Have you attended a funeral where you felt the family truly captured what made their loved one special? Maybe they had a treasured car or motorcycle parked outside of the funeral home. Maybe the person who died enjoyed a certain type of music and a live band played their favorite songs at the reception. Maybe their signature drink was served, featuring a special toast followed by a time to share stories and memories.
Our staff has helped design all kinds of funerals at our facilities in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin and can tell you that the details make a final farewell memorable. When you choose Krause Funeral Homes, there are many unique touches we can weave throughout the event. Consider these examples that will help you tell the story of your loved one’s life.
We ask the family to select a favorite photo to display in our frames by the register station. Copies will then be given to you to bring home and hang in a special place.
Using 30-50 favorite photos (hard copies or digital), we will create a tribute video to be shown during the visitation or gathering service, or as a private remembrance for your family. If you would like the photos to appear in a particular order, simply write a number on the back. We can also link the video to the web so other family and friends can see it and get copies of pictures, if desired.
We can include our tribute balloon release for the service, committal, or private family gathering. Other releases are also available.
Memory candle and candle lighting tribute
For many families, the key to a meaningful service is the special people who participate in it. Both the tribute release and the candlelight service provide wonderful opportunities to include family members and friends. The candle with personalized picture and background will be sent home with you as a keepsake.
Offer drinks, refreshments, or a complete meal
Taking the time to allow friends and family to come together in remembrance at a reception adds another layer of meaning and warmth to a funeral. Offering snacks and drinks or a complete sit-down dinner can be a wonderful way to make loved ones feel cared for and welcome. As the first funeral home in Wisconsin to obtain a state license to offer in-house catering facilities, including beer and wine, we can arrange a casual meal or wine-and-dine your guests. Our facilities in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin make holding a reception easier than ever.
No matter how you choose to personalize your service, know we are always here to answer your questions and meet your wishes to create a special tribute to your loved one.