Charles J. “Chick” Connell, age 92, of Nebraska City, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Ambassador in Nebraska City.
He was born on March 17, 1927, in Shenandoah, Iowa; 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 Nov. 24, 1946.  On April 10, 1950, he was united in marriage to Lou Bonwell and to this union 3 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 Nebraska City, Kent Connell of Omaha, and Joe Connell and wife Ruth of Riverton, Iowa; two grandchildren:  Mindy Jarecki and husband Eric of Omaha, and Dr. Kassandra Davis and husband Tim of Kearney; three great-grandchildren:  Michael, Lance and Alex Jarecki; siblings:  Marilyn Turnbull of Shenandoah, Iowa, Marlene Graham of Shenandoah, Iowa, Helen Castle of Shenandoah, Iowa 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 was to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebraska City.  Burial was to be held 2 p.m. on Thursday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa, with military honors conducted by the Shenandoah American Legion Post #88.
A Rosary Recitation was to be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening (4/8)  at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established by the family.
Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
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