Craig Kallendorf Death, Obituary – We are utterly heartbroken to learn of the untimely departure of Professor Craig Kallendorf. A significant figure in the development of humanism during the late medieval and Renaissance periods, as well as the classical heritage.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Classics from Valparaiso University, his Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina.
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 23, 1954. In 1982, he became a member of the teaching staff at Texas A&M University, and from 2001 to 2004, he held the position of interim chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. Craig, who has authored or edited a total of 24 publications in addition to 175 articles, book chapters, and entries in reference books, was presented with the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in both the teaching and research categories in the year 1999. (2010).
In acknowledgement of his efforts, peers from all around the world contributed to a collection of articles that was released in 2019 as a two-volume set. Craig gave everything he did, both professionally and personally, to upholding the principles that were important to him. Teaching the languages of antiquity and researching works from the Renaissance that maintain the classical legacy were two of his professional passions. He believed that by doing so, he might bring our connections to the past back to life and help them flourish.
His favorite writer was the Roman poet Virgil because his poetry examines so well what it means to be human, to work for a noble goal, to fail, and to rise up and try again. Virgil was his favorite author because his poetry explored so well what it means to be human. These principles mirrored what he believed in, which was that we may always rejoice even in the midst of our tragedies if we have faith alone, if we have faith just in Christ, if we have grace alone (2 Cor 6:10).
However, as they are aware, his family always came before his work obligations. His parents, Earl and Hazel Kallendorf, passed away before he did, and he is the last survivor of his family. His marriage ended in divorce, but he is survived by his children, Trevor and his friend Autumn Green and Barrett; his sister Camille Rechel and her husband Mike and their sons Christopher and Matthew; and a close family friend Laci, Jordan, and Clifton and Calvin Conway. He also leaves behind a close family friend, Laci, and her children, Jordan, and Clifton and Calvin Conway. A true model of the academic gentleman. RIP.