Why Choose A Family-Owned Funeral Home?


We’ve heard many reminders in recent years – and especially during these last few months – to support locally-owned businesses here in Milwaukee, with more and more people seeing the value of investing in their community in this way. Here at Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, we’re often asked whether there are differences between our family-owned funeral homes and the corporate-owned chains in the area. We always answer with an enthusiastic, “Yes!” – and point out that these differences are significant.

Our family has been committed to serving our friends and neighbors in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin and our experience speaks for itself. Our customers mean everything to us. Our lives are built around this city. Our children attend the schools here and our families attend local places of worship. We know our way around Milwaukee and understand the people and their traditions because this is our home.

This alone sets us apart from large, public corporations. Family business owners care deeply about their reputation and customers – and we’re no exception. We have a personal interest in helping families any way we can. Here are other ways our expert staff shows just how much we care for the families who walk through our doors.

Our personal touch. Since our family has owned and operated Krause Funeral Homes for more than 80 years, we’ve worked hard to earn and maintain the trust of families in the area. For us, it’s not about the bottom line, and our customers aren’t “just a number.” We see you as a valued part of our community, and we will accommodate you however we can. Generations of families have come to us during their time of need, and this doesn’t happen without providing outstanding services and making everyone who comes to us feel valued.

Our customized services. Our hands-on approach at Krause is all about you – not meetings quotas or increasing merchandise sales. We know our success depends on how we treat each family we serve and we are focused on giving families an outstanding experience and providing excellent services. Whether you’re designing a meaningful farewell for a loved one or putting your own funeral preferences in writing, we make every effort to understand your wants, needs, and priorities so your wishes are followed.

Our knowledge of Milwaukee. Being active members of this community is important to us. When it comes to planning a funeral, you want the help of professionals who understand your culture, lifestyle, and values. As fellow Milwaukeeans, we take great pride in our work and the many ways we contribute to those around us. We also have many creative ideas for reflecting a love of Milwaukee during a final tribute. To get a feel for what we mean, take a look at our blog, 5 Ways to Show “Milwaukee Love” at Your Funeral. What better way to pay homage to our city for those of us who are proud to be Milwaukee natives or now consider Milwaukee home? 

Whether you need our assistance with a funeral, burial, or cremation or are considering preplanning your own arrangements, please reach out to our kind and professional staff. We’re always available to your questions, as you can consider us an extended part of your own family.

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