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4 Ways to Be the Worst Funeral Guest . . . Ever!

We’ve all been there. That moment at a funeral where someone does something inappropriate and everyone cringes. Most funeral goers are well-meaning people – after all, they’re there to offer love and support to the bereaved. But it’s important to be educated about funeral etiquette. A funeral really is an incredibly important moment for a […]

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Why Is Having a Funeral So Important?

It’s a question many families throughout Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield ask us often at Krause Funeral Homes: “Is a funeral worth the effort and expense?” Some even wonder if it would be easier on a grieving family to avoid the formalities. As if not having a service would help them “get over” their grief […]

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5 Tips for Improving Your Life in 2019

Life can be broken down into many chapters, and 2019 is the perfect opportunity to start a brand new one. But let’s shake things up a bit and take the focus off resolutions. After all, studies show that less than 10 percent of people who make resolutions manage to stick them for more than a […]

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A Thankful Close to the Year

Two words you’ll hear often around Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Service are, “Thank you!” In our day-to-day lives, helping Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin families with funerals, cremations, and burials, we know a little gratitude can go a long way to healing and bolstering the spirit. That’s why our staff finds it important to […]

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Our Cremation Process: Why It Matters

While it’s not right for everyone, all across the country, more people than ever are selecting cremation, with cremation rates expected to reach nearly 79% by 2035. Families in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin are no exception, with many opting for cremation due to convenience, greater religious acceptance, matters of finance, and fewer adherences to […]

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Top 4 Places to See Christmas Lights in Milwaukee County

If you lived in Milwaukee, Brookfield, or New Berlin during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, do you remember when Santa arrived in town by helicopter? That was quite a novelty at the time, as those on our Krause Funeral Homes team with that special memory can attest! Christmastime in our area has always been chock […]

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3 Ways to Capture a Lifetime of Memories in One Service

When a loved one dies, is it truly possible to convey all that made them so special during their funeral service? Our answer at Krause Funeral Home is an emphatic “yes” – and we’ve had more than eight decades of experience helping our neighbors in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield do exactly that. The best […]

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Another Holiday Without Them: Managing Grief Years After a Loss

Grief doesn’t come with a timeline. Many people we talk to here at Krause Funeral Homes in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield wish it did. But as anyone familiar with grief understands, some days are harder than others. Some years are harder than others. There are breakthroughs and setbacks, unexpected triggers and resolutions. While grief […]

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The Power of a Grateful Heart

Here in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield, we get a front row seat for Mother Nature’s annual show every fall. By this time of year, the trees may be bare and the evening light, brief. But brisk mornings, the earthy smell of the air, and the sound of leaves crunching underfoot – talk about reasons […]

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In Person or Online: A Tale of Two Planners

Every day, we talk to many people in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield who haven’t given much thought to preplanning their arrangements. In some cases, they didn’t even know it was a possibility. Others simply haven’t gotten around to it, or are putting it off until they’re older. But our team at Krause Funeral Homes […]

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