Stephen Ray Fegenbush

stephen fegenbush
Stephen Ray Fegenbush, born in Louisville, Kentucky on October 16, 1949, joined his Savior on March 17, 2018 in Danville, Kentucky.  He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Donna Horn Fegenbush. He was enormously proud of his three children: Kristofer Fegenbush (Robert Eldredge) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Nikolas Fegenbush (Sarah Woodford) of Mount Sterling, Kentucky; and Stefani Helgerson (Matt Helgerson) of Lexington, Kentucky. “Grampy” enjoyed the love and affection of six grandchildren: Margaret and Oliver Fegenbush of Mount Sterling; and Gabe, Ella, Luke and Abel Helgerson of Lexington. Steve was the beloved baby brother of three siblings: David Fegenbush (Brenda) of Moody, Alabama; Robert Fegenbush (Sandra) of Irvington, Kentucky; and Ann Turpin (Robert) of Richmond, Kentucky.  He was embraced by his Mother-in-Law, Elizabeth “Jackie” Horn; two sisters-in-law Phyllis Campbell (Jim) and Jane Anderson (Steve) all of Danville; nine nieces and nephews, and fourteen grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur “Les” and Dorothea “Dot” Fegenbush of Louisville; and his father-in-law W.A. “Billy” Horn of Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Steve was a Baptist minister for fifty years, first serving in campus ministry during college at the Eastern Kentucky University Baptist Student Union where he met Donna.  He spent the majority of his career in Danville, serving Calvary Baptist Church for twenty-two years, and retiring from First Baptist Church in Junction City. Steve impacted countless Kentuckians through the years with music, education, youth ministry, a kind smile, practical service and a tender heart. He was an alumni of Durrett High School, in Louisville; Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky; and Midwestern Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to being a loving husband, father and grandfather, Steve was a dedicated fan of UK Basketball, The Great American Brass Fan Festival, buffets, the Blue Bird Market, road trips off the beaten path, the Kentucky Baptist Chorale, reading the news, being a blood donor, national parks, museums, music of many forms, and any coupons or discounts. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Lexington Ave. Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Lexington Ave. Baptist Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Mission Fund at Lexington Ave. Baptist Church. Visitation:  4-8pm, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church Funeral Service:  1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church Burial:  Bellevue Cemetery

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with Donna, Kristofer, Nickolas, Stefani and all family members. Steve was a great Christian and a kind,thoughtful friend. Allen and I loved Steve–he was always there to help you in anyway with a kind word or brighten your day through humor. He will be greatly missed by everyone who was blessed to know him.

  2. My heartfelt condolences to one of my favorite teachers and your family. If it is true that \”all the world is a stage\” then there is no doubt that Steve used his time on it well!

  3. I never saw Steve where there wasn\’t a giant smile on his face. He radiated happiness, and it was infectious! Our deepest sympathies go out to Donna and his family, and everyone who was blessed to call this great man a friend! Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holmes

  4. Our prayers for comfort, peace and grace go out to you Donna. You and Steve have always been great friends through the years. May Gid’s Hands carry you and your children in the time ahead.


  6. As much as I struggle with the loss I am forever thankful that Steve departed probably as he would have chosen. That is rare and I feel is a gift from God for his service. Donna, Kris and Robert, Nik and Sarah and Steph and Matt I love you all and will help in the days ahead in whatever capacity that you need. I will also tell you what your Dad told me over and over again in the days, months and years following the untimely death of my father. \”Look at the Big Picture Pete, Big Picture\” You will see him again. Until that day……

  7. You are all in the prayers of the Moynahans. I have fond memories of Steve as both fellow minister and restaurant proprietor. Donna, thank you for your significant contribution to Brian\’s growing up years. We are praying with understanding of what you are experiencing since the Lord called home our wife and mother 5 years ago. I pray Christ\’s grace will surround you even as He did us. Your family will be included in the prayers tonight at the church I pastor.

  8. Donna I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I send prayers to you and your family. May God give you comfort now and during the days ahead. Peace my friend.

  9. Donna and Family, I was heartbroken when I heard the news about Steve. I didn\’t know him very well but knew enough about him to know he was a good Christian man that was very highly thought of and loved by everyone who knew him. I hope you find comfort in knowing that he is in a much better place. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. He will truly be missed by everyone.

  10. Deepest condolences to the whole family. Steve was a wonderful man, and a good friend to me, especially at Bluebird during the last couple of years. It was a pleasure and privilege to know him. Prayers and blessings to you

  11. So sorry to hear about your loss. I wanted to come to the visitation on Wed. evening but could not. I remember how you were there for me many years ago when I was going through some rough times. I will lift you and your family up in prayer. Please take comfort in knowing that you will see him again.

  12. Donna, I just learned of Steve’s passing this evening, and I am very sorry! Steve was a special fellow whom I loved and appreciated very much! You and the family will be in my prayers. Vola Brown

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