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Frugal Funeral Planning – 10 Tips for a Meaningful and Affordable Tribute

After a loved one dies, the last thing a family should have to worry about is whether they can afford the kind of funeral they have in mind to honor someone special to them. Our team of professionals here at Krause Funeral Homes genuinely cares about the Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin  families we meet…

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Creating a Memorial Garden Helps in Healing After a Loss

There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “If you want to be happy for a lifetime, be a gardener.” Our Krause Funeral Homes staff wants to give this sentiment a new twist by saying, “If you want help healing after a loss, be a gardener.” In our own lives and through hearing stories from others,…

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How to Support a Friend Who Lost Their Pet

Over the last year, one thing has become abundantly clear: Many Milwaukeeans have turned to their pets to help them endure the challenges that have rolled in one right after another. We can say the same for our staff at Krause Funeral Homes. Our grief therapy dog, Bennie, has brought us so much joy during…

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Our Advice on Talking to Children About Death

Our caring staff talks to children nearly every day here at Krause Funeral Homes, as families gather for a visitation, funeral, and reception to say goodbye to a special person on their life. Likewise, we also hear from Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin parents who share sentiments like, “I have no idea what to say…

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How to Know You’ve Chosen the Right Funeral Home

Talk to anyone who has lost a loved one recently and they’ll likely mention how and why they selected a particular funeral home. Maybe their friend or family member put their own arrangements in place ahead of time, including their preference of funeral home. Maybe generations of family have turned to a certain funeral home…

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How To Support Your Spouse After the Loss of a Parent

Losing a parent – no matter how old you are – is one of the most difficult experiences in life. Our caring team at Krause Funeral Homes sits down every day to plan funerals with Milwaukeeans who are grieving the death of their mother or father. We see the complicated range of emotions that accompanies…

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Our Top 8 Tips for Taking Food to Grieving Loved Ones

When someone you care about loses a loved one, the first instinct is often, “What can I do to help?” Here in Milwaukee, showing support often means food is on the way. Take it from our staff at Krause Funeral Homes: Sympathy meals are a wonderful way to express care and meet a practical need.…

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Virtual Arrangement Checklist: What You Need to Know

Even though so many parts of life have turned upside-down over the last year, the wants and needs of families who have lost loved ones haven’t changed. In fact, it’s become even more apparent to our staff here at Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Services just how important it is to plan and attend a…

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How Keepsakes Can Bring Comfort After a Death

We’ve sat down with countless Milwaukeeans over the years here at Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, as we help make funeral and burial arrangements for their loved ones who have died. During that time together, we often hear stories like these: “My mother’s favorite Bible verse was Psalm 34:18 which says, ‘The Lord is…

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Why You Should Choose a Funeral Home with Its Own Crematory

When we’re talking to a Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin family about end-of-life arrangements for their loved one here at Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, we’re always sure to mention that we own our own on-site crematory. Why is this an important part of the conversation? There are many reasons, starting with the fact…

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