Debunking Cremation Myths

As cremation continues to surge in popularity across the country and in our own city, myths about this method of handling a loved one’s remains become more and more common. At Krause Funeral Home, we understand that it can be difficult sometimes to distinguish fact from fiction. In this blog, we’ll debunk some of the cremation myths we hear most often. We hope this empowers our neighbors in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin to choose cremation or burial services with confidence.

Myth #1: You can’t preplan a cremation.

Making arrangements for your funeral ahead of time is a thoughtful choice, as it saves your family from having to deliberate over these decisions while they are grieving. We offer the option to plan your cremation in advance down to the smallest detail. This way, you can get your preferences in writing so you can be sure the plans are carried out your way. You can get started today using our easy-to-use online planning form.

Myth #2: Cremation limits your service options.

Many people think that when you choose cremation, your options are limited as far as the services that are available. Our experienced staff members at Krause can help you plan a reception, visitation, or memorial service to commemorate your loved one’s life. When you choose cremation with us, you have the same personalization options as families who come to us for traditional burial.

Myth #3: Cremated remain can be scattered anywhere.

Regulations on scattering cremated remains vary from state to state and sometimes even county to county. Our knowledgeable staff will help you navigate the guidelines in place here in Milwaukee County.

Myth #4: Cremated remains must be placed in an urn.

Though an urn continues to be the container of choice for cremated remains, families can also select from many non-traditional memorial item options. Keepsake jewelry is available in a variety of shapes like a heart-shaped locket for a permanent—and wearable—memorial to your loved one. Some other creative ideas for cremation keepsakes include glass paperweights, hourglasses, and even holiday ornaments.

Myth #5: All cremation providers are equal.

Unfortunately, not all cremation providers can be trusted. Whether caused by lack of attention or intentional corner-cutting, cremation mistakes can have devastating effects on grieving family and friends. But at Krause, we can assure you that your loved one will be treated with respect and dignity. As a Cremation with Confidence™ provider, we follow a rigorous 10-step process to give families the peace of mind they deserve. From the moment your loved one enters our facility, they’ll never leave our care.

If you have questions or concerns about planning or preplanning a cremation, reach out to our team today. We are here to serve you and your family.