Heidger Jr., Thomas Jay, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. He was 31 years old. Thomas Jay Heidger was born on April 2, 1981 in Saginaw to Thomas Sr. and Kathleen (Moran) Heidger. He graduated from Heritage High School and earned his associates degree from Delta Collage in Construction Management. Tom had planned to attend Central Michigan University in the fall. He was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. Tom was a sport enthusiast and loved nature and spending time outdoors. His son, Noah, was his entire world. Surviving besides his son, Noah Heidger, and his parents are his sister, Jeanette (Marcus) Mack; brother, Andy Heidger; grandparents, Jim and Sally Heidger and Mary Ann Moran. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and dear friends. Tom was preceded in death by his daughter, Ava Susan Heidger; grandfather, Robert Moran; and aunt, Maureen Kostrzewski. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1310 Malzahn. Rev. Fr. James G. Heller will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Andrews Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State Street), on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. A Vigil Service will take place on Friday at 7:00 p.m. led by Pastoral Associate, Sharon Wahl. Thomas will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to a college fund for Thomas’ son Noah, c/o Thomas Heidger. Please share your thoughts and memories at the church, funeral home or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.