Paul Jerome Hadusek was born on July 10, 1938, in Independence, MO, to George and Louise (Fratzel) Hadusek. He grew up in Kansas City, KS, and graduated from Wyandotte High School. He obtained his B.S. Degree in Business Administration from the Kansas State College of Pittsburg in Pittsburg, KS., his Bachelors in Philosophy and later Masterâs Degree from the Conception Abbey in Conception, MO. He professed his solemn vows as a Monk of the Conception Abbey in Conception, MO, on September 8th, 1968. He was ordained to the Priesthood on November 28, 1969 by the Archbishop Strecker of Kansas City, KS. Father Paul conducted his priestly ministry as a Benedictine Monk from 1968 â 1987 and as a Parish Priest for the Diocese of New Ulm from 1987 until retirement. He was awarded an Eagle Scout Badge in 1955 and joined the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree in 1997. He lived the Benedictine Orderâs Motto of Ora Et Labora (Work and Prayer). Father Paul loved people and was well loved by them in return.
Father Paul died on Monday, June 15, 2015, at the Minneota Manor in Minneota. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by many grateful friends and parishioners.
He would often end his conversations with one of his favorite lines, âAnd you know what? Youâre Great!â
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