Allyn W. Humphrey

March 29, 1936 - November 28, 2022


Obituary For Allyn W. Humphrey

Waunakee – Allyn W. Humphrey, age 86, passed away on November 28, 2022, at Sylvan Crossings at Westshire Village. He was born on March 29, 1936, to parents Marion and Flora (Helms) Humphrey. Allyn married Carol M. Olsen on May 6, 1961, at Bashford United Methodist Church. He was an avid deer hunter, loved to go camping, enjoyed remodeling, and playing cards. He was a member of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. Allyn was employed with the State of Wisconsin for over 34 years. Allyn was known for his recognizable and infectious laugh.

Allyn is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Carol; 4 children Janet (Terry) Reuter, Dawn (Jeff) Jelen, Shirley (Mark) Hanson, and Mark Humphrey; 11 grandchildren Amanda (Kevin) Peterson, Ryan Sheppard (fiancée Annie Sullivan), Ian Reuter, Stephanie Reuter (Ben Wilcox), Jeffery Jr. (Bobbi Jo) Jelen, Justin (Amanda) Jelen, Jennifer (Josh) Arndt, Mitch Hanson, Noah Hanson, and Natalie Hanson, and Brooke (Braydon) Clendenning; 7 great-grandchildren Ava and Callie Sheppard, Henry Jelen, Aloise and Hudson Arndt, Emalee Monroe, and Jaxon Jelen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Wilfred Humphrey and Owen Humphrey; grandson Mark Morley; great grandchildren Brock and Alivia Jelen.

A special thank you to Agrace Hospice for their exceptional care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Bashford United Methodist Church, 329 North Street, Madison. A visitation will be held on Saturday at church from 9:00 a.m. until time of service.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services Windsor/DeForest Chapel 6924 Lake Road 608-846-4250


3 Dec


09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bashford United Methodist Church 329 North Street Madison, WI 53704 Get Directions »
3 Dec

Memorial Service

11:00 AM

Bashford United Methodist Church 329 North Street Madison, WI 53704 Get Directions »
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  • December 03, 2022

    Robert and Sharon Cortez are truly sorry for your loss Uncle Allyn will be missed but the treasured memories will live on in our hearts Love you all Sharon and Robert Cortez

  • December 03, 2022

    I hadn't known Allyn for a very long time but very much enjoyed his company. As a member of the Alumni Breakfast Club I was able to meet Allyn and was always interested in his stories. He will certainly be missed at our monthly get togethers. Peace to all and "May You Never Walk Alone".

  • November 29, 2022

    So very sorry for the loss of Allyn. I remember him from when the family lived in Poynette. He will be greatly missed. Susan Spaeth-Dotski


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