Bringing Them Home – When a Death Occurs While Traveling

Bringing Them HomeMore so than ever before, travel is becoming a part of people’s lives here in Milwaukee and New Berlin. With airfare as accessible and inexpensive as it is today, people are traveling for business or pleasure at record rates. About 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every day, and many of them plan to travel when they do. For those who are still working, the U.S. Department of Transportation reports that Americans make more than 405 million long-distance business trips per year. With statistics like these, it’s easy to see that there is a chance that you or your loved one could die while away from home.

A death while traveling presents special challenges for a family during a time when emotions are running high. If it happens to you, call someone you can trust to handle things well. Krause knows how to expertly bring your loved one home with the minimum amount of time, effort, and expense. It’s important that you and your family are not caught up in any confusing red tape, so that you’re free to make the appropriate arrangements and most importantly, grieve the loss of your family member or friend.

We always seek to be an advocate for your family, transporting your loved one professionally and in the most dignified manner. We also will work closely with you to address any issues or questions you have. The expert team at Krause Funeral Homes is skilled at coordinating all aspects of out-of-town transfers and airfare.

One thing we recommend to help minimize costs, is to always call a funeral home in the city where your loved one’s service will be held. For instance, if your spouse dies while on a business trip in Portland, but you intend to hold services in Milwaukee, call the Milwaukee funeral home. This will help to eliminate duplication of services and fees.

Additionally, if your loved one has prefunded their funeral through an insurance policy, they may qualify for an additional benefit to help cover the expense if they died more than 250 miles away from home. Our team will be happy to answer your questions about this.

Perhaps you don’t travel much, but you live in another state and have a desire to be buried in the Wisconsin community where you grew up or where family members are buried. We can help bring you home when the time comes.

If you travel a lot for work or leisure, or you wish to be buried in Wisconsin but live in another state, preplanning your funeral is a critical step. This puts everything in place, and assures your wishes will be followed. Prepaying for the services will also remove that financial burden from your family at a time when they should be dealing with their own grief.

Families are always faced with a number of challenging choices when they lose someone. Because of the complex issues faced when it happens away from home, be sure to choose your hometown funeral home you know and trust.

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