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February 24, 2020

2/11/2020 11:44:00 AM
Martin, Joseph J.

Joseph J. Martin, age 93, of Highland, Wisconsin passed away, with his family by his side, on Saturday February 8, 2020 at the Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation rural Dodgeville. He was born March 19, 1926 on the family farm in Eden Township Iowa County, Wisconsin the son of Anthony and Mabel (Harms) Martin. Joe was united in marriage to Mary Straka on June 5, 1950 at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Montfort.
Joe was engaged in farming his entire life. He became the third generation to operate the family farm and loved all the day-to-day chores. Joe never retired from farming and still enjoyed getting on his tractors. He also liked to go hunting, working with his hunting dogs, and riding horses. Joe was a simple and quiet man who will be remembered for loving the simple life.
Joe is survived by his beloved wife Mary of Highland, two children; Janice (Aaron) Blask of Dodgeville and Steven Martin of Highland, three grandchildren; Jenny (Erik) Wineke of Dodgeville, Sara Blask of Dodgeville, Nate Blask of Madison, two great grandchildren; Violet and Jack Wineke, brother Donald (Sharon) Martin of Dubuque, IA along with several nieces and nephews.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; Robert, James and Russell Martin, and his sister Genevieve Moore.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday February 13, 2020 at the Ss. Anthony & Philip Catholic Church in Highland with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church on Thursday morning. The Soman-Larson Funeral Home is assisting the family and online condolences may be made at

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