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Talmadge Tal Allen
1932 - 2016
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Talmadge E. “Tal” Allen, age 84, of Fitchburg, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Agrace HospiceCare, with his family by his side.  He was born on May 25, 1932, in Blackshear, Ga., the son of Frank and Julia (Shuman) Allen.  Tal was raised in Dayton, Ohio.  He was a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, Class of 1956, and forever remained a Buckeye fan.  Tal married Patricia Young on Feb. 28, 1959.  He began his career in banking which culminated in becoming the president of the Farmer’s and Merchant’s Bank in Shullsburg.  Tal especially enjoyed working with young farmers who were just starting their farming career. In his younger years he liked to bowl and play golf.  Tal’s passion was his rose garden and he was a proud member of the Madison Rose Society. Tal is survived by his wife, Pat; children, Kent (Abbie), Bradford (Ann), and Julia; grandchildren, Spencer, Bryson and Trent; siblings, Joseph, Nellie, and Harley; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandson, Pearce; and sisters, Evelyn, Vera and Irene.  Funeral services will be held at Wellspring United Methodist Church, 5702 South Hill Dr., Madison, at noon, on Thursday, July 14, 2016, with the Rev. Patrick Schultz presiding.  Burial will be at the Transit Road Cemetery, Albion, N.Y. at a later date. Visitation was held at Gunderson Fitchburg Funeral Home, 2950 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, and at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare.  Online condolences may be made at