Joseph F. Guyse, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Seasons Hospice after a 10 month battle with brain cancer.
Joe’s wishes were to be cremated. A public visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 16, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Macken Funeral Home in the River Park Chapel. You may also visit one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
The funeral will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Monday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mark McNea officiating.
Joe was born July 16, 1939, in Rochester, to Fredrick and Ruth (Stevens) Guyse. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1957. In 1958 he married Sharon Meyers and later divorced. On May 11, 1984, he married Jean Meyer in Rochester. Joe worked briefly as a plasterer, later he began working for the City of Rochester with the Street and Alley. In 1961 Joe worked as a firefighter for the RFD for 29 years. During this period, he also owned a sewer and drain cleaning business. When Joe retired he worked for Action plumbing until he became ill.
Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, scuba diving and digging for ginseng. He also loved gardening, making maple syrup, wine and jam. He was and avid antique collector and stopped at most garage sales. He served on the advisory board for the People’s Co-op. Joe was a member of the Stewartville Gun Club, and the NRA. He also belonged to the Lady Slipper’s Model A Club. Other organizations include the American Legion and the Eagles Club. Joe was also a lifelong member of the Shady Bunch.
Survivors include his wife, Jean; and his daughter, Libby Guyse of Westminster, Colo. He has three grandchildren, Jesse Alberts (fiance, Erin) of Huntington Beach, Calif., Patrick Alberts of Boulder, Colo., and Katherine Alberts of Westminster, Colo; brothers, David (Noreen) Guyse of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and John (Sandra) Guyse of Rochester; and sisters, Margaret (Micheal) Kadluoboski of Reno, Nev., and Mary House of Rochester. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Linda Guyse, Patricia (Jim) Tilford and his special grandmother, Harriet Ida Guyse.
Memorials are preferred to Seasons Hospice or a charity of donors choice.
On-line condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com