Who Do You Trust to Plan Your Funeral?


Pop quiz: What year did Krause Funeral Homes open its first location on 90th and Capitol Drive?

  1. A) 1942
  2. B) 1958
  3. C) 1976

If you answered 1958, you are correct! It’s no wonder generations of families think of Krause as a mainstay in the Milwaukee area. After all, we got our start back when the Milwaukee Brewers were the Milwaukee Braves, when so many residents were buying cars it overwhelmed the streets, and ironically, when busses began replacing streetcars.

We have a long history of helping our friends and neighbors throughout Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin during some of their most difficult moments. Our staff realizes that when families come to us, they have confidence we’ll take care of everything when it comes to the funeral, burial, and cremation. Families need to know we will help design a service that speaks to who their loved one was – and how they want to be remembered. This makes for an unforgettable personal tribute, as we have countless ways to incorporate a person’s unique interests, passions, and accolades.

This makes us think of the avid Harley rider whose family requested our Harley-Davidson motorcycle hearse, then brought a personal bike into the visitation room with riding gear placed around it. Or how we’ve parked a favorite Corvette or Model A at the funeral home entrance for all to see. We’ve distributed a recipe card featuring a “secret” recipe from a loved one who was inarguably the best cook in the family. To us, these personal details are what make a funeral special.

Milwaukee may seem like a huge city to some, but those of us who grew up here prefer to think of it as a “big small town.” Because of that, we know there’s a good chance we’ll see the families we serve while out and about in the community. Families like yours are our neighbors and friends. You can’t always find that level of care and accountability at a corporate-run firm. They have their own interests and are often tied up in corporate red tape. At a family-owned funeral home like Krause, we have the flexibility to provide the services you want; your and your family’s happiness is top of mind.

Plus, since we’ve been a part of this community for so long, we are intimate with the beliefs, cultures, and traditions of the people who live here. We work with families in planning a visitation, service, and reception so each element of the final farewell is truly special and tells your loved one’s story.

When you walk into our facilities in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin, we want you to feel right at home. We do everything possible to create a warm environment where we can take care of you. We even have our beloved grief therapy dog named Bennie on hand to bring a special kind of comfort to those who need it.  We know it’s the little things that make the difference, and will treat you with the same kind of compassion and respect we would extend to our own family at such a difficult time.

Whether you need our assistance today, or would like to take control and preplan your own funeral arrangements, our Krause team is ready to help. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us anytime.

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