Allen Jeffrey “Jeff” Martin

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MIDDLETON–Allen Jeffrey “Jeff” Martin, 78, of Middleton, passed away on Dec. 13, 2021. 

Born and raised in Michigan, Jeff was a true Spartan, receiving his degrees from Michigan State University, earning his Ph.D. in 1969. Following graduation, Jeff worked for the US Forest Service in Princeton, WV, and then as a professor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension. Following his retirement, Jeff began a second career as a photographer. He also volunteered with the Middleton Historical Society and Demeter and wherever needed. 

Jeff will be missed by his family for his ability to be there when needed but also allowing them to grow. He loved fly fishing but most of all he loved the challenge of catching and releasing a fish that he caught on a fly that he had tied.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Jan; sons, Joel (Mary) and Jonathan (Erika) Martin; grandchildren, McKenna and Jack Martin; sister, Sharon Olney; and sister-in-law, Georgia (Art) Ellwanger. 

A Celebration of Jeff’s Life will be held at Lakeview Park, 6300 Mendota Ave., Middleton, on May 22, 2022. The celebration will begin at 2 p.m. with a time of gathering from 1-2 p.m. 

Memorials may be made in Jeff’s name to the Middleton Historical Society or to the family for a UW-Madison Forestry Department Scholarship in Jeff’s name. Online condolences may be made at

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