She was born Sept. 26, 1926, in Colton, S.D., a daughter of the late Lewis and Torbjor (Tveidt) Larson. On June 8, 1949, she married Kenneth Fladmark who survives. They celebrated 67 years of marriage.
Irene was a 1944 graduate of Colton High School and continued on to receive a bachelor of arts degree in music and secondary education in 1948 from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D. Irene was a devoted wife and mother. She was an active member at First Lutheran Church and later at Sharon Lutheran Church, where she directed various choirs for many years. She loved music and was an accomplished singer and pianist. She was a member of SAI music sorority as well as a founding member of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale. She was also actively involved in volunteering for the Sunbury Hospital, SUN Home Health, and many other organizations. Irene enjoyed her family, reading, flower gardening, crossword puzzles, and entertaining.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children and their spouses, one sister, LaVonne Larson, of Dell Rapids, S.D.; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Irene’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org. Arrangements are by the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove.