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How to Cope with Grief During the COVID-19 Crisis

Under “normal” circumstances, losing a loved one can cause significant pain. During a crisis like this one, the death of a friend or family member is more difficult than ever. We’re seeing this heartbreak play out firsthand here at Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Service. Our staff understands that a visitation, funeral, and burial are…

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7 Ways to Support Grieving Loved Ones During the COVID-19 Crisis

In all our years helping Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield families plan visitations, funerals, burials, or receptions, we’ve never seen anything like this. To stop the spread of coronavirus, gatherings larger than 10 people are prohibited – with most families holding private, family-only funerals, livestreaming services, or postponing a service to a later day. Rest…

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Our Advice on Talking to Kids About COVID-19

Our Krause Funeral Home staff has many years of experience walking through difficult times with those in our Milwaukee community. This includes having conversations with children about illness, tragedy, and death. When Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield families walk through our doors, they depend on us for encouragement during challenging moments and right now is…

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With a Livestream Service, You can Still “Be There” for a Loved One’s Funeral

As COVID-19 regulations continue to restrict the number of people who can gather in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield, many families are facing their loved one’s death alone – without the benefits of gathering for a visitation, funeral, burial, or reception. At a time like this, when groups aren’t able to gather in person, support…

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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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