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What Do I Do When My Loved One Passes Away Suddenly?

The death of a loved one is always traumatic, even when it is expected. But when a loved one dies suddenly, your feelings of grief can make the planning process seem overwhelming. It can be difficult to know what to do next. At Krause Funeral Homes, we have many years of experience serving Milwaukee-area families […]

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The Healing Power of Animals

At Krause Funeral Homes, we have observed that every grief journey is unique. You may experience different feelings at different times than others in your own family who miss the same loved one. Of course, your approach to coping with feelings of sadness, despair, and loss is also unique. Here at Krause Funeral Homes, each […]

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Expressing Gratitude During Difficult Times

With fall in full swing, the holiday season is officially upon us. The team at Krause Funeral Homes looks forward to this time of year in anticipation of the wonderful sights, sounds, and flavors of the Thanksgiving season! And fall in Milwaukee and New Berlin is always so beautiful. It is also a time of […]

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Choosing a Funeral Officiant

There are few moments in life as important as a funeral or memorial service. It’s an opportunity for Milwaukee County families to say a final good-bye – by expressing thoughts, precious memories, and feelings. It’s also a chance to tell the story of a life and honor a person’s contribution to the world. Because it’s […]

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What Should I Send? And Other Funeral Etiquette Tips

When someone dies, it is often difficult to know how to show your support to the loved one’s family. Of course, you know they are probably feeling sad, shocked, overwhelmed, angry – or any combination of those things. What might make you feel better when you are feeling that way may not be the same […]

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Spooky Treats Around Milwaukee

It’s officially fall in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin – one of the Krause team’s favorite times of the year. In addition to the natural beauty of the fall colors around us and the crisp air and chilly nights, one of the holidays we love best is right around the corner…Halloween is upon us! The […]

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Unique Funeral Vehicles

Ever wonder where the word “hearse” came from? Linguists say the word first entered the English language in the 1200s, from the French word, “Herse,” which referred to a harrow – a kind of rake or plough used to work the land before planting. They called it this because the triangular frame which held candles […]

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Should You Have a Visitation?

Krause Funeral Homes has been a part of Milwaukee County for over 80 years. Because of our longevity in the community, it is true we have been serving some families for generations. But from time to time, a family will come to us that has never had to plan a funeral before. As you can […]

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Cremation with Confidence: Our Guarantee to Your Family

Unfortunately, Milwaukee County families don’t have to look too hard to find recent examples of cremations gone awry. Sometimes, the mistakes by cremation providers are honest mistakes – the result of human error. Other times, it’s gross negligence and a disregard for the preciousness of human life. Regardless of how it happens, when there is […]

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Best Places to See Fall Colors in Milwaukee

Crimson, gold, rose, cinnamon, orange, rust, and yellow. Just looking at the names of these colors makes the Krause family think of fall: cooler nights, sunny days, cozy sweaters, and the smell of burning leaves are enough to get us all in the mood for an outing to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage in and […]

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