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Keeping Those New Year Resolutions

How’s that list of New Year’s resolutions coming? Forbes has reported that only about 8% of us actually achieve our goals, and it’s generally understood that by this time of the year, most have already abandoned their resolutions. So, if you’re struggling, take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone! One of the most […]

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Love Lost: Is It Ever Too Soon to Move On?

There is an old German proverb that says, “The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.” If that’s true, how much more so is the pain after you lose a spouse or partner? The pain is so intense, there is actually a confirmed phenomenon called the “widowhood effect,” although it […]

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Finding Closure: How Personalization Helps

When people think of a funeral, probably the first thing that comes to mind is that it’s an opportunity to pay tribute to someone who has passed away. What is often less thought of is how important the planning of a funeral service is to your personal grief process. If you talk to someone who […]

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Places to Scatter Ashes Around Milwaukee

More and more people in the Milwaukee area are finding that cremation is a better fit for them. The reasons for opting for cremation vary from family to family, but one of the factors for many is there are so many options with cremation. You can have all the traditional services, such as a visitation, […]

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Funeral Etiquette: What to Do and What Not to Do

When someone you know has a loved one pass away, the funeral is a very important moment for them. It’s a time to express their love and appreciation for their belated friend or family member, as well as to honor them through communicating through the service their loved one’s personality, culture, values, and life achievements. […]

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How to Talk to Your Parents About Preplanning

Here at Krause, we’ve noticed in recent years that more and more people are planning their own funeral. And some choose to do it rather early in life – many as soon as they retire. These people realize that not only are they taking the opportunity to express their own desires about their farewell, they’re […]

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5 Ways to Practically Help a Grieving Friend

There are few things in life as painful as watching a friend lose someone they love. Seeing them suffer can make you feel helpless. We see this all the time when serving Milwaukee-area families at Krause Funeral Home. But based on what we’ve experienced and observed, there are some very practical things you can do […]

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Dealing with Loss During the Holidays

They say this is the most wonderful time of the year, but if you’ve lost someone you loved, you might find that the whole season takes on new meaning, and perhaps a new kind of pain. As families gather together and there seems to be an increased focus on making memories and being together with […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Never Skip Having a Funeral

As our lives have grown more and more complicated in this modern age, there has been a growing desire for simplicity in all things, even with final farewells. We’ve all heard someone express that when they pass away they don’t want a “big fuss.” But simplicity doesn’t – and shouldn’t – mean skipping the funeral […]

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How to Avoid Becoming a Victim During the Holiday Season

There’s no doubt about it – the staff here at Krause Funeral home love the holidays! It’s so much fun to get out in the community here in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties and enjoy shopping, special events, and visits with friends and family. Unfortunately, there are some people who will take advantage of those moments […]

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