SHINER: Laverne (Bannert) Madala, 85, passed away suddenly Sunday, May 12, 2019. She was born June 14, 1933 in Shiner to the late Louis and Elsie (Linbrugger) Bannert.
She married the love of her life, August Madala July 3, 1951 in Shiner and they remained part of this community to raise three daughters, Shirley, Barbara and Debra. She was a humble kind person always serving others in her beloved Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Altar Society, Catholic Daughters and volunteering at Shiner Nursing and Rehab.
Survivors are her husband of 67 years, August Madala of Shiner; daughters, Shirley Page (Michael) of Telferner, Barbara Marzean (Michael) of Georgetown and Debra Kleihege (Don) of Houston; 7 grandchildren, Jennifer Epley (Dave), David Page (Heather), Stefanie Boyle (Rob), Travis Winn (Tina), Kayla Cherry (Jeff), Laura and Emily Kleihege.; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Hazel Pfeil of Shiner.
Preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Jason Winn; sister, Eileen Skarda; brother, Louis Bannert and an infant brother.
Visitation 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Thiele Cooper Funeral Home with Rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Funeral Mass 11 a.m., Friday, May 17, 2019 at Sts. Cyril & Methodius with Rev. Bryan Heyer officiating. Burial to follow at S.P.J.S.T. Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Dave Epley, David Page, Rob Boyle, Travis Winn, Jeff Cherry and Nathan Hoepken.
Memorials may be given to Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church Restoration Fund.