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Clarence Vyvjala

Clarence Charles Vyvjala

Monday, November 4th, 1929 - Saturday, July 18th, 2020
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Clarence Charles Vyvjala, 90, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020. He was born in Smithville, TX on November 4, 1929 to Henry and Albina (Michalik) Vyvjala. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church. He married Marian Brom in Moulton, TX on November 5, 1955. They had two children, Cindy, and Michael.

After he graduated from Smithville High School in 1947, he began his lifelong printing career. He started with the Smithville Times newspaper. Then he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served 2 years during the Korean Conflict. After the war, he continued his printing career at the Shiner Gazette. Prior to his marriage, he moved to Gonzales and worked at The Inquirer and lived at The Alcalde Hotel. In 1976, they opened Quality Print Shop. He enjoyed visiting and providing all his customers with their printing needs. He took pride in designing his work and was very particular. He is remembered by many local businesses and families for his printing services. Clarence retired in December 2009.

Clarence is survived by his wife Marian, daughter and son-in -law Cindy and George Stickle III of Smithville, TX. Also, his son Michael of Gonzales, TX. One granddaughter, Hannah Stickle of Smithville, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Patsy Janacek and brothers, Ivan, and Leo Vyvjala.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Rosary will begin at 6:30pm. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020 in St. James Catholic Cemetery at 10:00 am. Pallbearers will be his nephews. Prior to the service a horse drawn hearse processional will be at 9:30 am from the parking lot of Seydler Hill. Memorials may be made to St. James Catholic Church or the St. James Cemetery Fund. Friends may sign the guest book and leave condolences by visiting

Due to current CDC and State mandates, protective measures regarding social distancing, limited attendance capacity, and use of personal protective masks will be required for the visitation, rosary, and graveside burial rite. Those remotely symptomatic of Covid 19 are politely asked not to attend. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Seydler-Hill Funeral Home
    906 St. Paul Street
    GONZALES, TX 78629
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    Rosary services will held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home
  • Service

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 10:00am
    St. James Cemetery
    St. Andrew and Seydler Street
    Gonzales, TX 78629
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  • Interment

    St. James Cemetery
    St. Andrew and Seydler Street
    Gonzales, TX 78629
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Bradley F, Avant

Posted at 05:49pm
I’ll always remember Clarence For his gentle way, his knowledge of the printing business and his help whenever it was needed by a novice reporter. God bless you and keep you Clarence. You were a valued member of the Inquirer crew back in the day. Know you and the ‘crew’ are meeting again in heaven!
Bradley Farmer Avant

Deidra D. Voigt

Posted at 01:00pm
Cindy and Michael,
May you find His blessings of peace and strength during these hard days. Your Dad was such a kind and gentle person and I know you have so many wonderful family memories together; he was always so proud of you both! Hugs and love, Deidra D. Voigt, Gonzales

Phyllis Psencik

Posted at 11:02am
So sorry for your loss. Sorry we cannot attend, but we will be thinking of you and include you in our prayers.

John and Phyllis Psencik

The Quinney Family

Posted at 08:15pm
With deepest sympathy, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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