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Remember Your Veteran with a Memorial Keepsake

Krause Funeral Home has a long history of honoring veterans in and around Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin. Our dedication is deeply personal, as the second generation of Krause funeral directors all served their country proudly. We cannot overstate the importance of paying tribute to military heroes, who give so much of themselves to protect the…

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Celebrant or Clergy: Who Should Conduct the Funeral?

While some Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin families who meet with us at Krause Funeral Homes have made funeral arrangements for a loved one in the past, many are new to the planning process. They often have questions about the details involved, including how to make the send-off personal, whether they should have a visitation…

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Summer Must-Sees and Must-Dos in Milwaukee

Join our Krause Funeral Homes care team in celebrating the taste of normalcy we are experiencing around Milwaukee after such a difficult year! Fairs, festivals, farmers markets – we can’t get enough of these experiences and wanted to share a few of our favorite upcoming events with our blog readers. If you have a favorite…

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Grieving What Could Have Been

It’s been said that grief is like walking in the ocean. Sometimes you’re facing the waves and can brace yourself when you see a big one taking shape. But sometimes you’re walking along, and a wave comes from behind and knocks you off your feet. Many people we talk to here at Krause Funeral Homes…

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5 Unique Celebration of Life Ideas

Over the years, many Milwaukeeans have come to Krause Funeral Homes for assistance in planning a conventional funeral and burial that honors their family’s traditions. They knew there was an expectation of the “full funeral experience,” complete with a visitation, service, and burial. The local church was involved, as was a member of the clergy.…

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What Do Funeral Directors Do?

When members of our professional staff here at Krause Funeral Homes meet someone new and mention working at a funeral home, you can imagine there are all kinds of reactions – and all kinds of questions. How did we get into this line of work? Do we enjoy it? Does it ever get depressing? What…

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Can We Plan a Memorial for a Loved One Who Died Last Year?

For many families in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield, the coronavirus outbreak dramatically changed the way they said goodbye to loved ones who died. No more visitations with guests giving one another handshakes and hugs to offer support. No more big public funerals as loved ones near and far gather to cry and laugh, linger,…

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3 Surprising Emotions You May Feel After Losing Someone You Love

Over the years, many Milwaukeeans have told us they didn’t realize how difficult death was until someone close to them passed away. When our caring team at Krause Funeral Homes sits down to plan a funeral with a family who has recently lost a loved one, we’ll often hear comments like these: “I can’t believe…

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Meaningful Ways to Remember Your Pet

Losing a beloved pet is incredibly difficult on many levels. Many of our Krause Funeral Homes staff members know this pain firsthand. Whether a pet’s death is sudden and unexpected or you had time to say goodbye, the grief that follows is often intense and complex. After all, our pets become treasured members of the…

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I Want an Unconventional Funeral – How Do I Ensure it Happens?

When some Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin families sit down with us to plan a tribute for their loved one, it’s clear they want a traditional religious funeral. A visitation at one of our four funeral home locations or their place of worship. A funeral that includes personal details like favorite songs, readings, and a…

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