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One of Wahoo's well-known residents died last Thursday in the Saunders County Community Hospital. He was Carl O. Johnson, 87, one of the few survivors of the sinking of the Titanic, a luxury ship, in the Atlantic Ocean.
   Mr. Johnson's story was told and retold many times each April on the anniversary of the ill-fated tragedy, April 14, 1912.
   Funeral services were conducted at 2 P.M. Saturday, March 25, 1978 at the First Presbyterian Church in Wahoo with Rev. Burton A. Knudsen officiating.
   "Titanic" Johnson, as many knew him, was born May 17, 1890 in Hjo, Sweden. He died Thursday of last week following a lingering illness in the hospital.
   A building contractor, he married Edith J. Syverson May 3, 1923. She survives.
   He was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 58, Rebecca Lodge No. 81, Wahoo City Council and for many years was on the board of directors of Tri-Federal Saving and Loan Company. He was also a veteran of World War I and for many years served with the Firing Squad.
   Assisting in the service was soloist Mrs. Howard Manstedt accompanied by organist Louis Klinzman.
   Casket bearers were: Percy Meek, A. F. Lindau, Joe Breunig, Lloyd Johnson, Harold and Howard Manstedt. Graveside military services were conducted by American Legion Post No. 82 and the V.F.W. Beaver Brtek Post No. 4502.
   Interment was in Sunrise Cemetery at Wahoo with Ericson's-Hult Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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