Grief

  • How Pets Help Through Grief

    Moving through grief after the death of a loved one is one of the most difficult parts of losing them. At Krause Funeral Home, we know how challenging this time of life can be and want to help our neighbors in Brookfield, New Berlin, and Milwaukee find ways to cope with heavy feelings of loss.…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Coping With Grief During the Warmer Months

      Moving through grief is uniquely difficult during the warmer months here in Brookfield, New Berlin, and Milwaukee. It may seem strange to feel sad when the days are sunny and the weather is warm. At Krause, our team knows how grief can often feel more intense at this time of year. The summer months…

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  • Grieving the Loss of a Child on Father’s Day

    Grieving the death of a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences in life. When the loved one is your child, the loss is often even more intensely felt. If you’ve lost a child, Father’s Day and the days leading up to the holiday can be especially tough. Here at Krause Funeral Home,…

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  • The Physical Effects of Grief

    When a loved one dies, the resulting grief may affect the entire body. At Krause Funeral Home, we know how difficult it can be to go about your everyday habits after you’ve experienced a significant loss, especially when you’re feeling the physical effects of grief. These may be particularly troubling if you can’t identify grief…

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  • How to Support Grieving Mothers on Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day can be a stressful time for mothers who are in the midst of grieving their beloved child. A grieving mother may not wish to celebrate the holiday at all. Our team at Krause Funeral Home recognizes how hard it can be to know how to support grieving mothers at this time of year.…

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