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Why Choose Krause? Read What Your Neighbors Have Said!

It’s safe to say the majority of Milwaukeeans consult the Internet when it comes to making large purchases, visiting new restaurants, or deciding on a vacation destination. In fact, statistics show nearly 95% of shoppers read online reviews and are heavily influenced by their findings. Interestingly, the Internet has also changed how people in Milwaukee,…

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The Beauty of the Catholic Funeral

In neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin, you’re bound to find families from any number of cultural and faith backgrounds. This diversity adds tremendous beauty and enrichment to our area, and it is one of the many reasons our staff at Krause Funeral Homes enjoys making Milwaukee home. We’ve been part of the landscape…

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Springtime in Milwaukee: 5 Great Ways to Get Outdoors

We can all agree: This winter was a doozy. Most of our team here at Krause Funeral Homes grew up in Milwaukee, Brookfield, or New Berlin, but even we were thrown by the extreme snow and cold these past few months. We have good news though: The first day of spring has come and gone…

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How to Help a Grieving Friend – Part 2

Anyone who has lost a loved one realizes grief doesn’t simply fade away after a few weeks or months. Once the funeral is over and family has returned home, feelings of sadness and pain remain – and sometimes intensify. Here at Krause Funeral Homes, we know what it’s like to walk alongside those dealing with…

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10 Funeral Terms You Need to Know When Preplanning

Here at Krause Funeral Homes, we realize most Milwaukeeans aren’t aware of how much goes into planning a funeral until the task is thrust upon them. This is why we’re here – to walk you through every step towards creating the most memorable final farewell possible. It’s also why we encourage everyone to preplan their…

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Why We Call It a “Celebration of Life”

Krause Funeral Homes has been a part of the Milwaukee landscape for over 80 years, and in that time, we’ve seen a change in how people want to be honored after they die. We’ve probably all attended a funeral that is solemn in nature, where attendees are dressed in black and the service is quiet…

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How to Help a Grieving Friend – Part 1

When someone dies, their loved ones often feel numb during the days and weeks that follow. Here at Krause Funeral Homes, our professional staff helps families in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield, who are in a state of shock and grief, plan meaningful funerals and cremations. Our many decades of service has taught us how…

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The Family-Owned Funeral Home: We Answer Only to You

Most people living in Milwaukee, Brookfield, or New Berlin don’t think much about funeral homes until a loved one dies. But that often happens unexpectedly, and choices have to be made quickly. But it’s such an important decision – you want to be sure the funeral or cremation provider you choose has your family’s best…

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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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