How to Know You’ve Chosen the Right Funeral Home
Talk to anyone who has lost a loved one recently and they’ll likely mention how and why they selected a particular funeral home. Maybe their friend or family member put their own arrangements in place ahead of time, including their preference of funeral home. Maybe generations of family have turned to a certain funeral home in the Milwaukee area, and they followed suit. Perhaps they called around to different funeral homes to see what each offered and how they differentiated themselves from the rest.
The staff at Krause Funeral Homes understands that choosing a funeral home is a significant decision to make during an already difficult time. We’re here to help our Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin neighbors any way we can, including providing information to make this decision easier.
After a loved one dies and your family needs the services of a funeral home, keep these factors in mind:
Does the staff have knowledge of my loved one’s specific culture and religion? Milwaukee is diverse and you need a funeral home that is knowledgeable about your specific customs and traditions. With our decades of experience, we assure families that the services they select will reflect their faith and culture. Since we are an integral part of the Milwaukee community – most of us were born and raised here – we also understand values and traditions of those who live here, and know how to incorporate them into a final farewell.
How much do different services cost? The cost of a funeral is dependent on what options you choose, and you need to make sure your funeral home offers a variety that suits your preferences. We offer a wide range of funeral, cremation, and burial options for all budgets. We’re here to help you tell the story of a life, and we proudly do that while keeping our costs reasonable. You can also prepay for your own funeral to ensure today’s cost.
Is the funeral home easy to find? The location of the funeral home should be convenient to you and your guests. If you’ve had the experience of getting lost or having trouble with parking when attending a funeral, you know how frustrating and nerve wracking this can be. When it comes to our four locations in Milwaukee on Capitol Drive and Brown Deer Road, and in Brookfield, and New Berlin, you can rest assured they are easy to find and access. Plus, every aspect of each facility is carefully designed and decorated for a family’s optimal comfort.
When it comes to a facility, ask yourself these questions:
- Is the interior and exterior clean and well-kept?
- Is there enough space for all visitors?
- How do you feel about the décor? Does it suit your taste?
Being aware of your wants and needs will help you make the best choice for your family.
Does the funeral home offer the services we have in mind? You want to be sure the funeral home you select offers all of the services you want, from transportation options to military honors and veteran benefits to ways to add a personal touch to the funeral, reception, or burial. We take pride in providing all of the above – and so much more. Our staff is here for families before, during, and after the funeral is over making sure your needs are met. This includes our aftercare services, such as our interactive grief support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It’s also important to note that since we’re owned and operated by a family, we have the flexibility to do what it takes to meet your needs, without the trappings of corporate red tape. Our compassion and care come across in everything we do because it’s genuine!
Selecting the right funeral home is a significant decision, but we are here to make it easier. Contact us today to speak with a member of our staff about questions you have or about the many ways we can assist you.