Denfeld History

G. Dell Daedo

George Dell Daedo was Denfeld's fifth principal, serving from 1948 to 1963.

He was born on May 17, 1909, in Vancouver, Canada to Rudolph Otto Daedo and Opal May Moore Daedo. They moved to the United States, eventually settling in Duluth in 1918.

During his 40-year career in the Duluth school system, Mr Daedo held positions as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, principal and director of secondary schools. During that time he obtained a masters degree in psychology, a graduate certification in administration, and a scholarship to Wharton's School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He retired in 1972.

He married Verna Davidsen in 1935. They were married for 54 years until her death in 1989. Three years later, at the age of 83, he married Marjorie Jonasson. He spent his last years with her in Boise, Idaho.

Mr. Daedo was president of the rotary and served on the board of directors of United Fund and the Red Cross. He taught Sunday school classes, sat on various church committees and was sitting on the financial committee of University Christian Church at the time of his death on Feb. 29, 2008.

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