Duane R. "Duke" Jackson, age 68, of Otsego, MI passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Otsego. He was born December 13, 1948 in Plainwell the son of Orville and Dorothy (Gailey) Jackson. Duke proudly served his country in the US Navy during Vietnam. He was a 1968 Otsego High School graduate and for 33 years had worked at Menasha until it closed. He had also been a driver for Metro Transit of Kalamazoo until his retirement in 2011 and went on to work at Shamrock Hills Golf Course where he could be found every day. He was an avid golfer and had been Club Champion. In his spare time Duke enjoyed hunting, fishing, following NASCAR, especially Mark Martin and U of M Sports. On April 11, 1969 at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego he married Mary Jo Rouse who survives. Also surviving are his children, Patrick Jackson of Otsego, Michael (Kim) Jackson of Otsego, Brian (Spring) Jackson of Portland, OR and Janine Jackson (Geoff) of Battle Creek; 5 grandchildren, Hunter, Addison, Molly, Kira and Harlon and his siblings, Robert (Cheryl) Jackson, Dennis Jackson and Denise (Derek) Looman. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth, Orville Jr. and Jim Jackson; in-laws, Fay and Dolores Rouse and by his niece, Amy. Friends may visit with Duke's family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with a time of remembrance at 7:30 P.M. with Celebrant, Bill Rose. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at St. Margaret Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Ben Huynh officiating. Military Honors by Otsego VFW Post #3030. Cremation will follow. Contributions in memory of Duke may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.