1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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Stephen R. Melcher

December 8, 1948 - July 26, 2021

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    Jennifer McCutchan says

    Steve was a true servant for our community! Never seen him display any anger! When he got knocked down, he got up and moved forward! I’m thankful to have known him and worked with him!

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      Steven & Dianna Williams says

      Steven and I are very saddened to hear of the passing of Steve. Steve was a kind loving man who was such a joy to be around. He and Anna were a match made in Heaven, you could definitely see and feel the love they had for one another. Anna, we send our condolences to you as well as the extended family members Steve leaves behind. Steve was one of a kind and will be truly missed. We prayed that God comforts your hurting hearts and because of the life Steve lived you will find peace & joy in the morning.
      We love you all!

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    Jennifer McCutchan says

    Steve was a true servant for Evansville! Never seen him display any anger! When he got knocked down, he got up and moved forward! I’m thankful to have known him and worked with him!

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    mark robinson says

    I am mark robinson. I am the oldest son of Steve melcher. I just found my father steve, a few years ago. it was an honor to have finally met him. The photos of him in his youth and my photos of me in my youth look like we were twin brothers. after 44 years years I finally set eyes on my dad. I was so proud that day. we had a good relationship after that day. i was adopted at 2 weeks old and he was in the military. I only thank God above for allowing me to be able to know him before his passing. I am so saddened by his passing. All I can say is I LOVE YOU DAD and I am proud of you as a father, veteran and all you have done over the time you spent here on earth. See You on the other side dad. Rest in peace.

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    Pastor Brenda Piper says

    So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. We worked as a team when he was president of Peace Lutheran Church. Good guy.

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    C.L.Mitchell says

    Rest in Peace, Steve. It has been many years since we were both assigned to Company C, 738th Maintenance Battalion when it was at the old armory on Rotherwood. I cannot attend visitation or the funeral due to physical issues.

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    Tehiji Crenshaw says

    I am sadden to hear of the passing of Steve. We had many interesting and pleasant conversations while colleagues at CAPE and when he served on the Board. I always loved hearing the stories he would tell me of his honored military service. For as long as I knew him, he never had any ill will towards anyone and always had kind words. I remember the prayers he offered me during my time of grief. Steve was and always will be a great spirit and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Anna and his family. My God comfort you during this difficult time.

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Stephen Ray Melcher, 73, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away on July 26, 2021. Stephen was born in Chicago, Illinois to William Melcher and Patricia (Lay) Melcher on December 8, 1948.

Stephen was a servant to all. After graduating from Bosse High School in 1966, he joined the Army and National Guard of Evansville. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Sgt. 1st Class (E-7). Stephen married his beautiful wife, Anna B. Melcher on December 26, 2008. He retired from the Community Action Program of Evansville (C.A.P.E.) in December 2011 after 15 years of service as Facility Director. He was also actively involved in the community as a Public Servant. He served as City Councilman for 17 years, and the Vanderburgh County Commissioner for 8 years. Stephen was a member and was actively involved in several organizations; C.A.P.E. Board, Tri-state & United Neighborhood Association, Fraternal Order of Police Association Lodge #73, Right to Life Southwest Indiana board, Evansville Labor Temple, Honorary member of the AFL-CIO Central Labor Council of Southern Indiana, 40 & 8, and Life Member of American Legion Post 256 Eugene Pate, Evansville, Indiana. Stephen was a great man who served anyone in need. He is so loved and will be missed by all.

The family of Stephen Melcher wishes to thank the Department of Veterans Affairs, Deaconess Hospital, Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Southern Care Hospice, and family and friends not personally named.

A special thanks to our beloved friend Connie Banks, and prayer partner and spiritual sister, Diana VanHooks.

Stephen is survived by his wife, Anna B. Melcher; his children, Kenneth, Matthew, James, Melody, Mark, and Dawn; his grandchildren, Trinity, Kaide, and Josh; brother Jesse (Earnell) Clardy; sisters, Rita Ann Toliver and Tura (Melvin) Jones; and a host of additional family and friends.

Stephen is preceded in death by his parents William (Jane) Melcher and Patricia Melcher.

Sunset Funeral Home will be holding services for Stephen on August 3, 2021. Visiting time will begin at 11:00am with the service to immediately follow at 12:00pm. Location can be found at 1800 St. George Rd, Evansville, IN, 47711. Sgt. William VanHooks, Jr. will be officiating.

Stephen was immersed in the faith of Yeshua Hamashiach of Yasharel in 2009

Prayer:

Tehilliym (Psalms) 125

“They that trust in Yahuah shall be as Mount Tsiyon, which cannot be removed, but abides forever. As the mountains are round about Yerushalayim, so Yahuah is round about his people from henceforth even forever. For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity. Do good, O Yahuah, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts. As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, Yahuah shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Yasharel. Amein.”