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Back-to-School Tips for Parents…And Grandparents!

Milwaukee-area families are busy – and they’re never busier than at the start of the school year. We understand – many of us on the Krause team are parents, and we know this is an important time of year for moms and dads with school-aged children. Before you start to hunker down for the first […]

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A Funeral Service: Telling the Story of a Life

Books often don’t end after the final words of the last chapter. At times, what you think is the conclusion to the story is actually followed by a single page, bare except for the words, “The End,” and followed by an epilogue. These final pages are a brief, but impactful, continuation of the tale where […]

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Why We Were the First in Milwaukee to Offer Receptions to Families

At Krause Funeral Home, we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to serve you and your family. We know when you come to us to plan a funeral service for a loved one, or to make your own prearrangements, you are expecting us to offer you not just compassion and care, but also the […]

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The Top Five Things to Consider When Preplanning

At Krause Funeral Home, we have seen time and again the peace of mind preplanning your own funeral brings – both for the person planning and for their family. When you contact a member of our caring team, they will work hand in hand with you, listen to your wishes and your needs, and help […]

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How Social Media Has Changed How We Express Sympathy

There is an old Swedish proverb that says, “A joy shared is a double joy. A burden shared is half a burden.” No one knows this better than someone who has walked side by side with a friend who has experienced a loss. Something happens when you share your grief with someone else – while […]

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Beat the Summer Heat – Cool Spots Around Milwaukee

While summer provides a lovely break from the chilly Wisconsin winters, as the temperatures rise here in Milwaukee, Brookfield and New Berlin in July, you may be looking for ways to beat the summer heat. And since the kids and grandkids have been out of school for a month or so, they might be getting […]

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The Top Five Questions to Ask a Cremation Provider

While cremation is becoming an increasingly popular choice for Milwaukee families, it’s important to remember not all cremation providers are equal. Scandals in the media have caused many to be rightfully wary of cremation. On top of that, the choice to cremate can involve personal, religious, or societal beliefs. In some cases, preferences are known […]

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The Four Commitments That Set Krause Apart

  1.) Our Commitment to Excellence Our caring team is trained to handle almost any situation with compassion, dignity, and professionalism. We will pay close attention to every detail – making sure the service meets your wishes, needs, and preferences. You can trust us to not just meet, but exceed, your expectations. 2.) Our Commitment […]

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Accepting Reality: How a Viewing Can Bring Closure

The great French playwright, Molière once said, “If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.” It might be tempting after the loss of someone close to you to try and control the pain by repressing it. Much has been written on the subject, and experts agree that the first stage of grief is […]

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Summer Fun: Top Five Wisconsin Day Trips

At Krause Funeral Home, as we’ve served the families of the Brookfield, Milwaukee, and New Berlin areas, we’ve noticed many grieving families are often left to try and entertain out-of-town visitors after a loss. When a loved one passes, family and friends sometimes gather together from long distances. And families will often use these opportunities […]

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