For Those Who Want a Celebration of Life Instead of a Traditional Funeral


A traditional funeral is not for everyone. Though many families in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin prefer a conventional ceremony for their loved one, some families wish to arrange something more out of the ordinary like a celebration of life. At Krause, we help local families arrange a variety of services, based on their needs, preferences, and budget. Our priority is to help you honor your loved one in a way that is both meaningful and unique to them. Whether you choose traditional burial or cremation for your loved one, our experienced staff members will help you choose the right service option for your family.


What is a Celebration of Life?  

A celebration of life is a personalized service that highlights your loved one’s unique accomplishments, hobbies, and memorable moments. This service focuses more on honoring your loved one’s life in a celebratory way rather than mourning their death. It usually takes place in a neutral location other than the final resting place or place of worship. The location of the service is your family’s decision, and our planning experts at Krause will work closely with you to secure the best setting for your loved one’s life celebration.


What does a Celebration of Life look like?

A celebration of life is a great choice for families wishing to honor their loved one in a less structured and more informal setting. This service can incorporate special photos of your loved one, their favorite flowers or foods, or a meaningful location like a restaurant or outdoor space. Our dedicated team can help you plan an elegant reception during cocktail hour or a sports-themed luncheon in our on-site reception room. We can also arrange for a certified celebrant to bring a personal touch to your loved one’s service by way of unique stories, special songs, and significant life moments. When it comes to celebrating your loved one, the personalization options at Krause are virtually endless.


How do you plan a Celebration of Life?

A celebration of life can occur weeks or even months following the funeral of your loved one, giving you and your family a lot of flexibility in planning this event. Our professional event planners will help you arrange all the details, from decorations to snacks to the event itinerary. Contact our compassionate team any time 24/7 to start planning your loved one’s service. We are happy to answer any questions you have about personalization options with our funeral home.