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When Final Wishes Clash Within Families

Throughout my decades of funeral service experience, I have been asked many times what it’s like to be a funeral director, and whether my work is somehow depressing and morbid. While it is true that the work I do here, alongside the whole Krause Funeral Home team, is not easy, I always respond that above […]

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Is There a “Best Time” to Have a Funeral?

When a loved one passes away, the family and friends arranging their burial and funeral service always have a lot of questions for our team on the best timing for the farewell. It’s always a delicate topic, which we’re happy to help them navigate. The first thing we always tell them is that unless they […]

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Want to Help Those Who Grieve? Join Us for This Event

In a world that sometimes seems more divided than united, it’s important to remember those things we have in common. As humans, there are many things that make us unique. But there are almost just as many things that we share – experiences, knowledge, interests, and traits that can bring us together. As sad as […]

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Social Media Do’s and Don’ts: 4 Tips to Know Before You Post

Social media has enriched our lives in a lot of different ways. We’ve all heard the stories about the high school sweethearts who reconnected on Facebook and lived happily ever. And many of us have loved ones spread across the country with whom we are able to share photos and keep in touch online in […]

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Keeping Those New Year Resolutions

How’s that list of New Year’s resolutions coming? Forbes has reported that only about 8% of us actually achieve our goals, and it’s generally understood that by this time of the year, most have already abandoned their resolutions. So, if you’re struggling, take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone! One of the most […]

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Love Lost: Is It Ever Too Soon to Move On?

There is an old German proverb that says, “The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.” If that’s true, how much more so is the pain after you lose a spouse or partner? The pain is so intense, there is actually a confirmed phenomenon called the “widowhood effect,” although it […]

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Finding Closure: How Personalization Helps

When people think of a funeral, probably the first thing that comes to mind is that it’s an opportunity to pay tribute to someone who has passed away. What is often less thought of is how important the planning of a funeral service is to your personal grief process. If you talk to someone who […]

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Places to Scatter Ashes Around Milwaukee

More and more people in the Milwaukee area are finding that cremation is a better fit for them. The reasons for opting for cremation vary from family to family, but one of the factors for many is there are so many options with cremation. You can have all the traditional services, such as a visitation, […]

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Funeral Etiquette: What to Do and What Not to Do

When someone you know has a loved one pass away, the funeral is a very important moment for them. It’s a time to express their love and appreciation for their belated friend or family member, as well as to honor them through communicating through the service their loved one’s personality, culture, values, and life achievements. […]

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How to Talk to Your Parents About Preplanning

Here at Krause, we’ve noticed in recent years that more and more people are planning their own funeral. And some choose to do it rather early in life – many as soon as they retire. These people realize that not only are they taking the opportunity to express their own desires about their farewell, they’re […]

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