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  • Meaningful Ways to Remember Your Pet

    Losing a beloved pet is incredibly difficult on many levels. Many of our Krause Funeral Homes staff members know this pain firsthand. Whether a pet’s death is sudden and unexpected or you had time to say goodbye, the grief that follows is often intense and complex. After all, our pets become treasured members of the…

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  • I Want an Unconventional Funeral – How Do I Ensure it Happens?

    When some Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin families sit down with us to plan a tribute for their loved one, it’s clear they want a traditional religious funeral. A visitation at one of our four funeral home locations or their place of worship. A funeral that includes personal details like favorite songs, readings, and a…

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  • How to Pay Tribute to Your Veteran Loved One This Memorial Day

    There are many reasons a day like Memorial Day – as Americans honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military – means a great deal to us here at Krause Funeral Homes. Our caring staff has a long history of paying tribute to veterans, and this dedication comes from a…

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  • Coping with Grief in the Spring

    Even with a relatively mild winter (for Wisconsin, that is), our team at Krause Funeral Homes has never been happier to welcome the sunshine and warmth of springtime. We’re guessing our Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield friends and neighbors feel the same, as flowers bloom, beer gardens open, and BBQ season begins. Yet during these…

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  • Frugal Funeral Planning – 10 Tips for a Meaningful and Affordable Tribute

    After a loved one dies, the last thing a family should have to worry about is whether they can afford the kind of funeral they have in mind to honor someone special to them. Our team of professionals here at Krause Funeral Homes genuinely cares about the Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin  families we meet…

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  • Creating a Memorial Garden Helps in Healing After a Loss

    There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “If you want to be happy for a lifetime, be a gardener.” Our Krause Funeral Homes staff wants to give this sentiment a new twist by saying, “If you want help healing after a loss, be a gardener.” In our own lives and through hearing stories from others,…

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  • How to Support a Friend Who Lost Their Pet

    Over the last year, one thing has become abundantly clear: Many Milwaukeeans have turned to their pets to help them endure the challenges that have rolled in one right after another. We can say the same for our staff at Krause Funeral Homes. Our grief therapy dog, Bennie, has brought us so much joy during…

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  • Our Advice on Talking to Children About Death

    Our caring staff talks to children nearly every day here at Krause Funeral Homes, as families gather for a visitation, funeral, and reception to say goodbye to a special person on their life. Likewise, we also hear from Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin parents who share sentiments like, “I have no idea what to say…

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  • How to Know You’ve Chosen the Right Funeral Home

    Talk to anyone who has lost a loved one recently and they’ll likely mention how and why they selected a particular funeral home. Maybe their friend or family member put their own arrangements in place ahead of time, including their preference of funeral home. Maybe generations of family have turned to a certain funeral home…

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  • How To Support Your Spouse After the Loss of a Parent

    Losing a parent – no matter how old you are – is one of the most difficult experiences in life. Our caring team at Krause Funeral Homes sits down every day to plan funerals with Milwaukeeans who are grieving the death of their mother or father. We see the complicated range of emotions that accompanies…

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