Keith Allen Silverman was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 15, 1958 to Barry E. Silverman and Janet E. (Tarbet) Silverman. His family moved to Los Angeles in 1961 and Keith grew up in Northridge, California, attending Darby Avenue School and then Nobel Junior High School. Growing up, Keith was an all-star baseball pitcher and active in cub scouts. He loved animals and was always nursing a sick animal from the neighborhood back to health. His family moved to Burlington, Wisconsin in 1972, where Keith attended junior high and graduated from Burlington High School in 1976. In addition to baseball, Keith was active in choir and drama club and performed in many high school musicals. He was also an accomplished skier and was an active member of the local Ski Patrol.
After high school Keith served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and then Colorado Springs, CO specializing in logistics and food service. Shortly after discharge, Keith married his first wife, Dawn, with whom he had three children. After their divorce, he married Jen, with whom he had seven children.
In 1998, Keith and Jen moved to Fargo, ND. Here, Keith worked most in food service at the VA Hospital and, lately, Sanford Health. He was always well liked by his coworkers and a respected employee. In his personal life, Keith loved chasing the few storms North Dakota got, watching the Green Bay Packers, and drinking more coffee (and eating more sweets) than any human ought to consume. He was the biggest character you can imagine, full of personality, sarcasm, and wit. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Jen Silverman of Moorhead, MN, and their seven children, Emily (Aaron) Tarbet Hust, Antonia (Soren) Swanson, Francis, John Paul, Therese, Stephen, and Anna Silverman. Also survived by: his first wife Dawn (Ray) Blodgett, their three children, Josh, Jake, Joe (Jackie) Silverman, as well as several grandchildren; and brothers Kevin (Linda), Kent (Danielle), and Kirk Silverman.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Janet (Tarbet) and Barry Silverman.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 1, 2021 at St. Joe’s Catholic Church, Moorhead MN, with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M.
Burial: 1:00 P. M. Monday, March 1, 2021 at Fargo National Cemetery, Harwood, ND
A late lunch will follow the burial at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo, ND. Please note that masks are required at St. Joe’s and will be encouraged when leaving your table at St. Mary’s.
The encouraged attire for the service is green and gold; Green Bay Packers if you’ve got it, NDSU Bison if you must.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family’s GoFundMe page to help with the unexpected medical and funeral costs:
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.