From the Odebolt Chronicle:
Nels Johnson (Otto Nels) - (1866 - 1949)
Nels Johnson died at the Carroll Hospital 25 January 1949 at the age of 83 years. He has been in poor health for some time. He was born in Jamtland, Sweden and came to America in the early teens. He was never married. He leaves brothers, Paul, Peter and Andrew. John preceded him in death. Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hayes Cemetery.