3 Ways to Capture a Lifetime of Memories in One Service


When a loved one dies, is it truly possible to convey all that made them so special during their funeral service? Our answer at Krause Funeral Home is an emphatic “yes” – and we’ve had more than eight decades of experience helping our neighbors in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield do exactly that.

The best way to commemorate – and celebrate – a beloved friend or family member is by adding unique, personal details to their funeral, visitation, reception, and burial. And at Krause, the options for personalization are nearly endless. As you think about planning your own arrangements, or as you turn to us for help in organizing a funeral for a loved one, consider these ideas that help capture a person’s essence, while creating memories to last a lifetime.

  1. Create a tribute video

Photos bring people back to specific moments in time. This is why editing together favorite photos from a person’s life is so meaningful; it helps you feel a little closer to the one you’ve lost. Our staff can create a tribute video to be shown during the visitation or service, or as a private remembrance for your family. We can also link the video from your loved one’s online obituary, so others can see it or share it to social media.

  1. Set up a display table

The possibilities are endless when it comes to incorporating your loved one’s unique interests, passions, and accolades. Did your friend or family member have a cherished collection they enjoyed adding to over the years? Set it up alongside other favorite personal items. If a loved one was a fan of books or recipes, create a feel of a cozy library by setting out their beloved books and/or recipe cards. Or think of how beautiful a presentation of favorite flowers or plants could look, complete with seeds for a favorite flower given out as take-home gifts.

  1. Hold a reception after the service

After the funeral service is over, imagine everyone gathering to toast your loved one with his or her favorite wine or beer. Or sitting down to enjoy their favorite meal, all while sharing stories and memories from the comfort of our beautiful facilities. Gathering with friends and family in remembrance adds so much to a funeral or visitation, and our food and drink offerings enhance the experience. Krause is the first funeral home in Wisconsin to obtain a state license to offer in-house catering facilities, including beer and wine. We can arrange everything from hors d’ oeuvres and a chic cocktail reception, to a homestyle buffet or a cozy sit-down dinner. You can count on our professional team to create a one-of-a-kind event celebrating what made your loved one so special.

No matter how you’d like to pay tribute, we’re here to walk with you through every step. It’s what we do best. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us when the time comes.

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