Most Milwaukeeans are not familiar with the ins and outs of funerals, traditional burials, and cremation – until they are faced with the death of a loved one. Here at Krause Funeral Homes, our care team has extensive knowledge on these topics, and will explain options and services with understanding and compassion.
When it comes to cremation in particular, more people than ever before have questions and concerns, and might not be sure where to turn. In this blog, we’ll address the most common questions we hear and provide the information you need. As you read, remember that no matter what is driving your choices when it comes to end-of-life decisions—whether it is family legacy, a faith tradition, or unique customs—Krause Funeral Homes is here to help you make the perfect choice for you and your family.
This is a very personal decision and is often made based on individual beliefs, values, and preferences. People choose cremation for different reasons including matters of finance, convenience, greater religious acceptance, and fewer adherences to family traditions. Our staff can help you understand all of your options and make decisions along the way. If you have strong opinions on the topic, we recommend that you preplan your own arrangements so your family is perfectly clear on what you wanted.
Some people think if they are cremated, they cannot have a funeral. That is not the case. Families want to tell the story of their loved one’s life, and pay tribute in a meaningful way. The good news is that the Krause Funeral Homes team provides many avenues to do so. The majority of our services and personalization options, such as a traditional funeral service, visitation, video tributes, live music, reception, and more are all available to families who choose cremation.
3. “What happens to the cremated remains after a cremation?”
There are several options including placing some or all of the cremated remains in a beautiful decorative urn, memorial keepsakes, or remembrance jewelry. We can also help arrange a final resting place for the remains, such as burial or interment in a mausoleum or cremation niche. If scattering is your choice, we can help you determine local and state regulations, as well as plan a meaningful memorial.
4.“I want my cremated remains scattered in the lake. Is this legal?”
A scattering can be held anywhere as long as it is permitted by local regulations. Krause Funeral Homes can help facilitate scattering discussions with the proper authorities.
5. “How do I know I can trust you as a cremation provider?”
Krause Funeral Homes gives added peace of mind to those choosing cremation, as we own and operate our own crematory, and we are the only cremation provider in Milwaukee County who can offer the Cremation with Confidence™ Guarantee. Unlike other funeral homes and cremation societies who outsource cremation to third-party providers, your loved one remains in our diligent and professional care. Our 10-step process ensures your loved one is treated with dignity and respect.
Whether you’ve just started to research end-of-life decisions or you’re thinking about putting your own funeral plans in place, we’d encourage you to check out our classes and seminars as a way to explore your options. If a death has just occurred, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. We are honored to help you however we can.