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Tips for Writing a Meaningful Obituary

American playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder once said, “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” To be sure, grief is inescapable, and a part of the normal human experience after a death occurs. But one way we can express our gratitude to our loved ones is through preparing a farewell that […]

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Helping Prepare Your Partner for Your Passing

Losing a husband, wife, or life partner is one of life’s most painful experiences, and talking about it beforehand is no easy task. Our team at Krause Funeral Home has walked alongside grieving families for many decades, and we know there are practical ways to ease the stress of this overwhelming situation. Perhaps the biggest […]

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Top Ten Valentine’s Dates in Milwaukee

Valentine’s greetings from our team at Krause Funeral Homes! There’s no better place to celebrate love of all kinds this February 14th than Milwaukee, and to prove it, we’ve rounded up a list of fun and unique date ideas that’ll help you make most of this special holiday while staying close to home. And we […]

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When your Family Needs Help, Trust Our Family

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces,” said Spanish philosopher George Santayana. It may sound like a cliché, but for good reason: Family is important. No matter what your family looks like—big or small, from the same genetic tree or related by choice—these are the people that share the highs and lows of life with […]

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Creative Ways to Memorialize with Cremation

When considering cremation in place of a traditional burial, some Milwaukee-area families might assume the variety of services is more limited and even impersonal – but this couldn’t be further from the truth when you choose Krause Funeral Home. More people in Wisconsin than ever are choosing cremation, and if it’s your family’s choice, our […]

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Is a Funeral Worth the Hassle and Expense?

When a loved one dies, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the thought of planning a funeral or memorial service. The details, the cost, and the emotional investment may seem to add more stress to an already difficult situation. But here at Krause Funeral Home, we know it’s extremely important to honor and celebrate the […]

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Start the New Year Right with Preplanning

Chances are, you and your family have made – and eaten! – a fair share of holiday treats this season. And every baked treat begins with a recipe. With eggs, flour, and sugar, the details written down on your grandmother’s index card, can result in a satisfying dessert. But as the last of the cookies […]

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Cremation or Burial: What’s the Right Choice For Me?

Life is full of choices. In fact, a study done recently by Columbia University says the average person makes about 70 decisions per day. Of course, some are more important than others. White or wheat bread? Blue sweater or grey? Stay single or get married? The Krause team would encourage Milwaukee-area families to consider an […]

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Grief and the Holidays – Does it Ever Get Easier?

The holiday season has begun – and with it all the festivities and traditions you look forward to every year. But if you have experienced the loss of a loved one, the holidays can also bring back difficult or painful memories of your cherished friend or family member. Whether your loss is recent or not, […]

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Christmas in Wisconsin

Glad tidings from the team at Krause Family Funeral Homes! The holiday season is here in full force, and we know you may have faraway friends and family headed to Wisconsin to celebrate Christmas and the ring in the New Year. Many of our favorite events happen this time of year in the greater Milwaukee […]

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