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Tracing Your Family Roots

Learning about your ancestry can be fascinating and meaningful. You may be surprised at what you discover: historical figures you’re related to, famous events your forefathers witnessed, or causes they fought to defend.  This can be a wonderful way to connect with parents or grandparents. Ask about their childhood and memories, where they grew up…

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Communication Is Key at Krause

Communication is the key to strong relationships.  We truly believe that.  That’s why at Krause Funeral Homes we continue to brainstorm the most effective ways to reach out to our families and communities, and to develop creative ways to implement these ideas. We are so excited to share with you the release of our NEW…

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The New Year is Here!

Another Fresh New Year is Here By William Arthur Ward   Another fresh new year is here. Another year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear, To love and laugh and give. This bright new year is given me To live each day with zest; To daily grow and try to be My highest…

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Creating New Traditions

The holidays cause us to reflect on things we don’t normally stop to think about. Things like traditions.  That’s a part of their beauty; we don’t have to think about them.  We just do them because we’ve done them the same way over and over again for years. That is, until a death occurs.  Then,…

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Men and Emotions

There are many stereotypes regarding both men and women.  Often, these stereotypes have little in common with the truth.  One example is that men aren’t as emotional as women, when the truth is they are every bit as emotional, they just don’t express their feelings in the same way. Unlike women, men are not allowed…

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Let’s Talk Turkey

 It’s that time again; time to pull out the elastic waist pants, pull up a chair, and partake in one of the most enjoyable meals of the year.  As we do, we reflect on the many things we have to be thankful for, and the history of this long standing tradition in American culture. The…

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Taking Time to Remember

We’re approaching a crazy time of year.   Cans of pumpkin and cranberry sauce are overtaking the aisles of our grocery stores, retailers are giving sneak peeks of sales to come, and the holidays will be upon us before we know it. Not that this is anything new.  It’s the same seasonal marathon we put ourselves…

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Service of Remembrance

You and Your Extended Family are Invited to Attend Our Annual Service of Remembrance  Krause Funeral Home Sunday, December 8, 2013  – 2:00 pm 21600 W. Capitol Dr. Brookfield, Wisconsin  Please RSVP With Family Name and Number of Guests  Email: [email protected] or Call:  414-464-4640 Let this season be gentle for you… Give yourself the gift of…

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Passion and Purpose

Many of us have pondered the age old question, “Why am I here?” but few of us have actually stopped to answer it.   Likely because there is no single correct answer and each of us must search our own heart for the answer that is uniquely ours.  That takes work.  But it’s important to live…

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Technology in the Funeral Industry

Technology has changed our world.   Many say it has made the world smaller because now we’re able to network with people all over the globe with the simple click of a mouse.  Others believe it has made the world a cold and impersonal place where everything is automated. At Krause Funeral Home, computerization and the…

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