A memorial service for Donald Silber will be held at 1:30 PM on Monday, August 28, 2017 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Buffalo Center. Visitation will be held from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM prior to the memorial service.
Don Silber, born March 30, 1930. Son of George and Matilda (Harms) Silber in East Peoria, IL at Methodist Hospital.
Don married the love of his life, Emmagene Schmidt on November 4, 1949. From this union, six children were born.
Don worked for various contractors in Buffalo Center. In 1970, he owned and operated Don's Custom Interiors for many years until "retirement."
He was always there for family and friends, willing to help in any way. His family was always first. He also enjoyed building and making special items for his family.
Donald died at Mercy Medical Center, Mason City on August 7, 2017. He was 87.
Surviving Don is his wife of 67 years, Emmagene; children, Sandra (Darryl) Friest, Charles (Emily) Silber, George (Kay) Silber, Amy (Bill) Griffey, Jason (Danise) Silber and Travis (Buffie) Silber; grandchildren, Bruce, Amber, Ryan, Jamie, Rachel, Sarah, Chandra, Abby, Marshall, Mitchell, Mia, Tyler, Taryn, Emma and Xander. Twelve great-grandchildren, Andrew, Abby, MacKenzie, Natasha, Gavin, Zada, Jacob, Jared, Dominic, Malia, Sawyer, Jaxon. He also leaves sisters Orpha (Bill) Nelan and Jan (Charles) Munter; many other brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws and nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents.
I knew Don my whole life as Dad to all the Silber kids but especially Chuck and George. One memory I will always have is what a craftsman Don was. When we first moved to our acreage in 1990 we asked Don to do some carpentry work for us. He had to saw several pieces of work and each cut had to be perfect. He did all the cutting with a hand saw and every cut was perfect. I told him that I could not cut a straight line with a hand saw if my life depended on it. He was a true craftsman and was always a joy to visit with! RIP Don
To the Don Silber Family, So sorry for your loss, we were neighbors for awhile when we lived in Buffalo Center, till we mover to West Union,Ia
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