Jack E. (Squint) Connell

Jack E. (Squint) Connell, born October 29, 1923, passed away peacefully at the age of 97 on March 24, 2021 in Topeka, KS.

Jack served in the U.S Army, was a WWII Veteran and a lifetime member of VFW Post 1650, Topeka, KS. Worked as a mail carrier in Topeka for nearly 40 yrs.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Doris Connell of 65 years and son Daniel Connell.

Survived by sons, Mike Connell and Bill Connell, 7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild.

Jack loved his family, KU Basketball, golf, casino and Marilyn Monroe!

A Celebration of Life to come at a later date.

22 “Jack E. (Squint) Connell

  1. Mike & Billy,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. Many great memories with him and your family.
    My deepest sympathies.

  2. Mike and Billy:

    So sorry for your loss. A lot of great memories with Coach and your family. I have you in my thoughts and prayers.


  3. Dear Connell Family
    My name is Art Brennan.
    I am sending our thoughts and Prayers to your family.
    I want to say “Thank you” for your service in the Army.
    We are sending our condolences to your family in this time of grief and sorry.
    I want to say “Thank you” for your lifetime membership of the VFW Post 1650.
    Bill Connell contact me at

    Art Brennan
    District 1 and VFW Post 1650 Chaplain

  4. Mike and the Connell family,
    We are saddened to learn of your Father’s passing. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time. Cherish the great memories you have. Hugs, Corwyn & Linda

  5. Jack was one of the greatest men I have ever known. He was so kind, gentle, and caring. Some of my favorite memories of him were on the golf course where he would give golf tips and life lessons. Just a great man and my life is better for having him in. I’ll miss you Mr. Connell (he hated when I called him that). Thank you for everything.

  6. Mike and Billy, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I just felt so sad. It seems like the only time I saw him in the last 20 years was at a family member’s funeral. My love to you and your families.

  7. Mike and Bill:
    My condolences on the passing of your father. I have many fond memories of playing baseball for him as a youngster. I remember his calm demeanor in the dugout which made the game fun!
    Dave “Sam” Brubaker

  8. Jack Connell is absolutely one of the greatest men I’ve ever known. So kind, gentle, and caring. Some of my favorite memories of Jack are on the golf course where he would give golf tips and life lessons. I will miss his smile and smirk. Just an absolute great man and my life is better for having him in it. Thanks for everything Mr. Connell (he hated when I wouldn’t call him Jack.)

  9. Jack was the mail carrier in my neighborhood when I was young. I remember us both always being excited to see each other. He was such a loving part of my childhood that when I graduated high school I searched for him. Found him and visited with him for awhile. He even remembered me! We took a picture together that day. I’ve always thought fondly of him. My heart goes out to his family. He will be missed.

  10. Words cannot express my feelings for you and your family during this difficult time.. I have a lot of great memories of the Connell family. ,Ed Clark

  11. So sorry for your loss. I have know Jack and Doris since 1975 when I worked with Doris at Counselman’s Chiropractic Clinic. As long as I can remember, Doris worried about Jack’s bad diet. He didn’t eat enough vegetables and ate way too much sugar. I guess his bad diet didn’t hurt him too much as he lived to be 97!!!

    I enjoyed both of them and felt honored to be their friend.

    Marilyn Rowland

  12. Mike and family -. What a sweet man Jack was. Always had something pleasant to say whenever we saw him. And what a long life he lived, for you to be thankful for. Always remember the good times….may he Rest in Peace ️. Our deepest sympathy.
    Jim and Debbie Cromwell

  13. A member of the GREATEST GENERATION. What you have given to our Nation cannot and will not be reached by any other generation..Thank you for your military service during WW II.. Thank you for leading the way for your fellow Veterans. May God bless you, your Family and your Friends.

  14. I didn’t know Jack as well as probably would have if I’d been at the Main Post Office sooner in career. I do know that he well liked and one of the favorite sons of the Main Post Office carrier force. You have my deepest

  15. Jack and Doris were so special to our family. So many good times with them and my parents Herb and Barb. They are all reunited again. Our love to all of you.
    Connie and Ron Carson

  16. Uncle Jack was a very special uncle who loved his family and people, always had a smile on his face a joke to tell, Uncle Jack gave me my 1st car because the dealership wouldn’t give him what he wanted for a trade in, so he gave it to me. He is the end of a era and dynasty that cannot be replaced. We will miss him terribly.

    Steve Summers

  17. To Mike and all of your loved ones family and friends, please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your father.

    God Bless and God Speed you all, may Mr. Connell Rest In Eternal Peace and Love…

  18. To the Connell Families,

    There is very few people that you meet and instantly know that they are good people and you just love them from the start. Jack was this person to us. He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed all kinds of people. He never had a mean word and loved his family dearly. He was one of a kind. We will miss him alot!!

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