Glenda Fern Gilder Kunau | 1949-2018

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018

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Glenda Fern Gilder Kunau, 69, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.

No services are planned at this time.

Glenda was born March 15, 1949, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. She was the second daughter born to Glenn and Fern Willhite Gilder and .

Glenda graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1967 and attended school at Southwestern Assemblies of God College in Waxahachie from 1967 until 1971. While in college, she was a member of Who’s Who of American Junior Colleges and was a member of Harvesters Choir. Glenda was president of the Gold Jackets and wrote for the college newspaper, The Southwesterner.

She received her Associate of Arts in Education in 1969 and her Bachelor of Science in Christian Education in 1971. She married Dennis Ray Kunau in 1974.

From 1977 to 1984, she and her husband taught in Christian schools and churches in Jacksonville, N.C.; Security, Colo.; Arlington; Mansfield; Midlothian; Red Oak; and Waxahachie.

Glenda was preceded in death by her parents; and older sister, Charlotte Elain Gilder Falani.

She is survived by her husband; son Christopher Ray Kunau; daughter Charity Faith Kunau Vasquez; sisters Janice Marie Gilder Sillavan and husband, Jerry, of Nashville, Ark., and Roberta Jean Gilder Strawn and husband, Glen, of Jonesboro, Ark.; and three grandchildren.

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