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Be Prepared: Top 10 Documents to Have in Order Before Death

We’ve all heard stories about those who kept the details of their finances and important documents to themselves – only to die leaving their loved ones in the dark. Here at Krause Funeral Homes, our staff meets with Milwaukee-area families every day who are caught off guard by just how much needs to done after […]

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The Differences Between a Funeral Director and a Celebrant

One of the things we are most proud about here at Krause Funeral Homes is our ability to meet the needs of all families in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin. Living and serving in such a diverse community means we have the honor of helping people from many different cultures, traditions, and religions. We realize […]

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A Milwaukee Tradition: Top Places to View Fireworks

With June’s chilly, rainy weather, it’s hard to believe July 4th is right around the corner! Milwaukee is famous for its Independence Day celebrations, including fireworks shows, parades, and festivals, and our team at Krause Funeral Homes wants to give you a rundown of our favorites in the area. Whether you live in Brookfield or […]

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Who Do You Trust to Plan Your Funeral?

Pop quiz: What year did Krause Funeral Homes open its first location on 90th and Capitol Drive? A) 1942 B) 1958 C) 1976 If you answered 1958, you are correct! It’s no wonder generations of families think of Krause as a mainstay in the Milwaukee area. After all, we got our start back when the […]

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4 Quiet Milwaukee Spots for Reflection When Grieving

Life moves fast in a city like Milwaukee, but there are times it’s imperative to slow down and take a deep breath. The days, weeks, and months after losing someone you love is definitely one of those times. Our staff at Krause Funeral Homes knows firsthand how difficult and confusing the grieving process can be. […]

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When the Time Comes, Choose a Neighbor Who Cares

One of the greatest challenges after a loved one dies is having to manage a dizzying amount of logistics while facing a tidal wave of emotions. What family and friends do you need to notify? Did your loved one have preferences about cremation or traditional burial? Which funeral home should you contact to help you […]

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Funeral Transportation: A History

Part of what we do here at Krause Funeral Homes is make sure families in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield are aware of all we have to offer when it comes to funeral services, cremation arrangements, or burial options. We want as many details as possible to have a personal touch so a loved one’s final […]

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When You Can’t Get Back to Normal After a Loved One Dies

“I used to enjoy life; now it feels pointless.” “I just can’t focus. My mind wanders constantly. All I want to do is stay home and watch TV.” “Whenever I go out, I’m reminded of my loved one. It’s easier to hide away than deal with the pain.” Over the years, our friends and neighbors […]

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5 Signature Services That Set Us Apart

Here at Krause Funeral Homes, our staff often asks the question, “What else can we do to help families during the most difficult times of their lives?” For us, walking alongside our neighbors in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin is a privilege we never take for granted. Since we opened the doors of our first […]

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Celebrating African American Funeral Traditions

Since Krause Funeral Homes opened its flagship location on Capitol Drive back in 1958, we’ve made it our mission to serve every family who walks through our doors with respect and compassion. Over the years, as we’ve expanded to Brookfield, New Berlin, and our facility on Brown Deer Road, our multi-cultural staff has established a […]

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