Michael “Mike” L. Stevens, 65, also known by friends as “Sarge”, a
long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Washington died on Wednesday,
November 24, 2021, at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene.
Michael was born the son of Mildred (Carlson) and Leroy Stevens on December
19, 1955 in Seattle, WA. Being Raised in Washington state he graduated from
Mount Vernon High School in the class of 1975. He briefly studied culinary
On March 6, 1979, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as an infantryman. He was
honorably discharged on March 2, 1988, at the rank of Sgt. E-5.
Mike later went on in his studies and got his CDL license for driving
trucks, and had since worked as a driver, warehouseman, and picker, most
recently at UNFI for more than 10 years.
Mike enjoyed playing pool in the Keene area Pool Leagues. He also liked to
play and watch softball in Keene and Swanzey. He spent much time restoring
furniture and dabbling in woodworking. Mike loved to be with his family.
Mr. Stevens is survived by his mother, Mildred Leslie and her husband,
Floyd of Lake Murray, WA. His children; Christopher E. Stevens of WA.
Michael R. Stevens of Billings, MT. Heather A. Stevens of Billings, MT.
Jessica J. Rivest and her husband, Zachary of Winchester. Samantha R.
Gallup and her husband, Jonathan of Winchester and Lucas B. Stevens of
Keene. Seven siblings; Shirley Demain, Debbie Stone, Theresa Nording,
Ronald Stevens, Randi Bowman, Gary Stevens, and Carroll “Aaron” Leslie. In
addition, he is survived by his eight grandchildren, and many cousins,
nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Mike is pre-deceased by his
Father, Leroy Stevens, and brother, Carl Stevens.
A celebration of life service with military honors will be held on
Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 1 pm. in the Christian Life Fellowship
Church, 211 Whitcomb Rd, Swanzey, NH. 03446. Burial will be private. All
are welcome to attend.
Services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com