Charlotte A. Greguras
Date of Birth
February 19, 1941
Prague, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
December 30, 2019
David City, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Friday, January 3, 2020, ~ 10:00 a.m.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church ~ Brainard, Nebraska
Interment at New Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery ~ Brainard, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Thursday, January 2, 2020
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church ~ Brainard, Nebraska


Brainard American Legion Post #273

Charlotte A. (Swanda) Greguras, 78 of Brainard, NE entered into eternal rest Monday, December 30, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Villa and Court in David City, NE.  She was born February 19, 1941 in Prague, NE to Anton and Elinor (Woita) Egr.  She graduated from Brainard High School in 1959 and also graduated from Beauty College in Lincoln.

Charlotte was united in marriage to William (Bill) Swanda on October 21, 1961.  From this union two daughters were born, Mary and Kaye.  Bill and Charlotte were married for 37 years before Bill died in 1998.

Charlotte, along with her first husband Bill, owned and operated CB Bar in Brainard.  Prior employment included working as a licensed beautician, working for David City Manufacturing and St. Joseph’s Villa.  On November 29, 2002, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Brainard, Charlotte married Clarence Greguras.

Charlotte enjoyed traveling with Clarence, attending grandchildren’s activities, sewing, cooking, cleaning and caring for others.  She loved spending time with her family.  She was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she taught CCD classes and was a member of the PCCW.  She was also a past chair member of the East Butler Alumni Association.

Charlotte is survived by her husband of 17 years, Clarence Greguras of Brainard; daughters, Mary (Thomas) Dobesh of David City, Kaye (James) Nichols of Columbia, TN; step-sons, Robert Greguras of Ketchikan, AK, Gary Greguras of Singapore; grandchildren, Megan and Alex Beckman, Anthony, Christopher and Benjamin Nichols; siblings, Dave (Linda) Egr and Mary Lee Hain; sisters-in-law, Mary (Sam) Smith, Cathy and Emily Greguras.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Elinor Egr; 1st husband, William (Bill) Swanda; grandson, Jeremy Beckman; mothers-in-law, Mary Swanda and Marie Greguras; brothers-in-law, Bill and Ed Greguras.

Condolences for Charlotte A. Greguras
  1. Sharry
    • January 1, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Our condolences to Sonny and family.She was a wonderful lady.

  2. Tammy Sharping
    • January 1, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Charlotte was a beautiful lady inside and out. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you through this difficult time. ((Hugs))

  3. The Ek’s
    • January 1, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Char was a loving and fun member of our Greguras family. We will forever remember your smile, laughter, and loving words. May you Rest In Peace. Love, Justin, Stephanie, Schyler and Sierra

  4. Jim & Donna Stara
    • January 1, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Our Deepest Sympathy is extended to Charlotte’s family. She always had a smile on her face and so happy to see people and so very nice. Whenever we saw her she would always ask about our kids & grandkids. When they had the bar we spent many Sundays after Mass going to the bar with our friends and the little kids. So many good memories, visiting with Charlotte. We will miss her!

  5. • January 1, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Condolences to the family. I have many found memories of Charlotte, my first cousin. We had nice visit this summer, at Jim Svoboda’s funeral. Always a gracious lady.

  6. Dee samek
    • January 1, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Loved working with her at north side and Fargo. Always a smile on her face

  7. Jo Brandenburgh Matulka
    • January 1, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Mary Lee and Family, thoughts and prayers at this time.

  8. Rita Meysenburg
    • January 1, 2020 - 9 months ago

    My Sympathy to Char’s family. I worked with
    Char at Fargo. She was a very classy lady!

  9. Mike, Krista, Lily and TJ Wanser
    • January 2, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Our sympathies to Charlotte and her family. She was sweet to my kids, and we are very grateful for her presence in our lives. Her wonderful personality and smiles will be truly missed. God bless!

  10. Patti Hust
    • January 2, 2020 - 9 months ago

    My thoughts and prayers are For her and her amily. The Egr family has always been close to me and my heart is aching. Words cannot express my sorrow. May she Rest In Peace.

  11. Dave Rusk
    • January 2, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Prayers and condolences to Dave and Linda Egr
    And family.
    Charlotte always had a smile on her face!

  12. Katelynn Smith
    • January 2, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Aunt Char was a joyous woman that will be missed by many. When I think of her, I remember how she had a gift for being able to connect with an individual. She would hold my face and look into my eyes as she said hello and as she would say goodbye. She did this because she cared and wanted people to know they were loved. I am glad she did, as I will always remember the flicker of light in her eye, the smile she had on her face, and the long and deep hug that always followed. I feel blessed to have this be the memory that will follow me when I think of her for the rest of my life. Rest in peace Aunt Char. Know you were loved by many and that you will be missed.

  13. Chris & Dee Kosch
    • January 2, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Our condolences to Sonny and family.
    May you rest in peace, Char.

  14. Diane Kozisek
    • January 2, 2020 - 9 months ago

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Char. I worked with her and her daughter Kaye at David City Manufacturing years ago. She was always a joy to work. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. My prayers to her family.

  15. Sandy Pekarek-Swanda-Laughlin
    • January 2, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Char was always beautiful in my eyes. She will be sadly missed. Love & comfort to all the family.

  16. Anonymous
    • January 3, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Prayers from the Patocka family. Bill and my first husband Richard were first cousins and grew up in Brainard together

  17. Pam Dvorak
    • January 4, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Charlotte was a very special person to me . She babysat us when we lived in Brainard and lived in the house near Egr’s/CB Bar. Charlotte has always had a special place in my heart. Every time we visited Brainard we would stop by and say “hello” . My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time .

  18. Darlene K Griska
    • January 4, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Mary Lee, Dave and your families. Our deepest sympathies for your loss.

  19. Connie Wattjes
    • January 4, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Our deepest sympathy to Charlotte’s family. Harold and I have fond memories of so many fun times with her and Bill.

  20. Gerald and Bonnie Luckey
    • January 6, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Our sympathy to Clarence and the family. Char always brightened other people’s days in spite of her health problems. Will certainly miss her.

  21. Jan & Dennis Swanda
    • January 14, 2020 - 9 months ago

    We knew Charlotte as a next door neighbor & through many activities in high school. Many happy memories.
    Her family are in our hearts & in our prayers
    May she rest in peace.

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