August 15, 1958 ~ February 22, 2021
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: https://gofund.me/b35215f3 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.
Jen and family, Our love and prayers
Dear Jen and all, Our deepest sympathy and prayers,
Roger and Mary and family
Prayers for you and your families.
Jenny and family, I’m so very sorry for this loss. I pray for God’s peace and comfort during this time. He holds you in His loving arms as you begin this new chapter together. All my love and prayers, always.
Memories of happiness and laughter in our youth with Keith Silverman will always be cherished in our hearts. My prayers are for his family ….he will be missed
May God Bless you.
Jen,and family so sorry to hear of your husband’s and Dad’s passing. May God bless and help you through this time of sadness.
So much time has passed, but not the cherished memories of my friend. Keith and I came of age together growing up in Burlington and he will always be a part of who I am today. Praying for his family, wishing them peace. God Bless.
Emily and Toni, so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My thoughts are with you during this hard time of life.
Keith my lovely cousin I’ve loved you since childhood.
The one thing I remember most, you never let me forget you were 1 year older.
I will miss you in my old age.
Dear Jen and family, Joe and I are so sorry for your loss! May God watch over all of you and help you in this time of loss! God bless you all!
Joe and Kathy Loney
From Sanford hositpal staff: we our very sorry! For your loss!! He will be missed!!
Our deepest sympathies. A beautiful obituary. I didn’t realize but our paths may have crossed – as I worked in the dietetics department at the VA Hospital around the year 2000.
May God send you peace and strength. Take care!
God’s blessing and peace be upon all of the Silverman family. Our sympathies are with you all. Sincerely Don and Liz Page
Uncle Keith was always happy. Always smiling and laughing. He was loved and will be missed
Dear Jen and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers!
I remember his astonished smile when he crawled down the stairs and saw the Xmas tree that Barry and Jan as well as myself and Greg worked on Xmas eve. His smile was precious. Always smiling was my cousin Keith.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all who knew and loved Keith…
Jamie and Caroline (Fehr) Ludwikoski + Family
Chris, Matt, Christopher II, William, Emma, Catherine, Anthony, Jacob, Samuel, Daniel and Amberlynn