John Arthur Gilder, St. Cloud and formerly of Milaca, died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at the age of 50.
He was born Dec. 7, 1951, in Dalton, Neb., to Harold and Ellen Gilder. At the age of three he moved with his parents to rural Milaca, where he attended school, graduating from high school in 1969.
He married Linda Hardy of Milaca in November of 1970.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harold, in October 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Zachery, Jessica (Gary Zniewski), Angela, and Rebecca; grandchildren, Kip and Shaun Zniewski; mother, Ellen of Milaca; sisters, Margie Knudson of Houston, Texas, and Lynell (Dave) Blanchard of Long Prairie, Minn.; brothers, Dan (Lynnae) of Little Falls, Tim (Jackie) of Rockford, Ron of St. Cloud and Leon (Heidi) of Delano; and nieces and nephews.