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  • 5 Ways to Give Back to the Community

    Giving back to your community is one of the most rewarding things you can do. There are a lot of ways to give back. At Krause Funeral Home, we are proud to serve our neighbors in New Berlin, Brookfield, and Milwaukee with high-quality funeral, burial, and cremation services. Many of our team members spend their…

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  • Three Simple Ways to Make the First Thanksgiving Without Your Loved One Special

    The holiday season is full of shared meals with family and friends—the most significant one being Thanksgiving. Many families throughout Milwaukee County have meaningful traditions they honor each November, such as cooking favorite dishes or gathering in the living room to watch a football game. When a key person is missing from these celebrations, it…

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  • Online Preplan Checklist: The Easiest Way to Protect Your Family

    After helping many Milwaukeeans plan a funeral for a loved one, families will oftentimes talk with our staff at Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Service about what they would want at their own funeral. Some have strong opinions about the songs, Scriptures, and stories they want included. Others describe a particular keepsake they would like…

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  • 5 Simple Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

    As colder days in Milwaukee are just around the corner, it can be tempting to avoid the outdoors, prepare favorite comfort foods, and “settle down for a long winter’s nap.” Frigid temperatures and early sunsets do pose a significant challenge to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But our staff at Krause Funeral Homes wants to offer…

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  • How to Support a Grieving Neighbor

    Many Milwaukeeans struggle to know what to say or do after someone close to them loses a loved one. When the person who is grieving is a neighbor, there is an added layer of complexity. You may not have a close relationship or know your neighbor well, yet they live near you. Our staff at…

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  • Carbon Neutral Cremation: For the Eco-Conscious

    Krause Funeral Home is proud to be a Milwaukee mainstay for more than 80 years. This has given us a unique perspective when it comes to the choices families make for their end-of-life arrangements. In years past when a death occurred, many of our Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin friends and neighbors would host a…

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  • When to Have a Funeral

    It’s not necessarily common knowledge when to hold a funeral, especially for those who have never organized or planned a service for a loved one. Most funerals in the U.S. happen within a week of the death, but the last few years have caused more families to hold off on having a funeral in that…

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  • Tips for Going Through Your Loved One’s Belongings After Death

    When a loved one dies, there are many things to do, from notifying family and friends to making funeral arrangements to dealing with their belongings. Going through your loved one’s things can seem like a daunting task, and many people who are grieving put it off for months or even years. In many cases though,…

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  • What Are Celebrant Services?

    Every family has a unique way of honoring their loved one. Many families in Milwaukee County choose to have a pastor or clergy member officiate their loved one’s funeral. Others may decide to have a more secular service with a celebrant conducting the funeral ceremony. At Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Service, we pride ourselves…

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  • Debunking Burial Myths

    For a host of reasons, many people feel uncomfortable talking about death and death-adjacent topics like burial and cremation. While it may not be easy to have these conversations, it is important to distinguish between myth and fact when it comes to end-of-life options. At Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Service, our staff frequently speaks…

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