Here at Krause Funeral Homes, our staff is in the unique position of meeting with Milwaukeeans from every background, every neighborhood, and every walk of life. In our work helping plan funerals, cremations, and burials, we are privileged to serve families from all over Brookfield and New Berlin, and in Milwaukee near Brown Deer Road or Capitol Drive.
We’ve been doing so for over 80 years, and as a family-owned funeral home, we take our work and our role in this community very seriously. For us, helping people during hard times is much more than a job; it’s a calling – and we feel honored that so many turn to us for help when they need it.
Krause President Mark Krause and most of our staff grew up here in the area and admit to being a little biased when talking about the many reasons we’re proud to call Milwaukee home. We’ve narrowed it down to our top 5 – and that doesn’t even include any food or drink (something we have many strong opinions about)! See if you agree with why we think our hometown is the crème de la crème:
- Milwaukee has so much to offer families.
Did you know the average commute time in Milwaukee is right around 20 minutes? And that you can drive almost anywhere in the metropolitan area in that same amount of time (barring rush hour)? If you have children, you know that less time in the car means less time listening to bickering from the back seat – and more time with each other at home or your destination of choice. Beyond the ability to spend quality time with one another, Milwaukee boasts more than 150 parks, a host of museums, and one of the finest zoos in the country. With so many options, there’s never a day we’re left wondering what to do with the family.
- Milwaukee’s festival scene is second to none.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, there are major events scheduled every weekend throughout the city. Of course, there are the biggies like Summerfest, Jazz in the Park, Chill on the Hill, and Bastille Days. But our tried and true favorites also include church festivals, block parties, and even the celebratory atmosphere at our local farmers markets.
- Milwaukee’s beaches look and feel like the ocean.
There’s something about seeing a car with a surfboard strapped to the top that makes us feel like we’re in some exotic locale – yet we see this often on our waterfront! Our Midwestern city has the vibe of a coastal one, with volleyball on the beach, sailboats bobbing in the marinas, and views that are reminiscent of the Pacific. Not to mention endless opportunities for recreation from kayaking and swimming to fishing and, yes, surfing.
- Milwaukee has the options of a metropolis with the feel of a big small town.
One of the perks of living in a city is that there are always things to do – day and night, on weekdays and weekends. The quantity and quality of music, sports, and theater offerings in our community are impressive on every level, not to mention easy to access. And let’s not forget about our local music scene, independent galleries, and endless fun activities like mini golf, duckpin or lawn bowling, batting cages, and rock climbing. Really, there’s something for everyone.
- In the end (literally and figuratively), it’s all about the people.
Milwaukeeans looks out for one another. We see this every day inside our funeral homes, and as we’re out and about in area churches, cemeteries, and people’s homes. The genuine, courteous nature of our Milwaukee neighbors is especially obvious during the tough times in life. Over and over again, we’ve watched communities unite to support families, and families come together to buoy one another. The bottom line is that our citizens rally behind those in need – and there’s nothing more special than that.
Whether you’re a Milwaukee native or have relocated here, we hope you’ll let our professional staff help you when the time comes. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions, or to meet us and tour our four Milwaukee-area funeral homes.