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A Love Like None Other: Remembering Mom

Every year, when Mother’s Day rolls around, a jumble of emotions often rise to the surface. For many families here in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield, this special day brims with joy and celebration as they spend extra time with their mom. But it can be incredibly painful for those who have lost their mother. […]

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Spring Renewal: Find Peace of Mind and Preplan with Krause

Do you remember the comic strip “The Family Circus” that debuted in the 1960s? The first five drawings in the series featured each family member preparing for favorite springtime activities: Gathering gardening tools, dusting off roller skates, or unearthing baseball equipment. The final picture shows the entire family looking out the living room window in […]

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My Pet Just Passed Away. How Long Should I Wait to Get Another?

Anyone who has lost a beloved pet knows how devastating it can be. Some say they have never felt that kind of pain before. Others are stunned by the intense loneliness that ensues. Others never realized how unique, special, and significant the relationship with their pet was – until they’re gone. Many of the members […]

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The Most Important Choice: Our Cremation with Confidence™ Guarantee

There are so many decisions you will make throughout your life. Some are more important than others. Taking a new job. Moving cross country. Getting married. It can certainly be argued that one of the most important decisions you will make is that of a funeral home – particularly if your choice is cremation. Whether […]

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5 Ways to Tell a Story Through a Funeral Reception

Storytelling has been around since the beginning of time. Stories define us, connect us, and help us heal. That’s why our caring team at Krause Funeral Homes finds it so important to help families tell stories about their loved ones in ways that are personal and meaningful. Stories told during funerals, visitations, and even funeral […]

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Managing Anger in the Midst of Grief

Losing a loved one is difficult emotionally, mentally, and even physically – and the pain can last a long time. At Krause Funeral Homes, many people have told us they didn’t realize how difficult death was until someone close to them passed away. During the grief journey, all kinds of feelings emerge – some are […]

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I’m Not Sure Cremation is Right for Me. How Do I Decide?

In many Milwaukee-County families, traditions are passed down from generation to generation. This is particularly the case when it comes to rites of passage. Think about how your family celebrates holidays, birthdays, graduations, and weddings. Chances are, there are certain foods you make, certain types of gifts you give, and even certain songs you sing. […]

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Pizza and Preplanning – End-of-Life Preparation at Krause’s Makes National News

It’s not every day NBC’s The Today Show and Fox News cover a story about Krause Funeral Home, but that’s exactly what happened when we hosted our Pizza and Preplan” events here in Milwaukee County! And we were sure to spread the word about it on our Facebook page. While visitors enjoyed free pizza from […]

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Employee Appreciation at Krause’s!

Why would anyone want to be a funeral director? Ask a number of funeral professionals why they were initially drawn to the funeral profession and you’ll often hear a reply like this: “I felt called to this line of work. Helping people who are going through what may be the hardest time of their lives […]

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How a Funeral Reception Can Tell the Story of a Life

Imagine a funeral reception where friends and family are able to enjoy your grandmother’s favorite Sunday dinner – baked chicken with mashed potatoes and her famous chocolate cake – then hand out recipe cards after the meal as a meaningful takeaway. Or maybe to commemorate your cousin, the world’s biggest Packers fan, you watch game […]

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