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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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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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