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In loving memory of
Michael Wayne Vanbergen
  • July 12, 1949
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  • January 05, 2023

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Obituary

Michael Wayne Vanbergen, 73, passed away on January 5, 2023, at The Villages Regional hospital after a 5-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Mike and his loving wife, Lou Ann, moved to Del Webb Spruce Creek, Summerfield from Blossburg, PA in 2004 after he retired as Manager of Electric Operations of Tri County & Claverack Rural Electric Cooperatives. 

Mike’s hobbies included trap-shooting, hunting and golfing. Holding a private pilot’s license, he enjoyed many years of flying small Cessna aircraft. Mike and Lou Ann traveled to nearly all 50 states, Europe, South and Central America, Mexico and Canada. Most recently, he was an active member of the Vintage Trucks of Florida club. His favorite past-time was spending time on Seneca Lake in upstate New York where he captained a 40-foot Carver yacht named Classy Lady. 

Mike was preceded in death by both parents, Michael and Elizabeth Van Bergen. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Lou Ann Van Bergen; daughters Angela Walter (Jesse), Amber Bushman (Charles); four grandchildren Emmett, Lane and Nicky Walter and Alexis Arce; two brothers, Rex Van Bergen and Merle Van Bergen; three sisters Joanne Morey (Ronald), Patricia Schoonover (Don), and Sandy Lewis (Al) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

There will be a celebration of life at the Lake Vista Recreation Area pavilion at Del Webb Spruce Creek, Summerfield on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at 1 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend, please use the guest entrance to the community and tell the guard you are attending the Van Bergen celebration of life. A second memorial celebration will be held at Seneca Lake in July 2023.  Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-480-5959.  Sentiments are encouraged at www.baldwincremation.com


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Location:
Lake Vista Recreation Area pavilion at Del Webb Spruce Creek
13601 Del Webb Boulevard, Summerfield, FL 34491
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Date & Time:
February 4, 2023 at 1:00 PM


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  1. CraiG Eccher lit a candle:
    14 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 14, 2023 at 1:50:49 PM

  2. Lou Ann VanBergen lit a candle:
    11 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 11, 2023 at 1:32:38 PM

  3. Mark Whitney says:
    11 Jan 2023
    I worked with both Mike and Lou Ann at Tri-County Rural Electric. As a matter of fact, we were all in the same department. Among other jobs, I was Mike's assistant. He liked to drive and draw up the staking sheets, I didn't mind walking and pounding stakes in the ground! He soon moved up to Management and that part of my job was eliminated. As stated elsewhere on this tribute wall, everyone knew where they stood with him, because he spoke his truth without apology. I liked that about him and will miss him for it!

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    11 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 11, 2023 at 1:56:47 PM

  5. Leslie Morrison says:
    11 Jan 2023
    Mike was a dear and cherished friend. He spoke his truth without apology and you always knew exactly where you stood with him. He will be remembered and missed.
    Rest easy my friend- you earned it❤️

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  8. Sue Mitchell says:
    11 Jan 2023
    My heart goes out to the Vanbergen family in your time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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