Hall of Fame

St. Pius X High School Hall of Fame honors distinguished contributors and/or volunteers to the St. Pius X community for their vision, leadership and service. 

Thank you for your contributions to all students, past, present, and future.

 Hall of Fame Nomination Form

2023 Gary Linderer & Anna Krussel

Gary Linderer is a 1965 graduate of St. Pius X High School where he served on the Student Council and lettered in Football and Baseball. He attended the University of Missouri before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He served in the Vietnam War as a member of a long range patrol company and as an airborne ranger in the 101st Airborne Division. He received three awards for valor including the Silver Star and two Purple Hearts for wounds received in combat. He married Barbara Siracusa, St. Pius class of '66, upon his return from Vietnam. Together they raised four sons. Gary completed his education at Southeast Missouri State University, and attended St. Louis University School of Law for two years. After a career in the real estate industry, he authored six books on the Vietnam War. He was the Executive Editor of Behind the Lines Magazine, He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Operation Homecoming U.S.A. in 2006 and Operation Homecoming Branson in 2007. He served on the committees that erected the Vietnam veterans memorials on the campuses of St. Pius X High School and Jefferson College. He is the recipient of the Washington Freedom Foundation Award for literature and his work with veterans. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame in 2016. He and his wife currently reside in Branson, Missouri.

Anna KrusselI taught in Catholic High Schools her entire career.  She taught at a few different high schools before coming to St. Pius.  She was hired to teach at St Pius X in the spring of 1986 and started teaching there in the fall of 1986. She taught at St. Pius X for 27 years. During her time at SPX she taught chemistry and physics and was the prom coordinator. She retired from teaching at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.  She remained at St Pius X until the end of the summer of 2023 working part time in the office doing all sorts of different things but mainly working with the schedule. She is enjoying her retirement after 54 years in Catholic High School education.


Gary Linderer
Anna Krussel

Mr. Harry Cheatham
Ms. Sandy Vest

Mr. Scott Taylor
Mr. Marty Zielonko

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ

Ms. Barb Charboneau '65

Mr. Rick Wood

Mrs. Diane Skaggs
Mrs. Joleen Finazzo
Mr. Richard McCreary

Ms. Pamela LaPlant '75
Mrs. Julie Werkmeister

Mr. Randy Dietrich '66

Mr. & Mrs. Jeanne Aubuchon
Mr. Dan Bokern

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Sullivan
Mr. Ron Navratil

Mrs. Kathy Schuh Faver '74

Coach Bill & Carol Schmidt

Fr. Donald Dalton

Mrs. Mary Oleson
Mr. Dale Vineyard
Mr. Charles Vogt  

Mr. Raymond Bequette
Msgr. Edward Deutschmann
Mr. Richard Eiler '63
Roland & Fredricka Wegmann

Mr. Al Baker
Mr. Ralph Boyer
Ms. Margarita Heisserer
Mr. Larry Krodinger '63

Mrs. Grace Day
Mrs. Irene Reecht
Senator Steve Stoll '65
Mr. Gary Underwood '68

Mr. Herb Besand
Mr. Amos Govero
Mr. Francis Kist
Msgr. Charles Mottin
Mr. John Peterein
Fr. Ira Bell
Mr. Fred Isenman
Msgr. Edward Meier
Mr. William J. Pagano, Sr.