The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated for Margaret Madsen at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, February 25, 2008 at
St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Marcel Vogel as the celebrant. A public Vigil will be held at 7:00
P.M. Sunday, February 24th at Fulkerson Memorial Chapel in Plentywood. Margaret, 93, went to be with
the Lord on Thursday evening, February 21, 2008.
Margaret was born on June 16, 1914 in Sebeka, Minnesota, a daughter of Vincent and Anna (Palubecki)
Cybulski. She moved with her family to a farm south of Plentywood when she was a year and a half old.
She attended Munson School and graduated from Plentywood High School in 1933. She attended
Cosmetology school in Fargo, North Dakota until the death of her mother in 1934. Margaret returned
home to help take care of her younger siblings. In 1935 she married W. Ray Collier and they traveled and
lived in numerous places until they made their home in Plentywood. Margaret and Ray had three children
and later divorced. She worked at various times for J.C. Penny, Plentywood School, Sheridan Memorial
Hospital and Robin's Roost/Golden Wheel.
On November 22, 1969, she married a man who had idolized her from childhood - Leo Madsen of
Plentywood. They made their home in Plentywood all of their married life.
Leo and Margaret loved traveling the United States and Leo remembers that Margaret enjoyed looking at the scenery. She made wonderful
cinnamon and carmel rolls and doughnuts.
Margaret referred to herself as a "jack of all trades" who was skilled in many hobbies and crafts. She loved to make afghans for her family and
friends, loved to paint, knit and crochet and was able to fix anything. She enjoyed her garden and growing flowers, especially trying to raise red
roses. Friends and family never walked away from her house empty handed, as she would give her latest craft project to them. She will always
be remembered for her love and never- ending hugs and kisses. Sooner or later she adopted just about everybody as a child or grandchild.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Cecelia Guild, The Homemakers Club, a 4-H Leader, and a member of several
Margaret is survived by husband Leo of Plentywood; two daughters Teresa (Jacob) Alvarado of Gallatin Gateway, MT; and Grace (Peter)
McClymont of Plentywood. Also surviving is a brother Jim Cybulski, also of Plentywood. Six sisters survive: Vi Chandler, Florence Saxton, and
Mary (Melvin) Larsen, all of Plentywood and Dorothy Richardson of Antelope, Teresa (Robert) Jensen of Reserve, and Grace (Chester) Wirtz ,of
Outlook. Eleven Grandchildren: Leona Callahan, Plentywood, Jacob Alvarado, Jr. of CA, Anthony Alvarado, Gallatin Gateway, Robert (Beth)
Alvarado, Covington, GA, Francis Alvarado, Gallatin Gateway, Louis Alvarado (Tara), Williston, ND, Margaret (Mike) Torgerson, Four Corners,
MT, Monica (Ray) Harrison, Gallatin Gateway, Troy (Becca) McClymont, Plentywood, Tiffany (Randy) Stevens, Plentywood, Trevor McClymont,
Butte, MT, and eighteen great-grandchildren survive, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a son Raymond Collier, a brother Ray Cybulski, a sister Gert Michels and granddaughter Anna
Alvarado. Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood is in charge of arrangements.
I will miss Margaret very much at work. She always had a hug and kiss for me whatever time it was. She was a
Pat Brynjulson Halland
Our deepest sympathy goes to Leo, Teresa and Grace and all Marg's sisters and brother. Marg was truly a one of a kind
Lady who never had a bad word to say and always very giving of herself and that warm hug and smile you alway got
when you seen her. To all the family, you now have truly a gaurdian angel to watch over you all. Rest in peace, Marg.
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