Irene B. Walsvick

Irene B. Walsvick

MONONA/MADISON-Irene B. Walsvick, age 92, died peacefully on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Irene was born on March 3, 1920, in Madison, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Freund) Bultman.

She was baptized, confirmed, and married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Madison, as were her parents and children. Irene grew up on a farm with her sister and brothers on Old Highway 30 in Madison. She attended East High School, and in 1937, Irene married Harry S. Walsvick. They were married for nearly 70 years, until Harry passed away on Christmas Eve at the age of 91.

Irene retired from Gardner Baking Company. Shortly after retirement, she joined the Monona School System where she stayed until she retired a second time. Irene enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, and as a hobby, she took pride in keeping her home immaculate. Irene was a former member of the Ladies Elks No. 410.

She is survived by her children, Sharon (John) Harrison of Sun Prairie and Ronald (Debra) Walsvick of McFarland; grandchildren, Lori (Lenny) Ahlen of Madison and Michele Waslvick of Stoughton; great-grandchildren, Lee Holt of Madison and Mikayla Walsvick of Stoughton; sister-in-law, Agnes Harless of DeForest; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry; grandson, Michael Harrison; granddaughter, Kori Walsvick; brothers, Clarence (Clara) Bultman and Rollie (Naomi) Bultman; sister, Esther (Edward) Carpenter; and many cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 322 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012, with the Rev. Ken Smith presiding. Burial will be held at the chapel of Roselawn Memorial Park in Monona. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, and also from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday.

The family would like to thank Dr. Musa, all of Irene’s friends at Legacy Gardens, and Agrace HospiceCare for their kindness and care. Those whose memories we hold most dear, never really leave us, they live on in the kindness they have shown, the comfort they have shared, and most of all, the love they brought into our lives. 

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