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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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The First 5 Things You Should Do When a Loved One Dies

If someone you love has just passed away, your head is probably spinning. Your life will never be the same, but there are some very practical things you need to handle. Here are the top five things you need to do after losing someone close to you. 1.) Report the death. If your loved one […]

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Don’t Have Any Doubts: The Importance of an Onsite Crematory

We have all seen the horrific stories in the media about the families who have been devastated by an unsavory, or just irresponsible, funeral home that somehow managed to cremate the wrong person, or return the wrong remains to a family. Can you imagine the pain these families experience? It’s enough to make some people […]

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Breaking Bread: How Sharing a Meal Comforts the Soul

It’s Thanksgiving week, and many of us will be gathering together with friends and family on Thursday to relax, spend time together, watch football, and – of course – dig into mountains of turkey, stuffing, and pie! While there is always much to be grateful for, at Krause Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, we are […]

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6 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral

Is it strange to plan your own funeral? We don’t think so. While no one likes to dwell on the idea of their own death, there are a number of advantages to preplanning with Krause Funeral Homes and Cremation Service. Some say it’s the greatest gift of love you can give to your family. Whether […]

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