Gwenn (Weidenbach) Stepanski

November 10, 1950 ~ August 6, 2020 (age 69)


Gwenndolyn “Gwenn” Stepanski, 69 year old Katy, Texas resident passed away peacefully Thursday, August 6, 2020 after a long battle with cancer.  A visitation will be held from 4:00PM to 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 13 at Massey Funeral Home in Yorktown, Texas.  A Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 14 with Rosary at 9:30 and Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church with interment to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yorktown, Texas. 

Following Covid-19 protocol, masks and social distancing are required.

 Gwenn was born on November 10, 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Earl and Mary Weidenbach.  Gwenn graduated from high school in Augsburg, Germany. She married Bill in San Diego, California on December 20, 1974.  After Bill was Honorably Discharged from the Navy, they moved to Texas with their daughter, Amy.  Gwenn and Bill shared many adventurous journeys living in California, Texas, and Oklahoma. 

Gwenn enjoyed serving in many ways at St. Peter Catholic Church in Woodward, Oklahoma, Holy Cross Catholic Church in Yorktown, Texas, and most recently at St. Faustina Catholic Church in Katy, Texas where she resided near Amy and her grandkids. Gwenn’s family and friends admired her faith, strength, and great laughter, even as she faced much suffering.

Gwenn is survived by one daughter, Amy Kubelka and husband Gerard of Katy, Texas; five grandchildren; Kevin; Lauren; Anna; Catherine; and Genevieve; her dad, Ken Dunnum of San Diego, California; brothers and sisters, Russ Dunnum of Solana Beach, California; Delores Zamora and her husband Phil of Escondido, California; Chris Dunnum of Escondido, California; Tim Dunnum and his wife Julie of San Diego, California; Thom Dunnum and Marcie of Gainesville, Florida; Mary Carter and her husband Dave of Cardiff by the Sea, California; her mother-in-law, Irene Stepanski of Yorktown, Texas; sister and brother in-laws, Jayne Dunnum of Fairfax, VA, Betty and Edmond Fergerson of Goliad, Texas; Eva and Tommy Stehling  of Yorktown, Texas; Lolly and Bruce Williamson of San Marcos, Texas; Patty and Todd Carothers of Magnolia, Texas; Angie Stepanski of Yorktown, Texas; Thomas and Bonnie Stepanski of Yorktown, John Stepanski of Corpus Christi, Texas; Paul, Jr and Tami Stepanski, of Magnolia, Texas; nieces and nephews; other family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Stepanski, her father Earl Weidenbach, her mother, Mary Dunnum, her father-in law, Paul Stepanski and her brother, Major Kenneth Dunnum USMC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Faustina building campaign (Katy/Fulshear, Texas), St. Peter Catholic Church (Woodward, Oklahoma) or Holy Cross Catholic Church (Yorktown, Texas) with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

Remembrances may be made online at

Arrangements are under the direction of Massey Funeral Home in Yorktown, Texas. 361-564-2900



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August 13, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Massey Funeral Home
779 N. Riedel P.O. Box 1046
Yorktown, TX TX 78164

August 14, 2020

9:30 AM
Holy Cross Catholic Church (Yorktown, Texas)

Funeral Mass
August 14, 2020

10:00 AM
Holy Cross Catholic Church
1214 Zorn Rd
Yorktown, TX 78164

Interment following funeral service
August 14, 2020

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery

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