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Mid-Year Check-in: Are You Reaching Your Planning Goals?

The summer months in Milwaukee County are pure magic, aren’t they? Lakefront festivals, beer gardens (complete with polka music), Brewer’s games, farmer’s markets – we could go on and on! Plus, if you’re anything like our team at Krause Funeral Home, there is not a minute you take this warm Wisconsin weather for granted. While […]

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Things to Do in Milwaukee County For the 4th of July

If there’s one area that knows how to celebrate Independence Day with a bang, it’s Milwaukee County! Our great city on the Great Lake is brimming with activities for the whole family, and our team at Krause Funeral Homes is excited to share a few of our favorites. Whether you’re in Brookfield or New Berlin, […]

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Bennie Krause: Not Your Ordinary Family Dog!

If you’ve been to Krause Funeral Homes recently, you’ve probably met Bennie. If you haven’t had the pleasure of spending time with him, we’d be happy to introduce you! Bennie is a Portuguese waterdog with big brown eyes and a joyful spirit, whose “parents” are none other than Krause Funeral Home president Mark Krause and […]

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My Parents Don’t Want to Preplan. How Can I Convince Them?

If there’s a question our team at Krause Funeral Home has heard time and time again over the years from families in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin, it’s this: “My parents are resistant to preplanning their funerals, but I know how much it will help our family. What should I do?” No doubt about it, […]

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Youth and Funerals

The Funeral Service Foundation created this video in collaboration with funeral service professionals and grief and bereavement experts committed to helping families and caregivers understand the role funerals and memorializaton play in the lives of youth. Youth & Funerals from The Funeral Service Foundation Watch now on Vimeo In addition to the video please take […]

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Five Ways to Make Your Dad Feel Special

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and with that often comes concern about finding the “perfect gift” for Dad. Whether you’re a wife, daughter, or son, you want to give a gift that will be enjoyed and used. But as many families in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield know, dads can be notoriously hard […]

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School’s Out! Connect with Neighbors and Help Your Community

The whole team at Krause Funeral Homes been waiting a long time to say this (especially with our never-ending winter!) . . . summer is here! For many families in Brookfield, New Berlin, and Milwaukee, the next few months are going to be filled with Brewers games, trips to the beach, festivals of all kinds, […]

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Gone but Never Forgotten: Beloved War Heroes from Wisconsin

Every veteran has a unique story to tell. Krause Funeral Homes has a long history of honoring veterans, and this dedication comes from a very personal place: The second generation of Krause funeral directors all took great pride in serving their country. Today, our professional staff in Brookfield and New Berlin, and on Capitol Drive […]

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Tips for Writing Your Loved One’s Eulogy

We’ve probably all heard a eulogy delivered at a funeral service that stuck with us. Without a doubt, stories told about a loved one who has died often elicit incredibly strong emotions, particularly during a time of grief. Our caring team at Krause Funeral Homes knows how difficult it can be to write and deliver […]

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My Loved One Said, “No Funeral.” What Should I Do?

This is an issue we hear about time and time again at Krause Funeral Homes: Loved ones who make it clear they do not want a funeral or memorial service after they die. They might be thinking they are sparing their family the hassle and expense, but what they often don’t realize is the healing […]

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