Steven Puls died Jan. 13, 2018, in Frederick. He was 61.
He was born Jan. 10, 1957, to Vincent and Barbara Puls in Montour Falls, N.Y.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1975-1979 in the Philippines and aboard USS Schenectady.
On May 9, 1981, he married Carolyn Pepper.
He graduated from Criswell Bible College in Dallas, Texas, in 1987 and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth in 1992. He was a pastor for Southern Baptist Churches in Austin, Texas, Eads and Cedaredge from 1992-2013, when his failing health caused him to leave the ministry.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Frederick; children, Rebekah (Brandon) Harris of Frederick, Sarah (Michael) Huffington of Torrington, Wyo., Rachel (Preston) Hoffman of Fort Worth, Texas, and Elizabeth Puls of Las Vegas, Nev.; 16 grandchildren; mother, Barbara; sisters, Janet Ashmore, Diane Pennington and Nancy Pfeifer; and brother, Timothy Puls.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vincent Puls.
Funeral services were held Jan. 17 at Olinger Highland Chapel in Thornton, with interment at Olinger Highland Cemetery.