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Arbor Day

In celebration of Arbor Day this Friday, many will take steps to keep our Earth green. Planting trees is certainly a positive step; trees provide shade, harbor wildlife and help beautify a yard. But they do much more than that. Reduce Stress Primitive carvings and drawings tell us that early civilizations valued plants for more […]

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Driver Safety Class March 24th

Cars have changed and so have traffic rules. Krause Funeral Homes invites you to learn more about the new rules of the road as well as defensive driving techniques, tips on navigating problem situations and how to use anti-lock brakes and air bags. The class is taught by a certified AARP instructor who charges $14 […]

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Funeral Timing–It’s All Relative

Albert Einstein, one of the best know and most influential scientists, was born 131 years ago this Sunday. He was awarded a Nobel Prize, founded the major concepts of modern Physics and made hundreds of scientific contributions that are so complex that most of us do not fully understand their meaning. He was, and still […]

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Dr. Seuss and Krause Funeral Homes Agree: Kids Learn Much From Animals

School kids around the world celebrate all things Dr. Seuss today, as he was born on this date 106 years ago. Kids will don funny accessories to emulate the Cat in the Hat, dine on delicacies like Green Eggs and Ham and hopefully read a famous tale or two as part of Read Across America, […]

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Olympic and Funeral Flower Philanthropy

Flower arrangements are a part of so many traditions: weddings, funerals and even the Olympics. Winning athletes are given bouquets of flowers before they are given their medals. In Beijing athletes received roses; Turin Olympians were given groupings of azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias. In British Columbia the green mum and hypericum berry bouquet beat out […]

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Safe Driving Techniques for Seniors

The recent snow dusting here in Milwaukee creates breathtaking, picturesque winter scenes. But, it also makes roads more dangerous; especially for the youngest and oldest drivers. The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that drivers over age 75 are more likely to be involved in fatal accidents than any other age […]

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Can electronic condolence notes be trusted?

Maureen C. writes, "I have often wondered about the condolences one might send via the computer. During their acute time of grief, family members might not feel able to go online and read correspondence and thus would miss the thoughtful messages from friends." As each website handles this differently, it is recommended that you check […]

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King Tut’s Embalmer Helped Modern Scientists

The embalming procedures used by priests back in 1342 B.C. allowed researchers to find viable DNA in 16 royal mummies, including King Tutankhamen, according to a study published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. With that DNA, scientists have determined that the pharaoh’s parents were siblings, it’s likely he married his sister […]

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Food, Funerals and Fat Tuesday

Richard T. writes: “Today is ‘Fat Tuesday’ which reminded me to post a question about food. Is it disrespectful to eat and drink at a visitation or funeral?” Not at all. Sharing a meal after the death of a friend or family member has been a tradition in many cultures for centuries. It makes sense; […]

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Getting Organized

This year Scott T. made a New Year’s resolution to get organized. If something unforeseen happened, Scott isn’t certain his family would be able to find legal, financial or other important information. “A friend of mine unexpectedly died last year and I watched his family struggle to make decisions about funeral arrangements and spend hours […]

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