Let me tell you about my husband, best friend, an innovator, and adventurist. His motto was “good enough is not good enough”. He always pushed himself and others to be all they could be. He overcame many obstacles to become world-renowned in the metal polish and buff industry for over 55 years. Everyone who met Art looked up to him. He was a man’s man. He was a motorcycle champion in Enduro and Ice Racing worlds. He loved to travel especially by motorcycle including a couple of rides to Alaska and back. We then began exploring the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean, by sailboat and tugboat in addition to many other great adventures.
Art died peacefully at home with his family on Friday, November 19. Proceeded in death by his parents Louis and Mollie, 3 siblings Carmine, Roger, and Dale. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Veronica; children June (Orlando) Velez, Amy (Steve) Beemer, Matthew Blough, Austin (Alaina) Blough; grandchildren, Trenten, Keegan, Isabelle, Nathan, and Hans; siblings Joan (Denny) Sisson, Ruth Ann (Roger) Rowley, Phyllis (Jerry) Huver, Angela (Scott) Slaght, Martha (Rob) Fuhst; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends.
Visitation will be held 5 to 8PM on Monday, November 22, and one hour prior to service on Tuesday, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI, 49331. Services will be at 1PM on Tuesday, November 23, at Roth-Gerst Chapel. Dr. Roger LaWaare will be officiating. Interment at Lake Forest Cemetery in Grand Haven, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary, 8935 Thompson Rd, Lake Odessa, MI 48849.
You sir will be greatly missed. Appreciate that I got to work for you and know you. You were always working right beside us. Love and prayers for your family.
We really didn’t have time to know Art, but I already miss seeing him from across the street on his big orange tractor doing yard work and then switching to the lawn tractor meticulously mowing the front lawn. Then while my eyes were still sleepy you both were already out side for a morning walk or bike ride.
Thursday as I was painting window trim we noticed unusual activity at your home and thus sent several prayers heavenward for you and Art.
May God give you peace and comfort.
My prayers and condolences go out to the entire family. Some people filter in and out of your life with little impact, others you remember forever. Art was definitely in the remember forever category.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting art , but my husband and coworkers have told me some amazing things about him! May he rest in peace ️
Deepest sympathy to Ronnie and the entire Blough family
May he rest in peace
He never did get to perfect his Sea Gull shooting skills LOL
Great memories .
Kevin & Kathy
Had the pleasure working for Art and still work their now. Was a pleasure and a privilege to know him.
With you in Spirit.
David and Debbie