Margaret McFall was born on Nov. 16, 1923, in Grant County, Wisconsin, to Elwood and Eunice (Gollmer) McFall. She grew up on the Bluebird Farm in a family of five brothers and two sisters. Margaret enjoyed the farm, preferring to work outdoors to indoors, particularly if she could be with the family horses. She attended Whig school. She continued her education at Platteville High School and Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois. Following her education, she taught at a one-room schoolhouse.
Margaret was united in marriage with Elden Sigurdson on June 1, 1947, at the Whig Methodist Church at Platteville. They celebrated 57 years of marriage prior to his death. Margaret and Elden moved many times because of Elden’s employment as a petroleum engineer. With her congenial personality and love of visiting, Margaret made friends and became part of the communities in which they lived. Margaret had a gift for decorating and her home was always welcoming, from the flowers in the yard to the homemade cookies that accompanied tea or coffee.
Margaret and Elden raised Arabian horses and were active in the Northern Division of the Wyoming Arabian Horse Association. She enjoyed showing their horses at the Park County Fair and riding in parades. She loved oil painting; her beloved horses and the mountains of Wyoming were some of her favorite subjects. Margaret was also an accomplished seamstress and made many of her own clothes.
Margaret was a long-time member of Hope Lutheran Church in Powell, where she was active in the women’s group and Bible study. She joined and attended Bethany Lutheran Church and Miriam Circle when she moved to Minden, Nebraska. She also appreciated the meals and fellowship at the Minden Community Senior Center prior to her entrance into Bethany Home. Margaret enjoyed all the activities at Bethany Home, with favorites being special musicians and bingo.
Margaret is survived by her son Randy (Dawna) Sigurdson of Minden, Nebraska, and their children: Audrey Sigurdson of Arizona, Alicia (Mike) Epping and sons Tristan and Miles of Arizona, and Asher Sigurdson of Auburn, Nebraka, and his fiancée Cindy Yeager of Connecticut; son Jeff (Teri) Sigurdson and their children, Ryan and Julia of Minnesota; daughter-in-law Laurie Sigurdson of Cody and her children, Mike (Melisa) Sigurdson and their sons Simon and Derek of Billings, Montana, and Sara (Josh) Kendrick and sons Deacon, Ryker and Liam of Cody. She is also survived by her brother Douglas McFall of Georgia as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Elden, son Kent, brothers Dale, Lyle, George and Bob McFall and sisters Gladys Brown and Dorothy Zart.
A private family inurnment will be held at a later date at Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell.