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Is Traditional Burial “Better” than Cremation?

Families have to make many important and deeply personal decisions after a loved one dies, including whether to choose traditional burial or cremation. Often, this decision is a complicated one due to conflicting opinions, religious convictions, and financial considerations. That’s where the professional staff at Krause Funeral Homes comes in. We know a meaningful tribute […]

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What Does it Mean to Celebrate a Life?

Many of our neighbors in the Milwaukee area have likely attended at least a few funerals that feel formal and somber, as friends and family gather for a service, then reconvene near the gravesite to witness their loved one being laid to rest. Some who are grieving take comfort in these traditions and want the […]

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3 Ways to Make the Reception Unforgettable

Gathering together after losing someone special is a tradition for many in the Milwaukee area. It’s also an essential step in the grieving process. It’s a time to catch up with family and friends, pay tribute to the person who meant so much, and share stories and memories in their honor. Krause Funeral Homes & […]

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Krause Funeral Home: Our Family Serving Yours for 80 Years

Family-owned businesses, such as Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, build their reputation by delivering on their promises. For the Krause family, this means surpassing expectations as we serve our neighbors in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin. Our family has owned and operated Krause Funeral Homes for more than 80 years. We realize our neighbors […]

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What Does Denial Look Like After a Loss?

Death always comes as a shock, whether sudden and unexpected or following a long illness. For more than 80 years, our Krause Funeral Home team has worked with families throughout the Milwaukee area, and we know how devastating it is to lose a loved one. Many have told us it’s as if their world has […]

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The Many Ways Krause Creates Meaningful Cremation Services

Fifty years ago, only a tiny fraction of Americans – 3.6% – chose cremation. Now, that number hovers right around 50% and is increasing rapidly every year. Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Service has been serving Milwaukee-area families for more than 80 years, and our staff has certainly noticed more families choosing cremation over that […]

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9 of our Favorite Back to School Safety Tips

Can you believe it’s that time again? Children throughout Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield are gearing up for another year of school, while parents are giving a cheer or shedding a tear (or maybe both) that summer is winding down. Our caring staff at Krause Funeral Home knows these emotions firsthand! We also know the […]

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Are Flowers Still the Best Way to Express Condolences?

Here’s a strange but true fact, as found in the Guinness Book of World Records: Giving flowers as a tribute to someone who has died is the world’s oldest form of human ritual. Flowers have been used to celebrate and commemorate every aspect of life, from birth through death, for tens of thousands of years […]

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How Will You Build Your Legacy?

In working with families around the Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin area, we talk a lot about the idea of leaving a legacy. What exactly do we mean by that? In other words . . . how will you be remembered? What contributions have you made to your family, your community, and the world that […]

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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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