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