Blog Archives


The Power of a Grateful Heart

Here in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield, we get a front row seat for Mother Nature’s annual show every fall. By this time of year, the trees may be bare and the evening light, brief. But brisk mornings, the earthy smell of the air, and the sound of leaves crunching underfoot – talk about reasons […]

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In Person or Online: A Tale of Two Planners

Every day, we talk to many people in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield who haven’t given much thought to preplanning their arrangements. In some cases, they didn’t even know it was a possibility. Others simply haven’t gotten around to it, or are putting it off until they’re older. But our team at Krause Funeral Homes […]

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Why We Honor Them: The History of Veterans Day

As we reflect on Veterans Day, our staff at Krause Funeral Homes joins those around Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield– and throughout America – in celebrating the bravery and sacrifice of U.S. veterans. Our respect and gratitude for those in the military is deeply held, as the second generation of Krause funeral directors all served […]

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Mark Krause: Connecting With our Milwaukee Neighbors

For over 80 years, Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Service has been a part of the community here in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin. My family has always made civic involvement a priority, and we encourage that idea amongst our staff as well. I love being out and about amongst my neighbors, so I am […]

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4 Arrangement Options You May Not Know About

When it comes time to plan a loved one’s final farewell, it’s important for Milwaukee-area families to know all their options – and here at Krause Funeral Home, the options are many. After all, we want to help you honor and reflect what made your friend or family member’s life so meaningful. The best way […]

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Your Top Questions Answered: Preplanning FAQs

If you’ve attended a funeral in the Milwaukee area, you’ve likely noticed the many elements that are involved when creating a final farewell. From the visitation to the funeral to the burial and reception, there are numerous decisions that need to be made. This is why our team at Krause Funeral Homes encourages everyone to […]

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Your Comfort, Our Priority: A Look at Our Locations

Krause Funeral Homes has been part of the Milwaukee landscape for generations, and though we have watched our great city grow and change over the years, our reputation for dignified service and professionalism has remained the same. Our team understands what area families want when they come to us with their funeral and cremation needs. […]

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Why Community Education is a Priority at Krause

Krause Funeral Homes and Milwaukee County go way back. We’ve been part of the Cream City’s landscape for more than 80 years, and our roots run deep and wide in the community. As a family-led team, we often ask ourselves, “How are we making our community a better place?” Without a doubt, the most significant […]

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Is Traditional Burial “Better” than Cremation?

Families have to make many important and deeply personal decisions after a loved one dies, including whether to choose traditional burial or cremation. Often, this decision is a complicated one due to conflicting opinions, religious convictions, and financial considerations. That’s where the professional staff at Krause Funeral Homes comes in. We know a meaningful tribute […]

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What Does it Mean to Celebrate a Life?

Many of our neighbors in the Milwaukee area have likely attended at least a few funerals that feel formal and somber, as friends and family gather for a service, then reconvene near the gravesite to witness their loved one being laid to rest. Some who are grieving take comfort in these traditions and want the […]

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