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Lucille Madsen

August 24, 1921 — January 9, 2017

*** Due to weather conditions the funeral service for Lucille Madsen has been postponed until tomorrow, Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 11:00 am at St James Catholic Church.

Lucille E Madsen, 95, of North Platte, formerly of Curtis, Nebraska, died January 9, 2017 at Linden Court in North Platte, NE.

She was born August 24, 1921 in Green Bay, WI, daughter of William and Margaret (Klaus) Rollin.

Lucille worked at F.W. Woolworth and Wisconsin Public Service prior to her marriage to Herman Madsen on October 4, 1952 at Green Bay, WI.

Lucille went from being a big city girl to a busy ranch wife that tended to the chickens and cattle. She spent 42 years on the family ranch south of Maxwell until the death of her husband in 1995 at which time she moved to Curtis. She fed many meals to the ranch hands that helped on the ranch.  Lucille was a 4-H Leader,
Home extension and Farm Bureau member.  She served on the Curtis Community Center Board and was a member of the Catholic Church. She was a  loyal Green Bay Packers Fan and enjoyed tending to her cats. Herman and Lucille had no children of their own but took a special interest in Herman's sister Maria's children.

Survivors include three nieces, Rojean (Darrell) Einspahr of North Platte, Mary Jo (David) Wong of Eloy, AZ,  Christine Rollin of Green Bay, WI; three nephews, Gordon Gosnell of Maxwell , Alton (Marsha) Gosnell of North Platte, Richard (Sharon) Rollin of Elizabeth Town, KY; along with other extended family and friends.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Madsen; sister, Helen Rollin; father, William Rollin; mother, Margaret Rollin; brother, William Rollin, Jr.;  in-laws, Alfred and Maria Gosnell.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Curtis, Nebraska; Sunday, January 15, 2017, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. with the family present from 1 to 3.

Funeral Services will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 313 E 6th, Curtis, NE, Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 11:00 am with Rev. Harlan Waskowiak and Rev. Mark Seiker officiating.

Interment will follow in the Curtis Cemetery, Curtis, Nebraska.

Memorials may be given to the Curtis library or donors choice. To sign the online guest book, go to

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