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Keith Pfaff

December 30, 1972 — October 24, 2023

Keith Alan Pfaff went to his heavenly home on the morning of October 24, 2023 at the age of 50, with his children and family by his side.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Sunday, October 29, at the Tappen Public School, Tappen, ND.

Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 PM, Saturday, October 28, at the Tappen Cornerstone Church, Tappen. A prayer service will be held at 3:00 PM.

Keith was born to Marcia and Dennis on December 30, 1972 in Jamestown, ND. He grew up and attended school in Tappen where he enjoyed playing basketball, which was the highlight of his high school years. Keith graduated in 1992 and after graduating he worked at various jobs with the main ones being DuraTech, Dawson Farms and lastly Bobcat, where he worked for six years until his disability with Epilepsy no longer allowed him to work.

Keith was married to Michell Hager from July 1999 to August 2022 and from that union five wonderful children were born: Blake, Grant, Breanah, Gracelin and Bradley.

His kids were his pride and joy. He enjoyed going to their games and watching them excel. He loved hunting, fishing and derbying and he shared the love of those hobbies with his children as well. Keith loved all sports, especially football where he always cheered for the Packers. In his younger years he played softball and was one of the best outfielders out there!! Keith was always up for some competition in a game of football or basketball at family gatherings.

He will be remembered for being a kind, gentle man who was soft-spoken and made every word count. He was very laid back, but still very protective of his family. He was a man of few words yet was able to develop many friendships along the way.

Keith is survived by his mother, Marcia (Buck) Borchardt; father, Dennis (Sara) Pfaff; children, Blake, Grant, Breanah, Gracelin, and Bradley; brother, Jamie (Shari) Pfaff; sisters, Becca (Mike) Dockter, Karie (Rodrigo) Martinez; brothers, Joie (Shawna) Pfaff, Adam (Michelle) Pfaff, Jon Bristol; step-brother, Josh Borchardt and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and some great friends.

The family would like to thank the Kidder County ambulance for all that they have done for Keith over the years, Mayo Clinic in Rochester for all the great care he received during his extended time there. A special thank you to Sanford Fargo Hospice for helping family get through this difficult time.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, George Sr. and Florence Hopkins; grandparents, John and Elvina Pfaff; stepfather, Brad Bristol and cousin, BJ Hopkins.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers and will be applied to the future financial needs of Keith's children.


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Service Schedule

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Saturday, October 28, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

A prayer service will begin at 3:00 PM.

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Funeral Service

Sunday, October 29, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Tappen Public School

, Tappen, ND 58487


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