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Favorite Fall Spots in Milwaukee

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall . . .”   Poet Oscar Wilde may have written these words about his native Ireland, but they apply just as readily to autumn in Milwaukee, don’t you think?   Anyone who has grown up in the area knows that a nip in the air can replace […]

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5 Cremation FAQs Answered

Most Milwaukeeans are not familiar with the ins and outs of funerals, traditional burials, and cremation – until they are faced with the death of a loved one. Here at Krause Funeral Homes, our care team has extensive knowledge on these topics, and will explain options and services with understanding and compassion.   When it […]

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The Healing Power of Photographs

Looking through photographs – especially when they include images of a loved one who has died – is a way to open a door to the past and spend time remembering. At Krause Funeral Homes, when we help Milwaukeeans plan funerals, cremations, and burials, we often talk about how to display beloved photos for friends […]

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8 Creative Funeral Reception Ideas

When a loved one dies, it’s natural to want to honor them in a special way. Many families come to Krause Funeral Homes to plan a funeral or memorial service – yet more and more Milwaukeeans are discovering they want to continue the tribute after the funeral is over. At Krause, we have a team […]

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Why is Losing a Pet so Heartbreaking?

Our Krause Funeral Home staff will be the first to say that losing a pet can be excruciating. Studies confirm that grieving the death of a dog is comparable to grieving the death of a human in almost every way. Can you relate? In our work helping families throughout Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin plan […]

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5 Meaningful Ways to Honor a Loved One’s Memory

When a loved one dies, it might feel like the relationship is over – but the bond can still be nurtured, albeit in different ways. At Krause Funeral Home, we’ve spent the last 80+ years helping Milwaukee-area families who have lost loved ones, and we understand the pain that comes with it. Our caring team […]

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How to Slow Down When Planning a Funeral

If you’ve lost someone close to you, you know how the days and weeks that follow are a blur of phone calls, paperwork, and funeral planning. This is compounded by complex feelings of shock, pain, and even guilt that can quickly overwhelm. Since many Milwaukee-area families don’t have a lot of experience planning funerals, the […]

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How the Krause Family and Team Invest in Milwaukee

When you grow up in a community, then dedicate your life to serving the people in it, a passion develops to give back in other ways. At least that’s how our staff feels here at Krause Funeral Homes. For us, it’s not about “talking the talk” when it comes to supporting our great city. It’s […]

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Find Healing Through Funeral Personalization

When a loved one dies, many families say it’s as if life has turned upside down. It feels surreal that someone who was here just yesterday is gone today. The question that comes next is, how will life move on without that person in it? At Krause Funeral Homes, we work with people throughout Milwaukee, […]

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20 Questions to Ask Your Aging Loved Ones This Month

Every day, our Krause Funeral Homes team helps families in the Milwaukee area plan funerals and memorial services for their loved ones. One sentiment we often hear – especially from those who have lost a parent or grandparent – is this: “I spent all that time with them over the years, but I’m realizing there’s […]

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