Why You Should Choose a Funeral Home with Its Own Crematory


When we’re talking to a Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin family about end-of-life arrangements for their loved one here at Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, we’re always sure to mention that we own our own on-site crematory. Why is this an important part of the conversation?

There are many reasons, starting with the fact that having a private, on-site crematory allows us to manage and oversee every cremation. You and your family deserve peace of mind knowing your loved one never leaves our care.

There are far too many terrible stories in the media about families all across the country who have been devastated by the actions of an unethical or irresponsible cremation provider. You may have read accounts of the wrong person being cremated or the wrong remains being returned to a family. It’s hard to imagine the heartache and confusion this causes during an already difficult time. You need 100% confidence in your cremation provider – and Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Services goes the extra mile to make sure you have that.

When you trust us with either cremation or burial, your loved will be treated with the most dignity and respect. Our services are also backed by our backed by our exclusive Cremation with Confidence™ Guarantee.

The Importance of our Cremation with Confidence™ Guarantee

Cremation with Confidence™ is a national network of cremation providers who pledge to abide by a strict ethical code and perform the cremation process according to an exclusive 10-step cremation process. The system of checks and balances we have in place ensures the best possible experience with the most integrity.

Being a Cremation with Confidence™ provider also means we have the experience and resources you will need to create the most meaningful farewell for your loved one when you choose cremation. You can choose to have a visitation or funeral service, with your loved one present, prior to the cremation, or a memorial service after the cremation.

Our Crematory Chapel is operated by our own knowledgeable and licensed staff. We strictly adhere to a Cremation Code of Ethics that goes above and beyond what the state requires of us, showing we’ll do whatever it takes to earn and maintain a family’s trust.

Owning our own crematory also allows us to be 100% certain our equipment is state of the art, immaculately maintained, and environmentally safe. We not only allow but encourage you to tour our facility and inspect the equipment. We’re also the only funeral home in the Milwaukee area with a special viewing room right next to our crematory, so you can even be present for the start of the cremation process. While this option may not be for everyone, it’s one more way we strive for transparency with all of the families we serve.

We Offer Direct Communication

Because we don’t use a third-party cremation provider, all of your questions and concerns are answered by our cremation specialists on our care team. When it comes to cremation, many funeral homes trust the “middleman.” But with us, you can have peace of mind knowing our licensed professionals perform every cremation in our own facility.

There are so many important reasons it’s crucial to select a funeral home with their own crematory, but the bottom line is this: When you choose Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, you can rest assured that your loved one will be well cared for.

When you’re ready to plan your own or a loved one’s arrangements, we’re here for you.

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