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How Social Media Can Affect the Way We Grieve

During our many years helping Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield families here at Krause Funeral Homes, our staff has gained a lot of knowledge and understanding about the grieving process. We often hear that grief has no timetable – and this is something we’ve both seen and experienced ourselves. Grief is a personal journey that…

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Local Grief Resources to Help During the COVID-19 Crisis

This is an especially difficult time to lose a loved one. With many services and support groups on hold due to COVID-19, our Krause Funeral Home staff wants to be sure our friends and neighbors are aware of the grief resources they can access in Milwaukee. With our strong ties to the community, keep in…

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Top 10 Reasons to Preplan your Funeral 

You might be surprised how many strong opinions you have about your own funeral, memorial service, and final resting place. Our Krause Funeral Home staff has found this to be true for most Milwaukeeans we’ve talked to over the years. While many people haven’t spent much time thinking through their end-of-life details, they have preferences…

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How to Get Your Affairs in Order

Our staff at Krause Funeral Home meets with Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Brookfield families every day who have stories like these: Jean’s Story Jean and her husband, Jerry, recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. Jerry has always managed their money, but Jean is concerned he is showing signs of dementia. There have been a few…

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5 Ways to Help Children Remember Their Grandparents

For many children, a grandparent’s love is like none other. The security, the steadiness, the warmth – that kind of love fosters a connection that cannot be replicated. That kind of love is also why the death of a grandparent can leave a child – no matter their age – feeling stunned and lost. Our…

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5 Ways Funerals Are Changing

“A traditional funeral doesn’t fit who I am. Can I plan a final farewell that’s more ‘me’?” “I want to care for the earth in death just as I do in life. What are my options for a green burial?” “I’d love for my friends and family to have a big party after my funeral.…

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Ways to Reduce Funeral Stress

As anyone who has planned a funeral or memorial service for a loved one can attest, there are hundreds of decisions that need to be made – and many people are affected by each and every one. From logistics like the date, time, and location of the service to the personal details included in the…

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Why More People are Writing Light-Hearted Obituaries

When you think of writing a meaningful obituary for a loved one who has died, adding light-hearted stories or details may not occur to you. Yet more families in Milwaukee, New Berlin, Brookfield and beyond are featuring funny, optimistic, and even playful content in an attempt to express what their loved one meant to them.…

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Why Grief Often Heightens During Spring and Summer

“Every May, my mom helped me plant a garden. She died last fall and I tear up even thinking about shopping for flowers without her.” “When the weather would warm up, my grandpa made his famous BBQ chicken just about every weekend. Now that he’s gone, even the smell of a cookout makes me sad.”…

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Getting Through Mother’s Day without Mom

When Mother’s Day is approaching, and your mother is not around for any number of reasons, it can be incredibly painful. Many on our team here at Krause Funeral Homes know exactly what this feels like. Whether you’ve lost your mother to death or estrangement, or are unable to get together due to pandemic-related restrictions,…

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