106 West Main Street
P.O. Box 146
Phone: 906-475-4631
Fax: 906-475-5561


Friday, April 21st, 1967 - Thursday, February 18th, 2021
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Joseph Leonard Duckworth, Jr., 53, of Burt St, Negaunee, passed away Thursday morning, February 18, 2021 at his home.

Joe was born April 21, 1967 in Detroit to Joseph L. and Nancy G. (Shannon) Duckworth, Sr., graduated from Marquette Senior High School, Class of 1985 and was a lifelong area resident. Following school, Joe continued his education at NMU before starting his career in sales. He and his father were the owners and operators of Nancy’s Floor Store in Negaunee and Marquette. He also was a salesman locally for over 15 years with Great Lakes Radio.

Mr. Duckworth was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Marquette. In his spare time, he was an avid outdoorsman and had his own podcast dedicated to outdoor sporting. He also enjoyed reading and researching, cooking, and was a longtime former HAM radio operator, going by the handle K8NMU. Above all, Joe was a great dad who greatly admired his children.

Surviving are his father, Joseph L. Duckworth, Sr. of Negaunee; his children, Julia and Kellan Duckworth; a sister, Joyce (Robert) Abramson of Negaunee; and nieces and nephews: Elizabeth, Mark and Erin Livermore, and Alexanderia (Dalton) Bertrand.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Duckworth in 2018.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at Redeemer Lutheran Church, and will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Mr. Duckworth’s memorial page may be viewed at koskeyfuneralhome.com
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Jill Marie Weingarten

Posted at 09:14pm
Dear family,
I remember this kind young man from high school band. He was a quiet talent. I graduated two years before him and lost touch. We recently connected through social media. I am grateful for that. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Joe will be remembered well.
Jill Marie Weingarten

Marquette Area Public Schools

Posted at 01:34pm
Extending to you and your family this heartfelt assurance of deep sympathy,
Marquette Area Public Schools
Board of Education and Employees

Joyce Abramson Posted at 06:38pm

Thank you so very much!

Tracy (Michelson) Maki

Posted at 01:41pm
So very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. We went to school together. He was a very nice, quiet guy who always said hi and smiled when I saw him out and about. My thoughts go out to his children and family. May their loving memories be a comfort to them in this sad time.

Joyce Abramson Posted at 06:38pm

How sweet...thank you so very much!

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