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Irene Margaret Larsen

1926 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Larsen, Irene Margaret 06/26/1926 ~ 07/13/2013 LAKESIDE -- Irene Margaret Larsen was born in Bell, Calif., to Anastatious (Nick) and Valentina Follmer, and died peacefully at the age of 87, on Saturday, at her Lakeside residence of 58 years. She is survived by her four sons and four daughters, Peter Larsen and wife Corinne, Mary Wagner and husband Bill, Mark Larsen and wife Joanna, Rose Marie Larsen, John Larsen and wife Mary Beth, Anne O'Leary and husband Jim, Paul Larsen and wife Terri, Ruth Norquist and husband Neil, her 29 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren and her three sisters and one brother. She is predeceased by her husband of 64 years "Gene", her parents, her brother Lawrence Follmer, and infant daughter Paula Jean Larsen. Irene attended daily Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, where she was a member since 1948. She loved spending time with her family, friends, and tending to her roses. Irene attended nursing school at Mercy Hospital in San Diego from July 31, 1944 to August 14, 1947. She graduated from the United States Cadet Nurse Corps. Irene was a resident of San Diego County for 69 years. As a nurse, she worked at Mercy Hospital and a medical office in Lakeside before retiring in 1995. Her family and friends love her very much and know her spirit will live in their hearts forever. The viewing will be held on Saturday, July 20, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Lakeside at 9 a.m. A rosary will follow at 9:30 a.m., immediately followed by a Mass. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Perpetual Help Fund at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Lakeside.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on July 18, 2013
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