Michael “Mike” Allan Cluley, age 75, of AuTrain, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Munising Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born on June 20, 1937 in Muskegon, Michigan to the late Leonard and Hazel (Wills) Cluley. Mike held many jobs working as a miner at the Tilden Mines, taxi driver, school bus driver, and Sands Twp. Zoning Officer. But what Mike enjoyed the most was his time spent as the Chief of Sands Twp. Fire Department where he worked as a medic and with search and rescue. He married Shirley Beatty on December 29, 1979. Mike was baptized on September 10, 2010 at his home through the Pictured Rocks Christian Fellowship, where he was a faithful member, and was lovingly known as the “Holy Roller” or “Brother Moses”. He enjoyed racing stock cars at the Sands Speedway, sharing his witty jokes and sense of humor, and meeting new people.
Mike is survived by his wife of over thirty two years – Shirley Cluley of AuTrain; brothers and sisters-in-law – Marge Maxon of Munising, Joe (Julia) Beatty of Munising, Rita (Rich) Sinervo of Oxford, MS, Mick (Carolyn) Beatty of Winthrop Harbor, IL, Chuck (Wanda) Beatty of Hodges, AL, Barb Boyd of White Lake, WI, and Ron (Alice) Mager of Munising; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Hazel; and brothers-in-law – Donald Mager, Roy Maxon, and Mike Boyd.
Visitation will be at Pictured Rocks Christian Fellowship on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. Pastor Robert Rousseau will conduct Mike’s memorial service beginning at 4:00 p.m.