Blog Archives


My Parents Don’t Want to Preplan. How Can I Convince Them?

If there’s a question our team at Krause Funeral Home has heard time and time again over the years from families in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin, it’s this: “My parents are resistant to preplanning their funerals, but I know how much it will help our family. What should I do?” No doubt about it, […]

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Youth and Funerals

The Funeral Service Foundation created this video in collaboration with funeral service professionals and grief and bereavement experts committed to helping families and caregivers understand the role funerals and memorializaton play in the lives of youth. Youth & Funerals from The Funeral Service Foundation Watch now on Vimeo In addition to the video please take […]

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Five Ways to Make Your Dad Feel Special

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and with that often comes concern about finding the “perfect gift” for Dad. Whether you’re a wife, daughter, or son, you want to give a gift that will be enjoyed and used. But as many families in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield know, dads can be notoriously hard […]

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School’s Out! Connect with Neighbors and Help Your Community

The whole team at Krause Funeral Homes been waiting a long time to say this (especially with our never-ending winter!) . . . summer is here! For many families in Brookfield, New Berlin, and Milwaukee, the next few months are going to be filled with Brewers games, trips to the beach, festivals of all kinds, […]

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Gone but Never Forgotten: Beloved War Heroes from Wisconsin

Every veteran has a unique story to tell. Krause Funeral Homes has a long history of honoring veterans, and this dedication comes from a very personal place: The second generation of Krause funeral directors all took great pride in serving their country. Today, our professional staff in Brookfield and New Berlin, and on Capitol Drive […]

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Tips for Writing Your Loved One’s Eulogy

We’ve probably all heard a eulogy delivered at a funeral service that stuck with us. Without a doubt, stories told about a loved one who has died often elicit incredibly strong emotions, particularly during a time of grief. Our caring team at Krause Funeral Homes knows how difficult it can be to write and deliver […]

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My Loved One Said, “No Funeral.” What Should I Do?

This is an issue we hear about time and time again at Krause Funeral Homes: Loved ones who make it clear they do not want a funeral or memorial service after they die. They might be thinking they are sparing their family the hassle and expense, but what they often don’t realize is the healing […]

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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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