Joseph Michael Guzinski

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, April 1, 1951
Date of Death:
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
69 years old


A private family service will be held in August.

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, April 1, 1951
Date of Death:
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
69 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, April 1, 1951
Date of Death:
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
69 years old

Joseph Michael Guzinski

Joseph Michael Guzinski- Rochester

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Joseph Michael Guzinski, loving husband, father, and friend, passed away at the age of 69.

Joe was born April 1, 1951 in Rochester, MN, to Joseph Guzinski and Sis (Lindberg) Guzinski.  He attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from the William Mitchell College of Law. Joe practiced law in Rochester, MN, for forty years. Joe married Pam Nereson on June 1, 1979 in Rochester, MN.

Joe was an exceptional swimmer at Mayo High School and went on to swim for the University of Minnesota. Joe greatly enjoyed the outdoors. He loved hunting for morel mushrooms every spring, fishing in northern Minnesota, and boating on the waters of Lake Zumbro. Joe was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family at their cabin, sharing homemade meals, and celebrating birthdays and holidays together. He was known for his quick wit, intellect, and fix-it skills. There were few pieces of trivia Joe didn’t know and even less things Joe didn’t know how to fix. Joe was calm in a crisis, quick to help others, and a caring friend to many.

He is survived by his wife Pam Guzinski, daughter Sarah, son-in-law Greg, and two grandchildren, Charles and Olivia. He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Sis Guzinski and his sister Cheri Clark.

A private family service will be held in August.


The family of Joseph Michael Guzinski has received the following condolences.

Much  LOVE...from Larry and Sister Sharon

Dear Pam,

Gabriele and I were deeply saddened to hear of Joe's death.  We remember his warmth, his humor and the joy that he projected. You made a wonderful team and worked in harmony to create a loving family. We hope the beautiful memories of his companionship and love will give you strength. May he rest in peace.

Cindy and Gabriele Dellanave

Joe has always been one of my favorite people in the world. He was a great uncle to me, and I always looked up to him. He is sadly missed, and will be in my thoughts and prayers for my remainder. I am happy he was part of my life! 


Pam and family,

Charlie and I send you condolences on learning of Joe's passing.  He was such a regular good guy, it's hard to find such a genuine person.  We understand this difficult time for you and your family and send our thoughts and prayers as you mourn this loss.  

Dear Pam & family.

Deepest condolences on Joe’s passing.  Nothing but the greatest thoughts of our friendship. Thoughts and prayers with you in this trying time. Please take care.

Steve & Zola

We were saddened to learn of Joe’s passing.   Always enjoyed our conversations and had many laughs and good times over the years.  He will be greatly missed. Our sincere condolences.  

Our deepest sympathies to all of you in memory of Joe. Joe was a good man and accomplished a lot in his life. He will be dearly missed. I'll never forget what wonderful landlords you were when we lived on 3rd Ave and I'm glad we got to know you then. Take care.

Pam and Sarah-

You have our condolences at this sad time. We hope  you will find solace in picturing happy memories with Joe as your loving husband and proud, supportive father. God bless you both.

Paul and Kati Pehler

My heartfelt condolences to you Pam and to the rest of the family.

I remember competing against Joe on the John Marshal swimming team.

Mayo and JM had some pretty good teams and that's where I got to meet Joe.

He was a great competitor.

When I went into business I was lucky our paths crossed again.

Joe became my Family and Business attorney.

I miss the times sitting in his office and talking about anything and everything for about 45 minutes

before we get down to business. 

Joe had a great sense of humor and wit and some pretty good fishing stories.

I'll remember Joe for his friendship and the laughs we shared

God always seems to take the good one's to soon.


In our prayers Mike & Kathie  Ryan  

My Deepest Sympathy to you Pam, Sarah, Greg, Charles and Olivia.  May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace and comfort.  I just saw Joe a month or so ago and really enjoyed our visit, it had been a long time.  God Bless you!

Our sincere condolences to the Guzinski family.  Joe has been a longtime friend of our family for many years.  We remember his wit, compassion and his intelligence  He was always available to help us fix just about anything.  Most recently, in 2018, he was a pallbearer at my Mother's funeral.  A real prince of a man in so many respects.  During the last 3 1/2 years, Joe was determined to be strong and was open to participating in many different procedures.  He and his wife Pam were a well oiled machine and worked together as a team. It is a with a heavy heart  that we say goodbye to this dear friend who is in his new place.  After he greets his loved ones,  I'm sure he and my brother Jonathan will get into some "good trouble".

