Gregory Thomas Monrad

Gregory Thomas Monrad

Greg was kind and creative. He played guitar which was the perfect accompaniment for his favorite music: the blues. He loved cars, and his talent to fix almost anything came in handy because many cars found their way into Greg’s life.

He made people happy with his amazing barbeque recipes and passion for cooking. He proudly owned two BBQ restaurants where his tall stature made for an imposing character in the kitchen.

He felt he was blessed with the “Monrad luck” because things just had a way of working out for Greg. Even in his final days, when he received a few essentials from his sisters, he told them that he was “the luckiest guy in Omaha.” Always positive, always grateful; he was a thoughtful son, brother, uncle, stepfather, and friend who will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.

Greg was preceded in death by his parents, Emlin and Eveonna. He is survived by his sisters, Becki Haviland (Jeff) and Tammi Bishop (Colin), and his niece and nephews, Rylan, Brogan, and Costen. He also leaves a wife, Barbara Cameron, and a stepson, Jason. There are many more friends and family, near and far, and Greg’s sisters would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone for their kindness and support.

Private Family Celebration of Life.



  • Dean Anderson Jr Posted January 19, 2023 12:49 pm

    To a Great Friend who always showed his zest for living, may we all be inspired, to live our lives in similar fashion. I will always Love you Brother. Deano

  • Kathy merrill Harnett Posted January 19, 2023 1:21 pm

    My brother Rick and Greg were as close as brothers for many years. Greg was a regular visitor to our family home growing up and always made us laugh.
    Greg was very kind and lovely. He will be missed by so many. Rest in Peace, Dear Greg.

  • Dave Redding Posted January 19, 2023 1:26 pm

    The memories and stories are countless. We were high school buddies and later roommates at 42nd and Dodge. Greg was our youth…and he will be remembered by everyone he ever encountered. You will never hear anyone say “I don’t remember Greg Monrad. Greg, Rick, Becki, and the rest of us are all enternally connected together in 5-2 DNA. Greg was as special as they come and he will have a large place in all our hearts. Eternity will not change that one iota.

  • kathy Merrill Harnett Posted January 19, 2023 1:27 pm

    The Merrill Family sends our deepest Condolences to Barb, Becki, Tammi, and the entire Monrad family

  • Teresa Maroon Posted January 19, 2023 3:40 pm

    So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and an amazing cook! Vonnie’s Chicken Nuggies were the best! I still miss those and I have such wonderful and fun memories of going to eat at his restaurant. He will be fondly and lovingly remembered. and may you cherish all the loving and wonderful times you shared.
    All my love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • Dan Hyslop Posted January 19, 2023 6:42 pm

    I remember Greg and I reminiscing about our childhoods and he said, “We had a lot of freedom at a very young age.” It didn’t come easy but I’m so grateful I got to spend my youth with you and all our friends. You meant a great deal to me. Your life mattered.

  • Anna C Anderson Posted January 19, 2023 7:01 pm

    Greg was one of my first friends. His backyard was right behind mine in our Dundee neighborhood. I have several pictures of him sitting on our cement bench out back when I was no more than four years old. I am grateful we remained friends throughout our lives. He would occasionally stop by and he always had a story to tell which would make me laugh. He was incredibly talented and creative and he would give you the shirt off his back. Rest in peace Greg. You will be missed.

  • Rebecca Jane Schaefer Posted January 20, 2023 7:36 am

    Greg’s ingenuity and sense of adventure was a wonder to behold! Greg and Rick together brought joy and passion to our Central (5-2) friend group. I can hardly think of Greg without his hardy laugh ringing in my ears. We danced together at Prep and Homecoming, and his musicality was excellent. Comfort and peace to sisters and family in the days ahead. Thank you for faithfully loving him through this life. Few people on earth experience the comradarie of 5-2 fellowship. I’ll be eternally grateful for Greg, Rick, Kathy (who introduced us), Shelli and my 5-2 brothers. Ear to ear smiles are etched upon my heart. Until we meet again brilliant Greg and Rick, can’t wait to see what Heaven holds with you two as Activity Coordinators…your Becky Duin always.

  • Susie Walton Posted January 22, 2023 11:33 am

    Tammi and family..I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  • Louis Illis Posted February 5, 2023 7:35 pm

    I met Greg and barb through my sister! I was with Greg through 2 resteraunts washing dishes whatever just to be around his humor and personality! To say the least never a dull moment! His smoked food was great hell we never used a temp we cooked so many racks of ribs we knew when they were ready to put on a plate. We were friends with uncle Ernie who also had a bbq resteraunt. This man was a friend, brother good man at heart who showed me the way to inspire people to never give up cause there is hope on the horizon! Was glad to spend it with you! Thanks for allowing me to share your dreams! We had alot of great times brother ! See you in the horizon! Rest in peace Greg please keep that grin we all loved!

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