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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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Is a Celebrant the Right Choice For You?

For Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Service, part of providing excellent care to the people of Milwaukee includes being able to serve the needs of all families. The Milwaukee area is incredibly diverse, and Krause prides itself on serving a variety of people representing several different cultures, traditions, and religions. We know how to help […]

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What Family Ownership Means For You

Since my grandfather began Krause Funeral Home many decades ago, my family has been committed to serving the families of Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin during some of their most difficult moments. It’s not just a job for us; it truly is our family’s calling. Every day, I hear about more and more family-owned funeral […]

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How to Talk to Children About Losing Someone They Loved

It’s a parent’s natural inclination to protect his or her child from being hurt, and there are few pains like the loss of a loved one. But death is an inevitable part of life, and it’s important for parents to teach their children how to cope with grief. Many parents are hesitant to allow children […]

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Honoring Those Who Gave Their All

The last Monday of May. For many the day off marks the official start of summer – a day to barbecue, maybe spend time on the water, and have fun with family and friends. But the meaning behind Memorial Day goes so much deeper than just a good time. This is something we’re keenly aware […]

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Do You Have Confidence in Your Cremation Provider?

There are many factors that go into choosing a funeral home. For most Milwaukee-area families, a professional, compassionate staff and a variety of service and personalization options are at the top of their list. Many say they chose us because they knew we were a family-owned business with family values at the core of everything […]

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Turning a Reception into a Moment of Healing

Did you know Krause Funeral Homes and Cremation Service was the first funeral home, not just in New Berlin, Brookfield, and Milwaukee, but in the entire state of Wisconsin to obtain a state license to offer in-house catering facilities, including beer and wine? When we tell families this is an option for them, more often than not […]

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Bringing Them Home – When a Death Occurs While Traveling

More so than ever before, travel is becoming a part of people’s lives here in Milwaukee and New Berlin. With airfare as accessible and inexpensive as it is today, people are traveling for business or pleasure at record rates. About 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every day, and many of them plan to travel when […]

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The Hope of Spring: Finding Strength After a Loss

While it may not be time to break out the swimsuits quite yet, we are a few weeks into Spring and can soon look forward to the snow melting and the chill in the air giving way to warm breezes. As we see grasses and trees green and flowers sprout in the Spring sun, our […]

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