Nolan Charles “Pete” Madere

Published 7:05 am Monday, October 2, 2017

Nolan Charles “Pete” Madere, 87, a native of Hahnville and resident of Luling passed away on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.

Visitation will be held at West St. Charles Baptist Church in Boutte on Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. until funeral time. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery in Taft.

Nolan Charles “Pete” Madere

Pete is survived by his wife, Essie Nelson Madere; sons Michael Madere and James (Tracie Ingram) Madere; daughter Susan Madere (Jeffery) Aubert; grandchild Amy (Douglas) Lewandowski and great-grandchild Sydney Lewandowski.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Emile Sr. and Rena Kinler Madere; siblings Evelyn Hart, Harold Madere, Fred Madere, Robert Madere, Emile Madere Jr., Leona Walker and Edward Madere; and daughter-in-law Connie Youngs Madere.

Pete worked as a rough neck for Shell Offshore, motor mechanic/Welder for Kaiser/Laroche Grammercy, mosquito control for St. Charles Parish and as a subpoena server for St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Pete joined the Army at 17 years old in 1947 and became a medic.

He re-enlisted in 1950 and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., where he became a paratrooper assigned to the 187th Airborne regimental combat team “RAKKASANS.” He fought in the Korean War making two combat jumps north of the 38th parallel – Sunchon and Munson Ni.

Falgout Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.