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The Teaching Tree

We can learn a lot from nature.  Take, for example, a tree in winter; it is fruitless, bare, ashen in color, and near lifeless; but more is going on than what meets the eye.  Truth be told, it is in a season of loss and change. The tree, once lush with foliage, undergoes a transformation…

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Music to Our Ears

What do a bar, dentist’s office, department store, and Krause Funeral Homes have in common?  (No, this isn’t a joke—though we can only imagine some of the wild guesses to this question.)  But the answer we’re thinking of is music.  In many public places we are greeted by music playing softly (or sometimes not-so-softly) in…

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An Attitude of Gratitude

Are you a glass half-full or a glass half-empty person?   Be honest. Glass half-full people tend to see the good in almost every situation—even the negative ones.  You know the kind—they’re the ones always saying things like, “There’s a reason for everything,” and “This too shall pass.” Conversely, glass half-empty people find it difficult to…

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We Remember

On the morning of September 11, 2001, citizens of the United States were waking up to the clear blue skies and balmy temperatures that had blanketed the nation.  By 8:46AM (EDT) the beauty of the day would be consumed in a thick cloud of black smoke,  burning rubble, and carnage.  The events shattered lives and…

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Talking About Death

A loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal disease.  Should the topic of death be avoided so as not to upset them, or is it best to talk about it openly? We all know that death is inevitable, and this fact can make some uncomfortable.  But when someone has been diagnosed with a terminal…

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Finding the Support You Need in Times of Grief

You have suffered a devastating loss, and suddenly your life is forever changed.  A new normal must be found, but moving through grief can be a long and difficult process. At Krause Funeral Home, we want you to know you are not alone in your journey of grief.  We are here to help point you…

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Keeping Loved Ones Close with Keepsakes

The days, weeks, months, and even years after the loss of a loved one can be challenging.  Holidays can be especially difficult.  Often, we can bridge the sad feelings of physical separation from our loved one with special keepsakes that bring them close to us in heart. That’s why Krause Funeral Home offers many keepsake…

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Let’s ‘Paws’ for a Moment

At Krause Funeral Homes we understand that pets are an important part of our family, and our lives.  They provide us with loving companionship, safety and security, entertainment, and more.  Pets become a member of our family, and as with all family members, losing one can be an extremely stressful and sorrowful time. Every loss…

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Why Funerals Matter

From time to time families ask us, “Is a funeral necessary?  My loved one is gone and they are not going to know if we have a service or not.  Does it really matter?” At Krause Funeral Home we do all we can to provide multiple funeral service options to meet the needs and expectations…

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The Changing Face of Funeral Services

For decades the funeral service profession was considered “men’s work,” but did you know that for the past few years 58% of all mortuary school graduates have been women? It’s true.  More and more women are choosing careers as Funeral Directors. Women have long occupied significant roles in the healthcare industry as doctors, nurses, physical…

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