Nathan Joseph Champagne
1937 - 2018
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Nathan Joseph Champagne, 80, passed away on January 15, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Fay Foster Champagne. Children, Nathan J. Champagne II (Geneva), Edward J. Champagne (Suzanne), Steven W. Champagne (Matt), and Andrea C. Morgan (John). Grandchildren, Garion, Anakin, Nathan III, Nicholas, and Alexander Champagne, Maya Nancy Morgan, and Miki Nicole Morgan. He is also survived by his brother Wayne A. Champagne (Sue); and two sisters-in-law, Betty Champagne and Winona Champagne. He is preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Myrthee Vicknair Champagne; and two brothers, Alfred P. Champagne II and Errol D. Champagne. Nathan was a member of the Boy Scouts of America for over 54 years, where he was awarded the Cross of St. George, District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver, and was a member of the Boy Scouts Camp Salmen Staff Reunion Committee. He was the 1978 Charles E. Dunbar Jr. Career Civil Service League Award recipient, a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Holy Name Society, OLPH Parish Council and OLPH School Board. He served in the United States Army Security Agency for three years. He was a member of the American and Louisiana Mosquito Control Associations; past member of Lions Club, Kiwanis Dawn Busters, Toastmasters International, and Public Relations Society of America. He also worked for the EPA under the Brownfield Grant Program. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a visitation at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church in River Ridge, on Monday, January 22, 2018, beginning at 11 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 PM with burial to follow at St. Louis #3 in New Orleans. In lieu of flowers the family requests prayers, or donations to the Boy Scouts of America or the Autism Society of America. An online guestbook is available to sign at

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Published in The New Orleans Advocate from Jan. 19 to Jan. 22, 2018.
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January 22, 2018
Dear Fay and family,
Eddie and I were so sorry to hear of Nathan's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Know that we are with you in spirit and send our love.
Sincerely, Marnell and Eddie Lambert
Marnell Lambert
January 22, 2018
Fay and family,
We deeply mourn the loss of our brother Nathan. And, most of us look forward to the day that we will see him again. Our prayers and thoughts are with him and with all of you,
The Camp Salmen Reunion of the 1960s
Lonnie Moore
January 22, 2018
Fay and family, Our condolences to you. Words cannot express my sorrow. Please know that our prayers are for you all. Love you and know that we are here for you, now and always.
Sincerely, Joe and Bertha Marino
Bertha Marino
January 21, 2018
Nathan was a bright, charitable and holy man. We feel blessed to have known him. Hubie & Kay Mule
Hubert Mule
January 21, 2018
If I correctly interpreted the saying, then in heaven lots of potatoes are being passed around! Lache pas la patate! We'll miss Nathan's birthday reminder e-mails, for sure. kdwight, your northshore family
January 21, 2018
Dear Fay,
Please know that all of your DAR friends are praying for you and your family in this very difficult time. May he rest in peace knowing that he fulfilled his life centered in faith.

Bonnie Cook
Bonnie Cook
January 20, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing Steve. May he Rest In Peace and may you and your entire family remember him through the wonderful memories you have of him. Prayers for you all.
Adrienne Duhon
January 20, 2018
Rest In Peace my dear friend. I had the good fortune to work with Nathan under the Joseph Yenni administration in Jefferson Parish, and attended several retreats with him at Manressa. We kept in contact and will meet again in the next life. God bless him and his family.
Gene Martin
January 19, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Lloyd Legendre
January 19, 2018
Fay and family thoughts and prayers with you all at this time
Melanie Clevenger
January 19, 2018
Faye, My thoughts and prayers are with you. You and Nathan were a perfect match. You were lucky to be married to your best friend for 53 years. Stay strong. I love you. Bonnie Ripple
Bonnie Ripple
January 19, 2018
Will always remember him as being a very kind man. Prayers for all of you.
Andi Berthelot Chauvin
January 19, 2018
Faye you are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong in your faith and belief. MONICA V. WERTZ
January 19, 2018
Dearest Aunt Fay, Ed, Andi, Nathan Jr. and Steve,
I am sending heartfelt condolences for the loss of Uncle Nathan. He was so loved and will be missed. May the many beautiful memories live forever in your hearts. I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Monica Champagne Alianti
January 19, 2018
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Staff of Alexander Funeral Home
January 19, 2018
Nathan's diligent efforts to maintain our family's unity through daily birthday wishes was an incredible, loving and appreciated act of kindness. I pray for the family at this difficult time and rejoice knowing that Nathan is with our Father now.
Gary Heap
January 18, 2018
My most heart felt condolences to Nathan's family. He will always be in our memory.
Andrew (sonny) Wingfield
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