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The Four Most Popular Personalization Options

At Krause Funeral Homes, one of the questions we are often asked is: “How can I make the service for my loved one feel more personal?” This is a question our experienced team welcomes from the Milwaukee-area families we serve, knowing how much a meaningful service can help their grief process as well as continue […]

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Why You Should Include Receptions in Your Prearrangements

The world is like a library filled with books, with each person contributing his or her own volume. And everyone wants to be sure that when they leave the earth, their story will still be told. You can be a part of making sure this happens by preplanning your own funeral arrangements with Krause Funeral […]

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The Daily Nature of Dealing with Grief

As the season turns to fall, the changing leaves and chill in the air can be a reminder that life is in a constant cycle of change that includes both new life as well as death. At Krause Funeral Homes, we have observed that the grief journey is also very cyclical as you experience one […]

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Cremation: Your Choices for Permanent Memorialization

If there is one thing we’ve learned in our 80 years of serving Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield families, it’s that people in our community want options. And with cremation rates rising every year, we knew in order to stay relevant for area families, we would need to provide as many permanent memorialization options with […]

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The Essential Elements of a Proper Condolence

When a friend or family member loses a loved one, you want to be there for them. There are many ways you can be present for someone, and one of the primary ways is through a written or spoken condolence. Whether you make a phone call to the bereaved, send them a card after the […]

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Back-to-School Tips for Parents…And Grandparents!

Milwaukee-area families are busy – and they’re never busier than at the start of the school year. We understand – many of us on the Krause team are parents, and we know this is an important time of year for moms and dads with school-aged children. Before you start to hunker down for the first […]

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A Funeral Service: Telling the Story of a Life

Books often don’t end after the final words of the last chapter. At times, what you think is the conclusion to the story is actually followed by a single page, bare except for the words, “The End,” and followed by an epilogue. These final pages are a brief, but impactful, continuation of the tale where […]

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Why We Were the First in Milwaukee to Offer Receptions to Families

At Krause Funeral Home, we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to serve you and your family. We know when you come to us to plan a funeral service for a loved one, or to make your own prearrangements, you are expecting us to offer you not just compassion and care, but also the […]

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The Top Five Things to Consider When Preplanning

At Krause Funeral Home, we have seen time and again the peace of mind preplanning your own funeral brings – both for the person planning and for their family. When you contact a member of our caring team, they will work hand in hand with you, listen to your wishes and your needs, and help […]

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How Social Media Has Changed How We Express Sympathy

There is an old Swedish proverb that says, “A joy shared is a double joy. A burden shared is half a burden.” No one knows this better than someone who has walked side by side with a friend who has experienced a loss. Something happens when you share your grief with someone else – while […]

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