Gideon A. Pulver

Gideon A. Pulver

Gideon Aaron Pulver, 14, of Platteville, WI, went home to Jesus on February 2, 2014, after a sudden illness. He was surrounded by family.

A memorial service will be held at 10:45 AM on Saturday, February 15, at the Platteville Free Methodist Church, 350 E. Furnace Street. To celebrate Gideon’s life, friends may call from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Saturday at the Platteville Free Methodist Church’s Sonshine Center.

The Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, is assisting the family.

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Gideon was born on January 23, 2000, in Platteville, WI, the son of Aaron and Heidi (Hall) Pulver. Like his Biblical namesake, Gideon was chosen by God for a special purpose. Despite being physically limited by cerebral palsy, Gideon loved life and loved to share God’s love with everyone he met. His body couldn’t contain all the joy in his heart and it spilled out to those around him, teaching us all the power of a smile and the joy that laughter brings. His examples of love, faith, joy, patience and hope will always be remembered. Although he is missed terribly, we rejoice in the knowledge that he is now whole in the presence of the Lord.

Surviving are his parents; three younger siblings, Esther, Joel, and Deborah; his grandparents, Dennis and Trudy Pulver of Platteville, WI, and Kevin and Bernadette Hall of Platteville, WI; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.