On January 2, 2020, St. Francis lost a longtime very active and deeply loved member Patty Deetjen. She and her husband Rudy were both very committed to the church and the community. They were among the first residents of Parker Ridge and maintained a summer home on Eggemoggin Reach in Brooksville. Patty was extremely involved in a number of St. Francis ministries including the Flower Guild and the Outreach Community.
Of the many gifts from Patty & Rudy Deetjen was the love and enthusiasm they shared with so many St. Francis events including this wonderful song created by Rudy accompanied by the Choir to open the St. Francis Fair.