Steven Karl Meuché

May 5, 1944January 23, 2019

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Steven Karl Meuché, loving husband, father of two and grandfather of four, passed away at the age of 74. Steve was born on May 5, 1944, in Dayton, Ohio to Rosemary and Karl Meuché. He received both a B.A. and M.A. in telecommunications from Michigan State University. He spent his career, beginning in 1965, at MSU, where he eventually became the general manager of WKAR radio stations and director of Broadcasting Services. He was a member of the board of directors of National Public Radio and the president of the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters among other distinguished positions in radio and television communications.

Steve loved to garden. He grew beautiful flowers, delicious vegetables and had an exceptionally well-kempt yard. As an MSU alum, he was an avid basketball fan, season ticket holder, and never missed a game if he could help it. He loved to travel with his wife; they went everywhere from New Orleans to Costa Rice to Amsterdam, but his favorite place was Italy where he could get authentic spaghetti and meatballs. He was a great friend to many, always supportive and kind, the type of guy who would do anything he could to help.

Steve is survived by his wife Susan Meuché, his two sons Matthew (Grace) and Patrick (Natalie) Meuché, his brother Robert (Kim) Meuché, his grandchildren Alexis (fiancé Nicholas Goodman), Payton, Melanie and Abigail Meuché.

There will be no formal service as he was a man who preferred to celebrate life. Memorial donations can be made to the Greater Lansing Food Bank: Garden Project.


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Bobbie Snow

January 28, 2019

So sorry to hear about Steve's passing. My thoughts & prayers to you, Susan.

Arthur Timko

January 27, 2019

I knew Steve first as a colleague, then quickly as a friend. In the business of Public Radio, Steve was a significant contributor among a generation of post-pioneers who helped shape today’s industry. He was passionate about those things in which he believed: public radio, family, co-workers & friends, gardening, Emil’s marinara sauce and select bourbons…not in that order. I always relished our lunches together. He took such pride in his sons, effervesced in his granddaughter, Alexis, and her adventures, cared deeply for those with whom he worked and loved them all. Steve was a leader with both common sense and the courage to employ it. He and Susan were a great team. I could always sense the paramount status of their partnership. Steve and Susan helped celebrate my retirement in a special evening that I will always hold dear. Even though we had minimal contact over the past few years as geography and opportunity interfered with personal contact, I will be forever thankful for knowing Steve. He touched my life and I raise my glass of Maker’s Mark in tribute to a very special friend, gone too soon, but thankful that I had the opportunity to be a very small part of his life.

Mandy Zucchero

January 27, 2019

With deepest sympathy & loving memories of Steve, we send our thoughts and prayers for Susan and the Meuché family during this difficult time.
Mandy, Jason, & Graeme Zucchero (Kim Meuche’s daughter)


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