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Thomas Heidner

Thomas Roy Heidner, 97, died March 7, 2024, at Valley View Home in Glasgow.

He was born March 19, 1926, to Nelson E. and Dorothy J. Heidner in Mitchell, S.D. In 1931, at the age of five, he moved to the family farm in Wolf Point with his parents and brother, Don.

For seven years, he attended South School, a small oneroom country school about three miles from the farmstead. He attended grades 8-12 in Wolf Point, graduating in 1944.

He was 19 when his mother died in 1945.

On March 22, 1946, he married Margaret Toavs at Bethel Wolf Point Church. Their first date was taking her home from a songfest held at the Lustre EMB Church. He said he loved her family because they were full of fun.

He attended Grace Bible Institute a year and they returned to Wolf Point with their first daughter, Susan. They moved onto their farm July 4, 1947, and were blessed with five more children. They lived on the farm until 2013 when they moved into the town of Wolf Point. They were married 70 years. He continued to farm well into his 90s.

He was a charter member of the United Mennonite Church which became Community Bible Church. He was always ready to serve, whether on the board, teaching Bible classes, leading the singing or supporting missionaries. He also served 15 years on Wolf Point School District board of trustees and the KGLE board for 12 years.

He drove school bus for 34 years, 1959-93. He enjoyed his bus riders and was well loved by them. He loved talking daily by radio to his brother Don who also farmed and drove school bus.

He came to know The Lord as an early teen at a Church of God campground where

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