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Gavin Tyler Rivas

Obituary for Gavin Tyler Rivas

July 25, 1997 - July 30, 2019
Horicon, Wisconsin | Age 22

Loving Son, Grandson and Nephew


Gavin Tyler Rivas, 22, of Horicon died on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 as the result of an automobile accident.

Gavin Tyler was born on July 25, 1997 the son of KariLyn Weidner/Gebhard and Jason Rivas in Menomonee Falls. He was a 2015 graduate of Horicon High School. Gavin loved playing football in high school. He continued to enjoy physical fitness and was passionate about weightlifting and the Green Bay Packers. He was currently employed as a material handler at Menards District Center.

Gavin loved all music of many different genres. He loved the beach AND the snow while spending time with family ALWAYS! Gavin enjoyed playing softball on a Beaver Dam league. He also loved deer hunting, especially with his grandfather Lynn, and always looked forward to their yearly hunting in Waupaca County.

Gavin is survived by his mother KariLyn & his stepfather Robert J Gebhard III; his father Jason Rivas of Janesville; grandparents Lynn and Kathy Weidner of Horicon and grandparents Lori and Dan Troutman of Abilene, Texas; Great grandmother Vernice Weidner of Menomonee Falls; Aunt Kourtney and Uncle CJ Tucker and their daughter Brynnlee; Uncle Adam & Aunt Dena Weidner and their sons Colton, Caiden and baby Weidner expected in September; his roommate and friend Jake Kabitzke of Iron Ridge. Gavin is further survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends. He is preceded in death by Great Grandmother Louise K. Lamboy and his cousin Avalio.

A memorial gathering for Gavin will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam.
A Celebration of Life will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Jeanne Radlet officiating.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

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