Madlyn Hajek Cloutier

July 15, 1928February 3, 2013

Madlyn Hajek Cloutier, 84, of Shiner, Texas died February 3 at her residence in Shiner. Funeral Mass is under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Shiner, Texas and will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner, Texas with Father Tommy Chen officiating. Interment will follow at the City of Shiner Cemetery in Shiner, Texas. A family visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Buffington Funeral Home in Shiner, Texas from 12:00 pm until the Rosary is recited at 7:00 pm with Deacon Joe Machacek officiating.

Madlyn was born on July 15, 1928 in Shiner, Texas. She was the daughter of Ernest J. and Millie (Pustejovsky) Hajek. Madlyn graduated from Shiner High School, and later, received a degree in Home Economics from Texas State College for Women (now Texas Women’s University) and worked for Foley’s in Houston before marriage.

On June 17, 1950 Madlyn was married to J. Jack Cloutier in Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church by Reverend John Wagner. They lived in Baton Rouge and Shreveport Louisiana where Jack was an architect. In July of 1960 they moved to Shiner.

Madlyn was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a devout Catholic and was active in many local organizations. She served as a Girl Scout Leader and assisted with the Cub Scout Troop. Madlyn was a Life Member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a member in Shiner Wolter’s Library, Emeritus member of the Pilot Club of Shiner, a past member of the Shiner Hospital Auxiliary, Shiner Half Moon Walkers, and the Shiner Gaslight Theatre.

She is survived by a son J. Madison of Moravia San Jose, Costa Rica, and two daughters, Jacquelyn Glomb and her husband, Steve of Buda, Texas, and Mona McKinnerney and her husband, Rick of Sugarland, Texas. She was blessed with twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Madlyn was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest J. (1964) and Millie (1994) Hajek, her husband, J. Jack Cloutier (2007).

Pallbearers for Mrs. Cloutier are Dustin Cloutier, Michael McKinnerney, Matthew McKinnerney, Bill Bradfield, Gus Kubecka, and Dennis Mraz. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a Charity of Choice.

To join the family in celebrating Madlyn’s life, please go to:



  • Rosary Service Tuesday, February 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 6, 2013


  • Interment

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Eric Muecke

February 22, 2013

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. My father has many wonderful memories of their youth together in Shiner.
Melvin Homer Muecke
Pasadena, Texas

Betty Marcak

February 20, 2013

Thinking of the family in this trying time. Sending my condolences.

February 6, 2013

Dear Cloutier Family - Bill and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to all of you upon the loss of your mother, Madlyn. She was such a special person and always had a smile and a greeting for us. I visited with her quite often at the Post Office and I always admired her appearance and her determination to be independent. May God comfort you during this difficult time. With our sympathy, Bill and Norma Goetz

February 6, 2013

Hello Cloutier Family,

I did not know your Mom but my Mom, Elrine Boedeker Mayer, did. Every time there was a class reunion Mom would always receive an invitation from your Mom along with a letter encouraging Mom to attend and if Mom did not get to attend there was a letter right afterward letting her know what she missed. Mom had great memories of Madlyn, her best friend in high school. I am sorry I never had the chance to meet her. My Mom and your Mom can visit now any time they want. My sympathy to all of you. May all of your precious memories bring you through this very difficult time.

Nancy Mayer
Point Comfort, TX

February 6, 2013

We knew Madlyn when we were young and till she left to college and we
moved to San Antonio. We had hoped to visit with her and thought of her and her wonderful parents quite often. Always will remember your beautiful smile....
Our deepest sympathy to all the family, The Ebarra Family
(Billie Bermea, Mary Rivera, Betty Velasquez, Marie Romero)

Renee Davis

February 5, 2013

Madison, Jackie, Mona and families,
Our mother, my sisters - Jane & Cile - and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Aunt Madlyn and send our sincere sympathy. She and our mother had kept up a lifelong friendship through letters and cards and the occasional phone call. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Renee Davis on behalf of the family of L.P. Cloutier, Jr.