michael) Tietgen, Burke, Michael (Brenda) Clary, Howard, and Renae (Rodney) Carlson, Neola, IA; seven grandchildren Sawyer Tietgen, Morgan Tietgen, Ki-ya Clary (Sam Johnston), Lillian Mead, Casidee Clary, Kimberly Carlson and Candace Carlson; one great-grandchild Harlow Mead and one brother Rickie Clary (Sioux Falls).
He was preceded in death by his parents.