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Troy Patton Heidt


Troy Patton Heidt

Troy Patton Heidt, 45, of Rock Springs, passed away at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City following a sudden illness.

He had been a resident of Rock Springs since 2012 and former resident of Upton. He was born Oct.16, 1971 in Minot, N.D., the son of Harry Heidt and Patricia Patton Heidt.

Troy attended schools in New Town, N.D. and Wibaux, Mont., and was a high school graduate of Wibaux High School class of 1990.

He also attended Central Bible College and Trinity Bible College. 

He married his sweetheart, Nicole Estes Aug. 19, 1994 in Helena, Mont.

At the time of his death, he was the pastor at Rock Springs First Assembly of God. Most people knew him as Pastor Troy. Though he didn't care about titles he loved being a pastor.

For 22 years, he served congregations in North Dakota, Alaska and Wyoming. He also had served as the district youth director for the Wyoming Assemblies of God for five years. He was a man who unselfishly loved and served others. He was a shepherd, mentor, and teacher to many.  He enjoyed celebrating the joys of life with his church family: the birth of a child, a prayer request answered, loved ones saying "I do."  He also stood with them in trying times and wept over sorrows holding their hands when they did not know where to turn. He was a great pastor and a great friend.

Troy had numerous talents and gifts. Whether it was videos, poetry, articles in the paper, or music CDs he loved to make people laugh.

Though most people will quickly point out his humor it was his heart for Jesus that touched many lives.

Survivors include his wife Nicole Heidt of Rock Springs, mother Patricia Heidt of Douglas, brother Sterling Heidt and wife Rebecca of Douglas, sister Shirley Heidt of Minneapolis, Minn.;  nieces Jessica Walters and husband Jason and Jade Heidt, and nephew Sterling (Dar) Heidt and wife Amanda.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services took place Wednesday at 2 p.m. The family of Pastor Troy Heidt respectfully suggests that donations in his memory be made to his memorial fund at First Assembly of God in Rock Springs.


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