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“Why I Chose Funeral Service” – From the Krause Team

If there’s one question many of us on staff at Krause Funeral Homes in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield hear time and again, it’s this: Why did you choose funeral service as your life profession? We certainly understand the question. Helping families as they experience some of life’s most difficult moments is a unique role, […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Family Remember You

Sometimes words said thousands of years ago hold just as much meaning today, like this quote from Marcus Tullius Cicero: “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” This resonates with our staff at Krause Funeral Homes, as we meet with people every day in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield […]

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Celebrating All Loves on Valentine’s Day

This time of year, it’s impossible to walk through a flower shop, candy store, or supermarket in Milwaukee, New Berlin, or Brookfield without seeing Valentine’s Day decorations and advertisements at every turn. But these images of togetherness, love, and romance can serve as painful reminders for those who have lost a loved one. Here at […]

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Bereaved Beware: 3 Scams to Watch for When a Loved One Dies

The last thing anyone should have to think about after losing a loved one is being on guard against becoming a victim of a scam. It is hard to believe people would use such a moment in life to prey upon people! But sadly, as our team at Krause Funeral Homes can attest, there are […]

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Why Should I Choose Krause?

One of our favorite parts of living in a bustling city like Milwaukee is that we have many options to choose from when it comes to things like where to shop, what to do for fun on the weekends, and where to go for frozen custard (our Krause staff has strong opinions on this one). […]

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4 Ways to Be the Worst Funeral Guest . . . Ever!

We’ve all been there. That moment at a funeral where someone does something inappropriate and everyone cringes. Most funeral goers are well-meaning people – after all, they’re there to offer love and support to the bereaved. But it’s important to be educated about funeral etiquette. A funeral really is an incredibly important moment for a […]

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Why Is Having a Funeral So Important?

It’s a question many families throughout Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield ask us often at Krause Funeral Homes: “Is a funeral worth the effort and expense?” Some even wonder if it would be easier on a grieving family to avoid the formalities. As if not having a service would help them “get over” their grief […]

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5 Tips for Improving Your Life in 2019

Life can be broken down into many chapters, and 2019 is the perfect opportunity to start a brand new one. But let’s shake things up a bit and take the focus off resolutions. After all, studies show that less than 10 percent of people who make resolutions manage to stick them for more than a […]

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A Thankful Close to the Year

Two words you’ll hear often around Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Service are, “Thank you!” In our day-to-day lives, helping Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin families with funerals, cremations, and burials, we know a little gratitude can go a long way to healing and bolstering the spirit. That’s why our staff finds it important to […]

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Our Cremation Process: Why It Matters

While it’s not right for everyone, all across the country, more people than ever are selecting cremation, with cremation rates expected to reach nearly 79% by 2035. Families in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin are no exception, with many opting for cremation due to convenience, greater religious acceptance, matters of finance, and fewer adherences to […]

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