Alexander D. Vinklarek

May 13, 1932April 7, 2018

A.D. Vinklarek, age 85 passed away on Saturday April 7, 2018. Alexander was born May 13, 1932 in Cistern, Texas to Alexander Sr. and. Frances (Mares) Vinklarek.

He is an Army and Korean Veteran. A.D. is a member of the St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Cistern.

A.D. is survived by; son Scott A. Vinklarek; son Russell D. Vinklarek and wife Pam; daughter Sandra Cherry and husband John; sisters Alexia Vinklarek, Edna Migl and Gladys Holub; grandchildren Kendall Cherry, Grayson Cherry, Alexa Cherry and Brooke Vinklarek.

Alexander was preceded in death by his parents, wife Gloria Vinklarek; infant sons Bruce Vinklarek and Randall Vinklarek; one brother, and four sisters.

A visitation for Alexander will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM with a rosary following at 7:00pm at Smith Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral mass will occur Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Cistern with Father Eddie Winkler officiating. Burial will follow at the Cistern Catholic Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Rick Herbrich, Luke Sternadel, Tim Harmon, Darrell Urban, Al Bauer and Paul Martin.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Alexander's memory may be made to St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, 113 Manchester St., Flatonia, Texas 78941; and TurtleWing Foundation, 723 Upton Ave, PO Box 631, Schulenburg, Texas 78956.


  • Alexander Vinklarek, Father
  • Frances Vinklarek, Mother
  • Alexia Vinklarek, Sister
  • Edna Migl, Sister
  • Glady Holub, Sister
  • Gloria Vinklarek, Wife
  • Bruce Vinklarek, Son
  • Randall Vinklarek, Son
  • Scott A. Vinklarek, Son
  • Russell D. Vinklarek, Son
  • Pam Vinklarek, Daughter-in-law
  • Sandra Cherry, Daughter
  • John Cherry, Son-in-law
  • Kendall Cherry, Grandchild
  • Grayson Cherry, Grandchild
  • Alexa Cherry, Grandchild
  • Brooke Vinklarek, Grandchild

  • Rick Herbrich, Pallbearer
  • Luke Sternadel, Pallbearer
  • Tim Harmon, Pallbearer
  • Darrell Urban, Pallbearer
  • Al Bauer, Pallbearer
  • Paul Martin, Pallbearer

  • St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church
  • TurtleWing Foundation


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Rosary Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, April 12, 2018

Alexander D. Vinklarek

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Patsy Vinklarek

April 11, 2018

My condolences to all of you! What I will always remember about your Dad was when Gladys took all of us little kids trick or treating one halloween night. We were all in her car, just little kiddos and we went to ya'lls house. Your mom greeted us at the door and we were all happy with our treats. We started walking back to the car when all of a sudden someone with a white sheet over his body came running after us from around the want to see a bunch of scared, screaming kids running for their life, well it was us...Your dad uncovered his head after catching up with us! We all laughed so hard! It was a great fun memory growing up in Cistern with all our cousins and I'll always remember how he tricked us that night!
God's love and peace to all of you!
Patsy Vinklarek