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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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Being Green: Caring for the Earth Even in Death

Here at Krause Funeral Home, we don’t believe our job is to simply help you plan a funeral service. It’s to come alongside you in telling the story of a life. That includes incorporating aspects of a person’s interests, hobbies, accomplishments, and perhaps most of all, their values and passions. Many of us know people […]

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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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