Obituary of Arthur Eugene Laurin
Age 78, of Clio, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021, at home with his family by his side. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am, Thursday, December 9, 2021, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Morris. Rev. Fr. Roy Horning to officiate. Arthur’s family will be present to receive friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in Mt. Morris. At 6:30 pm, family, friends, and parish will gather to pray the Rosary, followed by a Knights of Columbus service at 7:00 pm. On Thursday morning, Arthur will be taken to church to lie in state from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes are available at the funeral home and the church. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Arthur’s tribute page at martinfuneralhome.com.
Arthur was born in Flint on April 21, 1943, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Napoleon and Mary (Dolan) Laurin. Educated locally, Arthur attended St. Mary’s Catholic High School graduating with the Class of 1962. Arthur met his beloved Donna Slough, at a Halloween party in 1964. The two dated, fell in love and were united in marriage on September 4, 1965, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Arthur worked as a Job Setter for General Motors for 33 years, until his retirement in 1995. He also started his career in real estate where he started out with Earl Keim Realty and later went to work at Century 21 Signature. He was with the real estate companies for 40 years. Arthur was an avid golfer and was a member at Vienna Green in Clio for many years. He loved being with his family and enjoyed traveling to Lake Havasu and Higgins Lake where they made up family Olympics and competed against each other. Traveling to Arizona and eventually wintering in Florida were his favorite destinations. Arthur was a people watcher and enjoyed going to several casinos where he could observe and play KENO as he did not like to spend money. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was always calm and collected. The advice he gave was always cognitive and rational. Arthur was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Morris for 78 years as he grew up right behind the church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus #4285 in Mt. Morris. Arthur loved his children and grandchildren and spent as much time with them as he could. He was surrounded by his family during his final moments. He will be greatly missed.
Left to cherish Arthur’s memory is his loving wife of 56 years, Donna Laurin; children: Art and wife, Anjanette Laurin of Grand Blanc, Lisa and husband, Tony McKerchie of Higgins Lake, Angela and husband, Kraig Slick of St. Charles, Lori and husband, Scott Keyes of Frankenmuth; 10 wonderful grands: Ashtyn and husband, Nathan Graham, Alexis Laurin, Morgan and husband, Carson Gatt, Alexander Laurin, Brenden Slick, Andrea Laurin, Samantha Slick, Laurin Keyes, Adyson Laurin, Courtney Keyes; great-grands: Carson and Sutton Graham; sister, Theresa and husband, Rob Meyers; brothers-in-law: John and wife, Sharon Slough, David Slough; sisters-in-law: Diana Slough, Debra Allen, Janet Slough and Janice Slough; lifelong friends: John and Donna Mantei, Mary and Darwin Hahn; several nieces, nephews, close friends and his Century 21 family in Clio.
Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Rose Lausten; brother, Pat Laurin; infant great-granddaughter, Kamryn; mother and father-in-law and brothers-in-law, Willard Slough and Herald Allan.