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How to Slow Down When Planning a Funeral

If you’ve lost someone close to you, you know how the days and weeks that follow are a blur of phone calls, paperwork, and funeral planning. This is compounded by complex feelings of shock, pain, and even guilt that can quickly overwhelm. Since many Milwaukee-area families don’t have a lot of experience planning funerals, the […]

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How the Krause Family and Team Invest in Milwaukee

When you grow up in a community, then dedicate your life to serving the people in it, a passion develops to give back in other ways. At least that’s how our staff feels here at Krause Funeral Homes. For us, it’s not about “talking the talk” when it comes to supporting our great city. It’s […]

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Find Healing Through Funeral Personalization

When a loved one dies, many families say it’s as if life has turned upside down. It feels surreal that someone who was here just yesterday is gone today. The question that comes next is, how will life move on without that person in it? At Krause Funeral Homes, we work with people throughout Milwaukee, […]

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20 Questions to Ask Your Aging Loved Ones This Month

Every day, our Krause Funeral Homes team helps families in the Milwaukee area plan funerals and memorial services for their loved ones. One sentiment we often hear – especially from those who have lost a parent or grandparent – is this: “I spent all that time with them over the years, but I’m realizing there’s […]

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Top 5 Reasons our Krause Staff Loves Milwaukee!

Here at Krause Funeral Homes, our staff is in the unique position of meeting with Milwaukeeans  from every background, every neighborhood, and every walk of life. In our work helping plan funerals, cremations, and burials, we are privileged to serve families from all over Brookfield and New Berlin, and in Milwaukee near Brown Deer Road […]

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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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