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1951 Deacon Henry Felix Vinklarek Jr. 2024

Deacon Henry Felix Vinklarek Jr.

April 26, 1951 — June 24, 2024

Houston

Deacon Henry Felix Vinklarek, Jr. was called home by our Lord and Savior on Monday, June 24, 2024. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Vinklarek, Sr. and Lilian Valek Vinklarek. 

He is survived by his beloved wife Alicia Melancon Vinklarek and stepsons Coby Savona, Jr. and Travis Cole (spouse Lauren), brother Steve Vinklarek (spouse Debbie), sister Cynthia Vinklarek Dickson (spouse Greg), brother-in-law Raymond Melancon (spouse Sandra), and many dearly loved cousins, nieces and nephews.  

Henry graduated from Texas A&M in College Station with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and was ordained a Deacon in the Catholic Church on January 14, 2017. Deacon Henry served at St. Ignatius of Loyola in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlottesville, Virginia (Richmond Diocese).  

Henry loved and lived for his family and extended family. He also enjoyed playing golf, riding in the MS150, watching football and rooting for his Texas A&M Aggies and Houston Astros.  

Vigil will be Tuesday, July 2, 2024 from 5- 8 pm. Funeral Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 11 am. Both services will be held at St. Ignatius of Loyola, 7810 Cypresswood Dr. Spring, Texas, 77379. 

Interment will be at 10 am Saturday, July 6,2024 at Oak Hill Cemetery, 465 SH-95 Smithville, Texas, 78957   

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association. https://act.alz.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=digital_wallet_donations&df_id=58099&cybba=false

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Vigil

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church

7810 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church

7810 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379

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Burial

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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