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Funeral services have been finalized for the only Indianapolis native to survive an attack on the USS Indianapolis.

Jimmy O’Donnell, 91, died Wednesday afternoon.

A viewing will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 from 3-8 p.m. in the gymnasium at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. A mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, Jan. 14 at 12 p.m. at the same location. Burial will immediately follow.

O’Donnell was also a beloved firefighter for IFD for many years.

He served in the navy when he was drafted in 1944. It was the sinking of the ship in 1945 that brought him back to the city loved.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice, whom he has been married to for 70 years.

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