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How Keepsakes Can Bring Comfort After a Death

We’ve sat down with countless Milwaukeeans over the years here at Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, as we help make funeral and burial arrangements for their loved ones who have died. During that time together, we often hear stories like these: “My mother’s favorite Bible verse was Psalm 34:18 which says, ‘The Lord is…

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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…

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3 Grief Rituals to Help on Valentine’s Day

Special days – particularly a day focused on love and romance like Valentine’s Day – can bring about big emotions for those who have lost a loved one. When we talk about this with Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield families here at Krause Funeral Homes, many of them mention that it’s impossible to avoid the…

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During Hard Times, Gratitude Goes a Long Way

In the last six months, can you relate to any of the following? You wake up at 3 a.m. with your mind racing and have trouble falling back asleep. You find yourself worrying about things that don’t usually bother you. You feel shaky, restless, and unsettled. You’re tired and unmotivated – but can’t pinpoint why…

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FAQs About Virtual Arranging

More Milwaukeeans than ever are reaching out to us here at Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Service asking about their options for making funeral arrangements during the pandemic. Even as the world has turned upside-down, families still want to participate in planning a final farewell for their loved ones who have died, and to take…

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3 Preplanning Mistakes to Avoid 

Time and time again, we hear from Milwaukeeans who’ve had this experience: After attending a funeral for a loved one, they decide it would be a good idea to express their preferences for their own funeral. After all, it’s common to have more opinions about your own end-of-life tribute than you might expect. Opinions about…

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Meaningful Ways to Offer Support After a Loss

At Krause Funeral Homes, we often hear stories like this one: “After my husband died, there was an outpouring of support. My phone rang and rang. I had meals dropped on my front porch. I received sympathy cards and was able to catch up with friends and family at the funeral. But then . .…

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Why Gratitude is Important for the New Year

The Greek storyteller Aesop once said, “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” A French proverb reads, “Gratitude is the heart’s memory.”  Philosopher Epictetus said, “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has.” You can probably sense a theme we…

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Why a Video Tribute Means so Much

It goes without saying that we have a unique privilege of witnessing and being part of countless funerals and memorial services at Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Services. Helping families in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin plan a tribute for their loved one is not only about honoring a life but it’s also a valuable…

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The Importance of Selecting Your Own Final Resting Place

Over the years, many of our friends and neighbors in Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield have said the following to our team here at Krause Funeral Homes: “I had never given much thought to my own funeral or burial – until my loved one died. Since then, I’ve thought a lot about what I’d like…

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