Friday, July 11, 2008

A Tragedy Beyond Measure

On July 1st, 2008, Troy VanderStelt, a Real Estate Agent with Nexes Realty Inc. of Muskegon Michigan, was brutally murdered at his office by a former client who, unfairly and unjustly, blamed Troy for the declining housing market and his home’s falling value.

In a premeditated act, the murderer tossed a folder on the desk for distraction, pulled his pistol, and executed Troy with a single bullet below the left eye. Troy was gone in that instant.

Troy has left behind his loving wife, Bridget, and four children, Matthew (16), Lainey (14), Corbin (2 1/2) and Ava, (18 mos.) Troy will also be dearly missed by his two younger brothers Todd and Trent, his two parents, Dennis and Carole, and a community of family and friends.

The void left by Troy’s passing is heartbreaking. His family has been ripped apart. His youngest children will never know the man who loved them with his whole life. He was the leader of his family. His Christian values were strong, and the life he lived, exemplary. To say he will be missed is terribly inadequate.

None the less devastating however, Troy was the bread winner of his family. He was torn from this world at the time his family needed him the most, leaving his four children to be raised on a single income.

To help overcome, an educational trust has been established to support Troy’s children. Donations can be made online through the “Donate” link on this page (PayPal and Credit Cards Accepted) or can be mailed directly to:

“The Children of Troy VanderStelt Educational Trust”
C/O Community Shores Bank
1030 W. Norton Ave,
Muskegon, MI 49441

This Post is a reprint from the Please help the family of Realtor Troy VanderSteldt Facebook Group.

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