Sedalia Sacred Heart Hall of Fame induction April 17, 2021


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Sacred Heart School (SHS) in Sedalia will hold its rescheduled Hall of Fame induction on Saturday, April 17.

Festivities will include: Mass at 4 p.m. in the St. Patrick Chapel, 415 E. Fourth St.; a public social with refreshments and tours from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at SHS, 416 W. Third St.; and a ticketed dinner and program at SHS at 6:30 p.m.

Hall of Fame inductees will include:

  • The late Precious Blood Father Andrew Brunswick, who as pastor founded Sacred Heart High School in 1941;
  • Marilyn (Fischer) Arnold (SHS Class of 1968) and Jack Arnold, who have lent decades of their time, knowledge, and generous steward hearts to champion for SHS; 
  • Bonnie Diefendorf, who served as an educator and administrator and in numerous capacities at SHS for over 40 years;
  • the late Leo and Cecilia Gerke, founders of Gerke Construction, who have had direct descendants attending SHS since February 1959;
  • Will Kraus, a member of SHS’s Class of 1992, former state senator and current member of the Missouri State Tax Commission;
  • Jane McMullin, a member of the SHS Class of 1987, who has been teaching history at the school for 29 years;
  • Precious Blood Father Mark Miller, who served as pastor of what is now St. Vincent de Paul Parish of Pettis County from 2011-2020 and previously as associate pastor as well as an SHS instructor from 1971-77; and
  • Sue (Keller) Wise-Hoersten, a member of SHS’s Class of 1958, who served as the school’s first development director and helped establish the Sacred Heart Foundation’s Annual Fund Drive.

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