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Arthur Edward Clough

September 13, 1957 — April 2, 2023

Arthur Edward Clough, 65, of Grayling, MI passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 2, 2023, after his battle with ALS.

Arthur, fondly known as Artie, was born to Arthur F. and Shirley Clough, on September 13, 1957, in Grayling, Michigan. He grew up living at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and after graduating from Grayling High School in 1975 he went on to pursue his career in law enforcement. Art started at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office in 1978.

Art worked for the Hampton Township Police Department, Lake City Police Department, Grayling Police Department, Grayling Fire Department and Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. Art served his community in many different capacities including as a fire fighter, marine officer, snowmobile officer, dive team member, deputy, officer, sergeant, assistant fire chief, captain, and undersheriff. Art retired from the Sheriff’s Office in 2009 as captain but went back to work in 2010 for the Grayling Police Department and retired once again in 2017. Art worked for over 40 years in law enforcement and over 30 years as a volunteer fire fighter.

Art has volunteered many hours at the fire department assisting with public education for fire prevention as well as coaching sports including t-ball, baseball, basketball, and soccer. He has been a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Shriners, Grayling Booster Club, Eagle’s, and additionally a Mason. There truly is no way to properly describe the impact that Art has made on Crawford County over the last 45 years.

While he loved his job, he also loved his family above all. He met his wife, Diane, in high school and spent over 45 years building a life with her. Their hobbies included alpine skiing every winter and spending time at their cabin in DeTour Village in the summer. Art also enjoyed the great outdoors and hobbies which include hunting, fishing, and boating to name a few.  He was a devoted father and grandfather and always willing to help in any capacity. He was very proud of both his sons, who are Army Combat Veterans. He will truly be missed and will never be forgotten.

Art is survived by his wife Diane and two sons, Keil (Amanda) Clough of Grayling and Trevor (Natalia) Clough of Eagle. Grandchildren Trevor, Annabelle, Lillian, and Amelia. His mother, Shirley Clough and his three Sisters Michelle (Bruce) Feldhauser, Kathy (Steve) Belcher, and Cindy (William) Wiseman. Art is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Art was predeceased by his father, Arthur F. Clough.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 3-7 PM at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home in Grayling, MI. Funeral services will take place on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Calvary Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM. A luncheon will follow.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to either the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Cops for Kids program or the Grayling Youth Booster Club.

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