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Should You Have a Visitation?

Krause Funeral Homes has been a part of Milwaukee County for over 80 years. Because of our longevity in the community, it is true we have been serving some families for generations. But from time to time, a family will come to us that has never had to plan a funeral before. As you can […]

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Cremation with Confidence: Our Guarantee to Your Family

Unfortunately, Milwaukee County families don’t have to look too hard to find recent examples of cremations gone awry. Sometimes, the mistakes by cremation providers are honest mistakes – the result of human error. Other times, it’s gross negligence and a disregard for the preciousness of human life. Regardless of how it happens, when there is […]

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Best Places to See Fall Colors in Milwaukee

Crimson, gold, rose, cinnamon, orange, rust, and yellow. Just looking at the names of these colors makes the Krause family think of fall: cooler nights, sunny days, cozy sweaters, and the smell of burning leaves are enough to get us all in the mood for an outing to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage in and […]

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The Four Most Popular Personalization Options

At Krause Funeral Homes, one of the questions we are often asked is: “How can I make the service for my loved one feel more personal?” This is a question our experienced team welcomes from the Milwaukee-area families we serve, knowing how much a meaningful service can help their grief process as well as continue […]

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Why You Should Include Receptions in Your Prearrangements

The world is like a library filled with books, with each person contributing his or her own volume. And everyone wants to be sure that when they leave the earth, their story will still be told. You can be a part of making sure this happens by preplanning your own funeral arrangements with Krause Funeral […]

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The Daily Nature of Dealing with Grief

As the season turns to fall, the changing leaves and chill in the air can be a reminder that life is in a constant cycle of change that includes both new life as well as death. At Krause Funeral Homes, we have observed that the grief journey is also very cyclical as you experience one […]

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Cremation: Your Choices for Permanent Memorialization

If there is one thing we’ve learned in our 80 years of serving Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield families, it’s that people in our community want options. And with cremation rates rising every year, we knew in order to stay relevant for area families, we would need to provide as many permanent memorialization options with […]

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The Essential Elements of a Proper Condolence

When a friend or family member loses a loved one, you want to be there for them. There are many ways you can be present for someone, and one of the primary ways is through a written or spoken condolence. Whether you make a phone call to the bereaved, send them a card after the […]

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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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