Arthur Clute, 73, went to Heaven to be with the love of his life on September 30, 2013 surrounded by family.
Art was born on October 24, 1939 in Boyne City, the son of Orville and Maggie Clute. He graduated from Boyne City High School.
He married Sally Burns in 1962 and the couple resided in the Boyne City countryside throughout their 47 years of marriage. Sally preceded his death on April 1, 2009.
After many years as owner of New Life Construction, Art opened Drumin Valley Custom Archery at their property on Old State Road; working side-by-side with his beloved wife Sally. Art and Sally shared a deep passion for hunting and the outdoors. They both shared their talents as volunteers at Camp Quality. Their endearing love for each other was obvious to everyone.
He is survived by two sons, Art Jr. (Becky), and Jody (Marrijo), both of Boyne Falls; two daughters, Nadja Putters (Tom) of Royal Oak and Nicole Fortune (Gary) of Boyne Falls; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ella Negri (Dominic) of Arizona, Sharon Mai (Mel) of Arizona; and one brother, Tim Clute of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Sally; and grandson, Jacob.
A memorial gathering will be held in his honor on Saturday, October 5 from 1-3 p.m. at 01570 Old State Road, Boyne City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Camp Quality, P.O. Box 345, Boyne City, Mich. 49712.