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Self-Care During a Crisis is a Must

The year 2020 is not going as planned. As COVID-19 travels across the globe, it is natural to feel heightened anxiety, disappointment, and stress. The coming days and weeks are unknown, and the unknown can be frightening. It’s important to heed local and national health guidelines, and practice self-care to make sure you are maintaining…

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How Our Funeral Home is Managing Coronavirus

As a cornerstone in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield, and as leaders during times of tragedy and uncertainty, let us assure you that your family’s health and safety is our number one priority. Many of you have reached out asking how Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Service is ensuring that our community is safe at…

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5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One in the Years After Their Death

In talking to Milwaukeeans over the years, many have described how grief has a tendency to “sneak in” after losing a loved one. Our staff at Krause Funeral Homes can relate. Something as simple as hearing a particular song on the radio or coming across a memento from the past can automatically bring feelings of…

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A Letter to Grieving Mothers

Dear grieving mothers, It’s not supposed to be this way. This is not the life you dreamed of, hoped for, expected. Parents aren’t supposed to bury their children; parents are supposed to die first. That’s the natural order of things. What you’ve experienced is unnatural. It feels wrong because it is wrong. When you welcomed…

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How a Funeral Reception Helps Loved Ones Heal

We can’t tell you how many times people have told our staff at Krause Funeral Homes that attending their loved one’s funeral was a blur. That the time went by so quickly they didn’t have a chance to reflect or connect with family and friends. Having attended countless funerals in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield…

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Our Favorite Spring Spots in Milwaukee

Let the springtime thaw begin! While it wasn’t our coldest or snowiest winter here in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin, if you’re feeling anything like our Krause Funeral Homes care team, you are ready to head outside without the hassle of hats, scarves, and mittens. Of course, even springtime weather is unpredictable, but we can…

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Grief Has No Timetable

After a death occurs, many people ask themselves questions like these: “How long will I feel this way?” “Why does it seem like my loved ones aren’t sad anymore – but I still feel so awful?” “How is the world carrying on as usual when my life has turned upside down?” In our personal experiences…

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5 Things You Need to Know About Hospice Care

When it comes to end-of-life issues, many families don’t know what’s involved – until their loved one is nearing death. Every day at Krause Funeral Homes, we meet with Milwaukeeans who are planning a funeral, cremation, or burial while in a state of shock and grief. They weren’t aware of the details that go into…

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3 Commons Misconceptions About Preplanning

If you’re like many Milwaukeeans, you’ve attended a funeral – only to find yourself thinking about your own funeral in the days that followed. Or maybe you’ve heard a friend talk about how they put their own funeral arrangements in writing, but you haven’t taken the steps to do so yourself. Some of the families…

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Why You Should Have a Funeral (Even if You Don’t Want One)

See if you can relate to this line of thinking: “After I die, I don’t want a funeral, visitation, or memorial service of any kind. I want to be cremated and for that to be the end of it.” A surprising number of Milwaukeeans we meet with here at Krause Funeral Homes have expressed this…

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