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Personal Touches for an Unforgettable Tribute

Have you attended a funeral where you felt the family truly captured what made their loved one special? Maybe they had a treasured car or motorcycle parked outside of the funeral home. Maybe the person who died enjoyed a certain type of music and a live band played their favorite songs at the reception. Maybe…

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Now You Can Make Funeral Arrangements Virtually

Over the years here at Krause Funeral Homes, we’ve repeatedly run into situations like this when a family needs to plan a funeral: Diane called us because her mother died and she wanted to have a service and reception at our location in Brookfield. But there’s a problem: Diane’s sister wants to assist with the…

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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…

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When Someone You Love Takes Their Own Life

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, an opportunity to shed light on a topic that has affected many of us in a devastating way. Every year, thousands of people die by suicide, leaving behind friends and family members to navigate a tragic loss. At Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, our caring team knows this…

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How a Parent’s Death Changes Us Forever

Nothing can prepare a person for the death of their mother or father. There is no way around the powerful pain of this loss or its all-encompassing effects. After all, no one in the world can replace a parent. This death leaves behind a gaping hole that can never be filled. At Krause Funeral Homes…

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5 Ways Preplanning Your Own Arrangements Can Simplify Your Life

If we were to ask you the following questions, how would you respond? When you think of your own funeral, do you want it to be somber and small, or more like a party celebrating your life? What songs would you like to be played? Are there any special readings you’d want featured? Do you…

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What to Say and What NOT to Say to a Grieving Loved One

When a friend or family member is grieving the death of a loved one, it can be hard to know what to say or do. We’ve talked to some Milwaukeeans who are nervous to reach out because they’re afraid to say the wrong thing. Others feel so awkward they wonder if they should say anything…

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How to Cope When a Loved One is Near Death

When Milwaukee families meet with our staff  at Krause Funeral Homes to plan a funeral, they share stories about their loved ones and often tell us about their final days together. The time leading up to death can be filled with emotion and unexpected changes. Consider Mary’s story. “We could see that my mom was…

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5 Ways to Enjoy Summer 2020 in Milwaukee!

Tell us if you can relate: You wake up in the morning, remember that it’s summer in Milwaukee, and then reality sets in: Most of your favorite warm-weather events, festivals, and activities have been cancelled. It’s disappointing to be sure, but as our care team at  Krause Funeral Home has discussed, there are still plenty…

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Why You Can Trust Krause During Your Time of Need

When life is moving along as usual, the death of a loved one can be heartbreaking. During these last few months of crisis, the heartbreak has taken on a new depth and intensity. Our Krause Funeral Home staff wants our Milwaukee friends and neighbors to know we are always here for you when you need…

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