K Michael “Mike” Steenbergen, 79, Glasgow, died Monday, September 14, 2020 at his residence. Born July 15, 1941 at Lucas, he was a son of the late Jesse Frank Steenbergen and Mattye Jackson Steenbergen.
Michael was saved at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church at the age of 16 and then later joined the South Fork Baptist Church where he remained a dedicated member, willing to serve in any capacity that he was able, including but not limited to teaching the youth Sunday school class and serving as Deacon after his ordination in 1973. He was a graduate of Austin-Tracy High School and a retired clerk at Kroger with 32 years of service. He was an avid supporter of the Barren County Band Boosters; a bus driver for Barren County Schools which included the band and cheerleading buses; and a lover of farming, gardening, deer hunting, and golf. He relished his time spent having coffee with his friends at the Lucas Store. He was also a member of Kiwanis as long as health permitted.
Survivors include his wife Charlotte K. Steenbergen; one son, Todd Steenbergen and wife Ann; one daughter, Julie Smith and husband Brent; four grandchildren: Ashley Steenbergen Elrod (Tanner) of Ohio, Spencer Steenbergen of Bowling Green, Emma Kate Smith and Lane David Smith of Glasgow; three nephews: Dirk Steenbergen (Bethany) of Lucas, Gerrit Steenbergen (Lindsay) of North Carolina, and Trey Just of Indiana; two nieces: Inga Steenbergen of North Carolina and Sara Just of Bowling Green; a great-nephew, Eric A. Steenbergen of California; two sisters-in-law: Lorena Steenbergen of Lucas and Patricia Just (Paul) of Bowling Green; along with several other great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, James Franklin Steenbergen; one nephew, Eric Franklin Steenbergen; and his parents-in-law, William and Christine Atnip.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Thursday and continue Friday morning at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hosparus Health Barren River in Bowling Green.
The family would like to give a special thanks to those who assisted in Michael’s care during his struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. They include: Dr. Andy Turner; Dr. Jianhua Zhu; Hosparus Health Barren River and his care team consisting of Kayla, Alayna, Tabitha, and Brandon and the Glasgow Prescription Center.
In keeping with the Governor’s recommendations for safety during funeral and memorial services, the number of attendees in the funeral home at any given time will be limited; no food permitted in the lounge; social distancing will be necessary; and face coverings are required. For those unable to attend in person,