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Why We Call It a “Celebration of Life”

Krause Funeral Homes has been a part of the Milwaukee landscape for over 80 years, and in that time, we’ve seen a change in how people want to be honored after they die. We’ve probably all attended a funeral that is solemn in nature, where attendees are dressed in black and the service is quiet […]

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How to Help a Grieving Friend – Part 1

When someone dies, their loved ones often feel numb during the days and weeks that follow. Here at Krause Funeral Homes, our professional staff helps families in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield, who are in a state of shock and grief, plan meaningful funerals and cremations. Our many decades of service has taught us how […]

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The Family-Owned Funeral Home: We Answer Only to You

Most people living in Milwaukee, Brookfield, or New Berlin don’t think much about funeral homes until a loved one dies. But that often happens unexpectedly, and choices have to be made quickly. But it’s such an important decision – you want to be sure the funeral or cremation provider you choose has your family’s best […]

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“Why I Chose Funeral Service” – From the Krause Team

If there’s one question many of us on staff at Krause Funeral Homes in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield hear time and again, it’s this: Why did you choose funeral service as your life profession? We certainly understand the question. Helping families as they experience some of life’s most difficult moments is a unique role, […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Family Remember You

Sometimes words said thousands of years ago hold just as much meaning today, like this quote from Marcus Tullius Cicero: “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” This resonates with our staff at Krause Funeral Homes, as we meet with people every day in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield […]

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Celebrating All Loves on Valentine’s Day

This time of year, it’s impossible to walk through a flower shop, candy store, or supermarket in Milwaukee, New Berlin, or Brookfield without seeing Valentine’s Day decorations and advertisements at every turn. But these images of togetherness, love, and romance can serve as painful reminders for those who have lost a loved one. Here at […]

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Bereaved Beware: 3 Scams to Watch for When a Loved One Dies

The last thing anyone should have to think about after losing a loved one is being on guard against becoming a victim of a scam. It is hard to believe people would use such a moment in life to prey upon people! But sadly, as our team at Krause Funeral Homes can attest, there are […]

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Why Should I Choose Krause?

One of our favorite parts of living in a bustling city like Milwaukee is that we have many options to choose from when it comes to things like where to shop, what to do for fun on the weekends, and where to go for frozen custard (our Krause staff has strong opinions on this one). […]

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4 Ways to Be the Worst Funeral Guest . . . Ever!

We’ve all been there. That moment at a funeral where someone does something inappropriate and everyone cringes. Most funeral goers are well-meaning people – after all, they’re there to offer love and support to the bereaved. But it’s important to be educated about funeral etiquette. A funeral really is an incredibly important moment for a […]

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Why Is Having a Funeral So Important?

It’s a question many families throughout Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield ask us often at Krause Funeral Homes: “Is a funeral worth the effort and expense?” Some even wonder if it would be easier on a grieving family to avoid the formalities. As if not having a service would help them “get over” their grief […]

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