SANBORNTON — Steve Ahlgren, born July 21, 1949, in Manchester, and longtime resident of Sanbornton, died of acute myeloid leukemia on Nov. 9, 2017, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. His room was filled with friends, family, music, storytelling and pictures.
Steve was a builder of barns, houses, and boats; an actor, a clown, an artist, and lately, a producer of music videos. From Saint Paul’s School to the University of New Hampshire Granite State College; from painting classes at the library to Lowell’s Boat Shop, Steve never stopped learning. He nurtured relationships with candor, kindness and humor. He shared, he laughed, and he made breakfast for his grandchildren, although he didn’t do pancakes.
Steve left behind his wife, Mary; son Josiah; daughter, Kerstin; daughter-in-law, Jessie; son-in-law Sean; and grandchildren Simon, Elias and Wesley Ahlgren, and Olle and Sigrid Breidenthal; as well as siblings, David, John, Janet and Leslie; nieces Amanda and Savannah; and nephews Taylor, Alex and Logan, and all of their significant others.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ellen and Clarence; son, Benjamin; and nephew, Peter.
In lieu of flowers, his family asks that you do something “even if you’re not good at it” or lend a hand to someone in his honor.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. at Autumn’s End Barn, the home of Rob and Lynn in Sanbornton, followed by a potluck and hootenanny to sing Steve on. Please wear soft-soled shoes and bring your musical instruments if so inclined.
For directions, please visit www.ahlgrenandson builders.com.