Charles "Chick" Connell

Born: Thu., Mar. 17, 1927
Died: Mon., May 6, 2019

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Wed., May 08, 2019
Location: Gude Mortuary

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Thu., May 09, 2019
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Thu., May 09, 2019
Location: Rose Hill Cemetery

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Charles J. “Chick” Connell, age 92 of Nebraska City, NE passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Ambassador in Nebraska City.

He was born on March 17, 1927 in Shenandoah, IA; the son of Joseph John and Kathryn G. (Gleason) Connell.  He graduated from Shenandoah High School and then went on to graduate from Tarkio College in Tarkio, MO.

He entered the United States Army on June 5, 1945 and served his country during World War II.  He was honorably discharged on November 24, 1946.  On April 10, 1950, he was united in marriage to Lou Bonwell and to this union three children were born:  Kevin, Kent and Joe.

Chick was the long time manager of Farmers COOP in Nebraska City and also sold Real Estate.   He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the American Legion, the Eagles and the Elks.

He is survived by his children:  Kevin Connell of Nebr. City, NE, Kent Connell of Omaha, NE and Joe Connell and wife Ruth of Riverton, IA; two grandchildren:  Mindy Jarecki and husband Eric of Omaha, NE and Dr. Kassandra Davis and husband Tim of Kearney, NE; three great-grandchildren:  Michael, Lance and Alex Jarecki; siblings:  Marilyn Turnbull of Shenandoah, IA, Marlene Graham of Shenandoah, IA, Helen Castle of Shenandoah, IA and Donald “Pete” Connell of Bethany, MO; other family and friends.

Chick was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lou Connell on Nov. 17, 1999, daughter-in-law Lynn Connell; brothers John and Pat and a sister Kathleen..

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebraska City, NE.  Burial will be held 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, IA with military honors conducted by the Shenandoah American Legion Post #88.

A Rosary Recitation will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening (4/8)  at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established by the family.

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Bob Schneider
   Posted Tue May 07, 2019

Kevin , Kent and Joe
Sorry for your loss. Chick was such a dynamic guy. He helped so many people in so many ways during his life. I and my family were beneficiaries of his good heart.
A great memory I have of Chick is when the whole crew was watching football in your TV room and how if someone got up and left the room, we would have a big shuffle to see who could move up into a better was always competitive. Chick liked to instill that into people.
Again sorry for your loss. I will see you all on Wednesday.

Sally Kirchhoff
   Posted Tue May 07, 2019
Kevin and all of the Connell family, you have my sincere sympathy. Your father is now enjoying his eternal reward. I'm thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. May you forever cherish sweet memories with your father.

Laurie (Reese) & Michael Neemann
   Posted Tue May 07, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember with great fondness all those times that our families got together. Most vivid are the races that your dad organized at Lake Okoboji and that smile. He was a wonderful and loving person who will be greatly missed by all. He was a big comfort to mom when dad passed away and always had a smile and a wink for her at church. We were blessed to have known him.

Frances (Shafer) Moyer
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
Kevin and the rest of the Connell family. So sorry to hear about Chick. I knew him when we lived in Neb City. When we moved to Shenandoah, I would see him when I worked at the grocery stories. He was always so nice. I didn’t know Marilyn was his sister. May the Good Lord give you strength during this time.

Fran Moyer

Jim Hanks
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
So sorry to read of Chick's passing. Not only was was he a great guy but he was a mentor and a valued part of my life! He will be missed. Very sorry that we're unable to attend the service but please know that we'll be there in spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Jim and Jo

Gordon Thiesfeld
   Posted Thu May 09, 2019
Kevin, Kent, and Joe (Con de Con),
So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I didn't know him well, but had much respect for him. I am certain he will be missed and I am thinking and praying for your family at this time. I'm sorry I am unable to attend as I just read of his passing this morning, but know that I will be with you in spirit.
Gordon Thiesfeld

Nancy Durr
   Posted Thu May 09, 2019
So very sorry for your loss! Our thought and prayers are with you all!! 92 years is Amazing! May your Dad rest in peace!

Merv & Colleen (Carroll) Barrett
   Posted Thu May 09, 2019
Our sympathies to you.

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