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Why a Video Tribute Means so Much

It goes without saying that we have a unique privilege of witnessing and being part of countless funerals and memorial services at Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Services. Helping families in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin plan a tribute for their loved one is not only about honoring a life but it’s also a valuable…

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The Importance of Selecting Your Own Final Resting Place

Over the years, many of our friends and neighbors in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield have said the following to our team here at Krause Funeral Homes: “I had never given much thought to my own funeral or burial – until my loved one died. Since then, I’ve thought a lot about what I’d like…

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10 Ways to Remember Your Loved One This Holiday Season

Christmastime in Milwaukee is, in a word, magical. Ask anyone in Milwaukee, New Berlin, or Brookfield about their holiday traditions and you’re sure to hear about favorite lights displays, favorite Christmas cookies, a favorite skating rink or theater production (likely virtual this year), favorite shops to visit, and the list goes on. For many, it’s…

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What Sets Krause’s Locations Apart?

Many Milwaukeeans don’t thinking about selecting a funeral home . . . until they need their services. All too often, in a fog of shock and grief, they make a hasty decision feeling pressed for time. Here at Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, we want to remind our friends and neighbors just how important…

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What are Our Options? Alternatives to Traditional Funerals

If a member of our care team asked you what you envision for your own funeral, what would you say? Would it look like other services you have attended, perhaps held in a place of worship or a funeral home? Would you want a formal gathering, solemn in nature, with guests dressed in black? Or…

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When You Don’t Know What to Say at a Visitation

We’ve talked to countless people in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield  over the years who have a story like this one:  My elderly neighbor died last week and I read in her online obituary that there’s a visitation, funeral, and reception this weekend. I cared about my neighbor and want to pay my respects, but…

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How to Make a Veteran’s Funeral Special

Our staff at Krause Funeral Homes agrees there is no greater honor than caring for veterans and their families. We will never forget moving moments like these: Soldiers presenting the folded American flag to a grieving family. A bugler playing Taps.  A three-gun volley fired by service members. Krause has a long history of honoring…

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The Importance of Creating New Holiday Traditions After a Loss

We’ve talked with many Milwaukeeans here at Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Services who describe a feeling of melancholy that settles in during late fall. Some call it an emptiness; others refer to it as a sense of dread. At the root, it’s a lingering sadness that a loved one has died and the holidays…

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Why More Milwaukeeans are Preplanning their Own Funeral 

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over this last year, it’s that we have much less control over our circumstances than we think we do. Our expert staff at Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Services has had many conversations about how much we miss “normal” life. Chances are, you can relate on many levels. During…

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Can Cremated Remains Be Divided (and Other Cremation Questions)?

While our care team here at Krause Funeral Homes has extensive knowledge about cremation, we realize this is not the norm. In fact, most families who meet with us at our funeral homes in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin know very little about various end-of-life options – and usually have a lot of questions. We’re…

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