Duane passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 with family at his side.
He was born February 26, 1929 in Cooper, the son of Alfred and Bernice (Hughes) Anson. Duane proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a lifelong resident of the area and had owned and operated a golf course in Cooper.
In his free time Duane enjoyed golfing, woodworking, traveling, telling stories and jokes and seeing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On October 28, 1950 in Kalamazoo he married Arlene Karr who passed away in 2014.
Surviving are his children, Brian (Dalene) Anson of Plainwell, Karen (Keith) Holt of St. Joseph and Lori Franko of Kalamazoo; 5 grandchildren, Jodi, Jessica, Cameron, Tyler and Riley and 6 great-grandchildren, Madison, Grace, Olivia, Caleb, Carlee and Charis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and siblings, Walter, Clark, Howard, Russell, Dale, Francis and Dorothy.
According to his wishes cremation has taken place.
Friends may visit with Duane’s family from 1- 4 PM, Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.
Burial will take place at 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 13, 2020 at West Cooper Cemetery.
Contributions in memory of Duane may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or to Stanford Lodge.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.