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Irene Estelle Larsen

October 18, 1939 — January 26, 2021

Irene Estelle Larsen

Irene Estelle Larsen, 81 of Gaylord, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

Born in Van Nuys, CA on October 18, 1939, she was the daughter of Frank and Julia (Cane) Tripp.

On March 18, 1973 Irene and Paul M. Larsen were married in Las Vegas.  They lived in southern California for many years before moving from Carlsbad, CA to Gaylord in 1994.

Irene was an accomplished wallpaper hanger, for several years she operated “Hangups”, a wallpaper hanging business.

In retirement, Paul and Irene enjoyed traveling worldwide.  She was also a dog lover.

Irene was preceded in death by Paul on October 27, 2017.  Surviving are her children, Debra (Jerry) Carpenter of River Falls, WI, Pamela Zappa of Hudson, WI, Lawrence (Darla) Boisjolie of Ajijic, Mexico and Jeffrey (Bonnie) Gedney of LaQuinta, CA; 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; a brother, Sean (Sally) Tripp of Oregon; sisters, Danielle (Ed) Rumbold of Colorado and Tammy (Shawn) Howell of Oregon; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Melanie Will.

At the present time her family will remember her privately.  A family memorial gathering will be held later.

Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Otsego County Animal Shelter.

Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at

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