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Dr. L. Carl Nadeau Obituary


Memories & Candles

“I miss him. He was my French teacher in the first semester at 'Saint Francis College' in 1972. He was the only professor that I recognized from the...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Mohammed Iqbal Advany - IN

“I wanted so desparately to meet him, as a family member. He seemed very kind in his words sent to me in a Chritmas card years ago. ”
2 of 30 | Posted by: Joan- Marie Martin-Frazer - CT

“I really enjoyed having Dr. Nadeau as one of my professors while at St. Francis. Naturally, being a product of a different culture, he would give...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Jeanne Kachuk Hall - Crest Hill, IL

“He was a scholar and a gentleman. I was sorry to hear of his death. ”
4 of 30 | Posted by: Debbie (Porter) Helmsing - Angola, IN

“I got to know Carl when he used to wait for a bus outside of the bank where I worked downtown. Over the years I got to know Carl. A wonderful man...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Philip Bundy - Fort Wayne, IN

“I was so sorry to learn of Dr. Nadeau's passing. I have very fond memories of Dr. Nadeau, as he was my english teacher when I attended what was then...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Cecile Charais - IN

“I learned so much inb Dr. Nadeau's English class. We knew the topic and could bring an introductory paragraph, but we had to write the essay in class...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Rosy( Sarrazine) Stein

“Dr. Nadeau was a kind and sweet gentleman! He made World Lit enjoyable. I was one of those students, with my husband, that had the pleasure of going...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Ann Gordon - Ft Wayne, IN

“Carl was this rare human being who connected with everyone he met, no matter their age, gender, nationality, or social position. He was genuinely...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Karen Allina

“Dr. Nadeau was a great proffesor. His wit and humor will be remembered. He was my sister Rita and her husband Charles Sebaugh' Best Man Both sence...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Judith Pranger Ward - Lagrange, IN

Fall 2010 “Even tho I didn't really get to know Carl till 3 years ago, when one of his friends suggested I do a story on him, I will miss him. He was so well...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Barb Sieminski - Friend / writer

“Dr. Nadeau was a wonderful professor whose passion for life and love of culture was clearly evident in the classroom. I continually looked forward to...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Denise R. Warner - Ft. Wayne, IN

“Dr. Nadeau was one of my first Profs at St. Francis. He taught me how to write and for this I am very grateful. More than this, he was a delight in...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Marcia Wright - Fort Wayne, IN

“the fort wayne/south bend diocese has lost a great friend. those of us who've had the pleasure of knowing Carl will sorely miss him. ”
14 of 30 | Posted by: rudy klopfenstein - fort wayne, IN

“Thank you Dr. Nadeau for your time, patients, and joy for life. I think of you as a person who lives on and on...and please keep doing so! It was a...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Kristen O'Dell - Middlebury, IN

“I had Dr. Nadeau as my French professor my freshman year, and my mom had him as well when she went to Saint Francis many years ago. I remember during...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Beth Snyder - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dr. Nadeau taught one of my first ever classes at St. Francis. I will never forget his smile and his winks. He truly cared about what he did and...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Holli Jackson - IN - Student

“I have known Carl for many years. We were in Philharmonic Chorus together. Also, singing in the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Choir from 1997...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Juanita Murrill - Bluffton, IN

“I first met Carl in Bob Nance's kitchen as he was there to help in the coaching of singers in French singing. He didn't hear my name at first and...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: MaryJo Meyer - FORT WAYNE, IN

“Dr. Nadeau tought my first ever college class, he had a way to get you interested about what he was teaching, I always looked forward to seeing him,...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Kerry henry

“I have fond memories of Dr. Nadeau, as he was my professor during my first three semesters at Saint Francis. Once I had English Comp 1 with him, I...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Rev. Matthew Landry - Winamac, IN

“I sang in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus with Car for many years. Carl was one of the most enjoyable individuals to know. He had wonderful...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Sarah Reynolds - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dr. Nadeau was one of the first professors I had at Saint Francis during my freshman year in 2003. I will always remember the stories he shared and...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Jovan Jeftich - Valparaiso, IN

“Dr. Nadeau was one of my very first professors at Saint Francis. He actually gave me my first 'A' in college. He was such a sweet man. He truly...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Nicole Rahr Hahn - Huntington, IN

“Carl's jovial smile and gleeful laugh are etched in my memory. He made me feel especially welcome when I joined the FW Philharmonic Chorus, and...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Corinne Rose - Fort Wayne, IN

“When I joined the Philharmonic Chorus 21 years ago it was Carl who first made me welcome. How he did love Choral music and, specifically, the Phil...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Russ Eplett - Fort Wayne, IN

“From 1974-78, I had the joy of having Dr. Nadeau as an English and French professor at Saint Francis. Another student and I were able to complete...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Anna (Baker, Parks) Spalding - IN

“From 1974-78, I had the joy of having Dr. Nadeau as an English and French professor at Saint Francis. Another student and I were able to complete...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Anna (Baker, Parks) Spalding - IN

“I had Dr. Nadeau for an english class my freshman year. He was one of the most interesting people I've ever had the pleasure to meet. Although our...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Michelle March - Former Student

“My condolences go out to the family, along with my prayers. Dr. Nadeau was one of my favorite professors, teaching me not only great6 literature, but...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Malcolm X. Rodgers - Student


Dr. L. Carl Nadeau, 76, passed away Friday, March 25, 2011 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Edmundston, New Brunswick, he worked as a Professor with University of St. Francis for 48 years. He was a member of the Cathedral Choir and the Philharmonic Chorus. He researched and wrote "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc", and extensive research on Joan of Arc and Louis XVII at the Vatican and the French archives in Paris, and also the British Museum in London. Dr. Nadeau, also researched at the University of Berkley, The Mark Twain papers. He wrote the historical profile of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in book. He is survived by his sister, Joan Hubert of Edmundston, NB, Canada; brother-in-law Albert (Bert) Hubert; nephews, Paul Hubert, Andre (Diane) Hubert; his best friend Thomas Smith of Fort Wayne. Carl was preceded in death by his father, Sylvio C. Nadeau and Mother, Jeannette Dube Nadeau. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with calling one hour prior, Msgr. Robert C. Schulte officiating. Calling also from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 29th at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with Rosary at 7 p.m. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the University of St. Francis Education Fund. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.