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  • 5 Tips to Help a Grieving Pet

    We meet with Milwaukeeans every day whose lives have been upended after the death of a friend or family member. At the request of many who come to Krause Funeral Homes, our grief therapy dog, Bennie, will join us as we make funeral arrangements, and he’s also available to be part of the serve itself.…

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  • How Preplanning Empowers Your Whole Family

    One of the most common reactions we hear at Krause Funeral Homes after helping someone put their own funeral and burial preferences in writing is this: “I didn’t realize how much preplanning would affect the rest of my family. It has brought us all unexpected peace of mind.” Some Milwaukeeans have very distinct opinions about…

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  • 4 Milwaukee-Area Trails That Take You Off the Beaten Path

    Of all the seasons in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield, fall is the favorite for many of our staff at Krause Funeral Homes. Those of us who grew up here might remember walking to school in September, crunching through leaves along the way. Then taking in the sights and sounds of Halloween in October –…

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  • 5 Unique Ways We Support Families After a Loss

    “A family is a little world created by love.” – Unknown This quote perfectly sums up the way we feel about our family atmosphere at Krause Funeral Homes. We remain a family-operated funeral home in every sense of the word, as we serve our neighbors at four locations throughout Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin. President…

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  • Families are Planning Virtually: What You Need to Know

    As a family-owned funeral home, Krause Funeral Homes has the ability to flex and adapt, avoiding red tape and offering a level of personal care you won’t find anywhere else. Our caring staff goes above and beyond for our Milwaukee neighbors – not because it’s our job but because it’s our way of life. This…

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  • 10 Things that Caught Us Off Guard After a Parent’s Death

    Our Krause Funeral Homes staff deals with loss every day, helping Milwaukee families plan the beautiful send off their loved one deserves. Like anyone, we also experience personal losses that turn our lives upside down – including the death of a parent. It’s hard to even put into words how it feels when a mother…

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  • Why Veterans Services are so Meaningful

    At Krause Funeral Homes, we strongly believe that every veteran needs to be honored and remembered. For our staff, saluting those who have served and sacrificed for America’s freedom extends far beyond Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Paying tribute to veterans and expressing appreciation to their families is a way of life. We take this…

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  • When it’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Pet

    “Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” — Anatole France Those who have known the love of a dog, cat, or other pet understand this truth: Your pet is never “just a dog” or “just a cat.” Our Krause Funeral Home team has heard from many in and around…

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  • Remember Your Veteran with a Memorial Keepsake

    Krause Funeral Home has a long history of honoring veterans in and around Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin. Our dedication is deeply personal, as the second generation of Krause funeral directors all served their country proudly. We cannot overstate the importance of paying tribute to military heroes, who give so much of themselves to protect the…

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  • Celebrant or Clergy: Who Should Conduct the Funeral?

    While some Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin families who meet with us at Krause Funeral Homes have made funeral arrangements for a loved one in the past, many are new to the planning process. They often have questions about the details involved, including how to make the send-off personal, whether they should have a visitation…

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