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Choosing a Funeral Officiant

There are few moments in life as important as a funeral or memorial service. It’s an opportunity for Milwaukee County families to say a final good-bye – by expressing thoughts, precious memories, and feelings. It’s also a chance to tell the story of a life and honor a person’s contribution to the world. Because it’s […]

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What Should I Send? And Other Funeral Etiquette Tips

When someone dies, it is often difficult to know how to show your support to the loved one’s family. Of course, you know they are probably feeling sad, shocked, overwhelmed, angry – or any combination of those things. What might make you feel better when you are feeling that way may not be the same […]

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Spooky Treats Around Milwaukee

It’s officially fall in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin – one of the Krause team’s favorite times of the year. In addition to the natural beauty of the fall colors around us and the crisp air and chilly nights, one of the holidays we love best is right around the corner…Halloween is upon us! The […]

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Unique Funeral Vehicles

Ever wonder where the word “hearse” came from? Linguists say the word first entered the English language in the 1200s, from the French word, “Herse,” which referred to a harrow – a kind of rake or plough used to work the land before planting. They called it this because the triangular frame which held candles […]

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Should You Have a Visitation?

Krause Funeral Homes has been a part of Milwaukee County for over 80 years. Because of our longevity in the community, it is true we have been serving some families for generations. But from time to time, a family will come to us that has never had to plan a funeral before. As you can […]

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Cremation with Confidence: Our Guarantee to Your Family

Unfortunately, Milwaukee County families don’t have to look too hard to find recent examples of cremations gone awry. Sometimes, the mistakes by cremation providers are honest mistakes – the result of human error. Other times, it’s gross negligence and a disregard for the preciousness of human life. Regardless of how it happens, when there is […]

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Best Places to See Fall Colors in Milwaukee

Crimson, gold, rose, cinnamon, orange, rust, and yellow. Just looking at the names of these colors makes the Krause family think of fall: cooler nights, sunny days, cozy sweaters, and the smell of burning leaves are enough to get us all in the mood for an outing to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage in and […]

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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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