An Animal’s Unconditional Love

Animals are conduits of selfless love. Krause Funeral Homes’ first on-staff therapy dog, Oliver, provided his own special attention that helped family members relax and eased their pain.

Oliver died on December 26, 2011, at the age of 10, surrounded by his loving family. He was the cherished and beloved pet of Mark and Joan Krause and their daughter Nicole Krause. Other family and friends, as well as his extended family at Krause Funeral Homes, also miss him.

A dedicated therapy dog, Oliver enjoyed visiting local schools and nursing homes, spreading happiness and warmth to those he met. Oliver found a special niche at the funeral home, where he soothed grieving families with his calming presence.