To the Guzinski family,

My sincerest condolences for your loss.

As the former mayor for the City of Kasson, I had the honor and distinct pleasure of working with Joe for several years.  My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


Dear Pam and Sarah, So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and sending strength through this difficult time. With high regards, Kevin and Colleen

Pam, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.  You must have wonderful memories of him and your life together.  His spirit will always be near to comfort you.  I wish you peace.  Carolyn Nereson

Dear Pam and Family,

We are so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. Praying for you and your family during this really hard time!

Take care,

Pix and Jean

Sending my thoughts and love to you and your family.  I’m so sorry for your loss.

Pam and Sarah, we were so saddened to hear this news.  Such a young man Joe was.  We hope you have many wonderful memories to keep him alive in your hearts.  Our sincere condolences.  Prayers and Peace,  Shelley and Steve Sperling 


To the Family of Joe Guzinski,

My wife Rosemary and I extend our heartfelt condolences to you on the passing of our friend Joe.  I was Joe's German Teacher at Mayo High School, where I became well acquainted with him.  Later Joe was our attorney in various issues.  The last tie we met was at a 50th class reunion at wich time we and a good talk.  Joe's passing is a personal loss for Rosemary and me.

Carl Most

Rochester, Minnesota

Sarah and family, my heart is with you during this difficult time.  Praying you find comfort in your fond memories.

The Bohnenkamps 

The best brother in-law. Deeply loved, deeply missed. Thank you for all the fun times and the wonderful niece.

Love Brenda Nereson


In the simplest terms; I'm a better person for knowing Joe. It was a true pleasure. God bless you my friend. 

Pam and family,   

Although  Joe is gone, we carry rich and warm memories.

Many are holding you close in thought  and remembering  him with love. May this bring you  strength and  comfort. 

With  sympathy  and caring :

Bob and Becky  Boelter  

Our prayers and condolances to the Guzinski family.  Even though Joe and I spent all our time together in our teenage years, I had fond memories of the two of us talking about growing up to be lawyers.  Then he went and did it.  I know he made a difference.........

To family I am so sorry to hear about loss in your family .we. Are praying for your family


My condolences to Joe's family, as I am saddened to hear of his passing. Having only known him for a short time, I feel like I’ve known him a lifetime. He truly was an amazing person.


Darrel and I are so sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 

Dear Pam and Sarah, I am so sorry for your loss of Joe He was a good friend and a wonderful man. thinking of you at this difficult

time. He will be sorely missed by many, my prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless.

Cindy Danewick

Thoughts and prayers are with Joe's family. Joe and I go back many, many years. What an amazing person. Always had a smile amd infectious laugh.Joe will be greatly missed by all that kmew him. God bless.

Our love and prayers to all of you. Joe was a great guy and will be deeply missed. 

Joe was my law school classmate and my partner in Moot Court. He was funny and smart. We won our case in large part because of how smart he was. He was always the guy I could refer a case to when it fell in his field of law and do it with confidence.

How ironic that I wound up marrying his childhood friend! I never tire of hearing Terry’s stories of hitchhiking across the country with Joe. He will be sorely missed.


I am so sorry Pam and Sarah.  This one really hurts.

Dear Pam, Sarah and extended family

please accept our heartfelt sadness at this difficult time for all of you, Joe was always an interesting guy to listen to and to tune into his sideways humor he had a great love of the underdog and those less fortunate. May you find peace in knowing how much he will be missed and what an honor it was to have known him all these years   Peace and prayers to you all.  
joe is in good company with Sis and Gus and our beloved  Cheri   I can almost hear the debates going on in heaven. 
RIP Joe and thank you for your friendship. Sue and Terry Clark

Pam and Sarah, and Family

Our sincere condolences. We have fond memories of Joe and know how much he will be missed. We send our love and hugs.


The Case/ Lundry Family

Pam, Sarah, Greg and family, my deepest condolences. Having spent my childhood growing up with Joe I’m greatly saddened hearing of his passing. That mischievous smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed by many. God bless and Rest In Peace my old friend.