August 15, 1939 ~ June 14, 2021
Karl “Butch” Raymond Madere, 81, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 at his home in Baton Rouge, LA. He served his country in the United State Marine Corp and worked for many years as a push boat captain on the Mississippi River. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Betty Williams Madere; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jill Madere, Neal and Stacy Madere, and Ray and Sandy Madere; step daughters, Sherry Bennett and Tobbie Windham; step-son, Del Windham; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Audrey Madere; and brothers, Alvin and Boyce Madere. The family will have a celebration of his life at a later date. Please share your condolences at www.sealefuneral.com.
June 17, 2021 at 4:53 am
Mr. Karl was & will remain dear to my heart. I was 23 when I met him. I like to tell the story of the first night he hosted us in his home. He made shrimp etoufee for us that night, first time to try it. I woke up the next morning, looking for it so I could eat it for breakfast, too. When I shut the fridge door, there he was, grinning to see I came back for it. His sense of humor, his stories of family & his experiences, his commitment to stay in touch, his presence when I married out of the family, and every visit in between…I loved this man & I am extremely blessed to have known him & to be loved in return by him.
June 15, 2021 at 9:25 pm
sorry for your lost, I’m loosing a facebook friend and a republican friend ,hope your mom will be ok,she is blessed to have you girls and son to be there for her
June 15, 2021 at 7:24 pm
You are the best Karl. Amazing stepdad on earth. You were so fun to be around. Love you so much, say hey to my daddy. Y’all are going to turn heaven upside down and sideways. Prayers to my mom and to us the family. Karl was just , I don’t know what to say, to much to say. The people who knew you knows how I feel and what I mean. Rest In Peace. No more cancer to fight for you.
June 15, 2021 at 5:06 pm
I am so profoundly sorry for your loss Sherry, Tobbie and Cody. May God embrace you with peace and love.
Rhonda Morgan Robertson
June 15, 2021 at 4:22 pm
Tobbie am so sorry for you and your families loss. I know he will be missed by all of his family and friends.