SAHF Inductees

Myron Floren
Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame

Inducted in 1984

 

After years as a regular on the Lawrence Welk Show between 1950 and 1980, the master of the accordion continued his performing life with a grueling schedule of more than 200 performances yearly, including annual stops at Norsk Høstfest.

 

Born on Nov. 5, 1919 to Ole & Tillie Floren, Myron was a first-generation American of Norwegian immigrant parentage and grew up on a farm near Roslyn, S.D.

 

During his life, Floren received many honors. He was among the first class of inductees into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame in 1984, and inducted into the International Polka Music Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1992 at a General Assembly in Trossingen, Germany, the Confederation International des Accordeonistes awarded Floren their Merit Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the international accordion movement. In July 1996, the American Accordionists' Association honored Floren for his achievements.

 

Floren died July 23, 2005 at the age of 85.