Brian Allen Sterner
November 24, 1976 – March 5, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Brian Allen Sterner announces his passing on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the age of 42 years. Brian will be lovingly remembered by his mom (Kathleen Sterner), Step Mom (Pat Sterner), brother (Jeff Sterner), sister (Cristen Brooks) and her husband (Jeremiah Brooks), sister (Gillian Sterner), nephew (Jack Brooks), niece (Preslie Brooks), and countless friends and family. Brian was predeceased by his father Bill Sterner.
A Memorial Service in memory of Brian will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., at the Crist Mountain View Memorial Park Chapel, located at 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, Colorado. A celebration of life gathering will be held following the service at the home of Matt and Kristen Henry, located at 7143 Pine Cone Court, Niwot, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking those who so desire to make memorial donations in memory of Brian to the Phoenix House, Shatterproof, the Rosecrance Foundation, or an organization of your choice treating addiction and mental health.
Celebration of Life
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Brian Allen Sterner
March 11, 2019
One night Brian was standing in the kitchen trying to pour us a couple glasses of Champagne. Within the course of 5 minutes, he broke not one, but both of the glasses. As he was cleaning the glass up off the floor he said, "You know what my brother said to me once? How come you don't fall down more? And I said back to him...what makes you think I don't?"
He made me laugh. Every day.
He was clever and kind and far too sensitive for his own good. All of my secrets died with him...because he was the only one I ever told.
I keep trying to find the right words...to say how sorry I am. To say, I wish I had done more. To say...he was a blessing to me. He taught me more than anyone ever has about unconditional love. Often in hard and messy ways. How it seems strange that the world keeps spinning without him in it...
I wish his family peace.
March 7, 2019
Our condolences go out to you, Kathy, and the entire family. Words can't properly tell you how sad I am for you at this time. We've been friends forever so I feel I know your family! God's plan isn't our plan, but I know God will take care of Brian. You are such a "strong in faith" woman, that will help you through. But the sadness and numbness is there, I realize. We will connect by phone in the near future. Just know how much I love you and am grieving for you all!
Rick and Sharon Haugebak