Martin “Marty” Robert Heldt, 60, of Dryden, MI left us for eternal life with Jesus on Friday, August 12, 2022. He bravely battled COPD for several years and is at peace in heaven.
He was born April 18, 1962 in Mt. Clemens, MI, the son of the late Robert L. and Barbara J. Heldt. He graduated from Dryden High School in 1980.
Marty loved the Lord and spent much of his free time studying and reading the Bible. He enjoyed discussing his faith with others, and depended on God daily. He will also be remembered as a rock and roll guitarist who was part of several local bands in the late 1970s and 1980s. He taught himself how to play other instruments as well, including percussion, bass and keyboards. Music was always an important part of his life. He was a wonderful father to son Robert Heldt and a proud grandfather to Marilyn Heldt. He loved organizing projects and enjoyed the beauty of nature at his boyhood home in Dryden, MI. He was a manufacturing engineer for General Motors Corporation at the Warren Technology Center in Warren, MI for 30 years, beginning as a contract computer numerical control (CNC) drafting designer out of high school.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Robert Martin (Jacquelyn) Heldt of Dryden, MI; granddaughter, Marilyn Heldt of Dryden, MI; sister, Carol A. Nascivera of Dryden, MI; brother, Dr. Ronald B. (Cathy Piett) Irwin of Marco Island, FL; brother, Dr. David E. (Dr. Maria Robinson) Irwin of La Jolla, CA; sister, Valerie J. (Dr. Michael) Sulfaro of Saginaw, MI; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Albert W. Nascivera, and a nephew, Rodney W. Nascivera.
In accordance with Marty’s wishes, cremation has taken place. He will be missed.
Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Almont.