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Phone Orders
Ordering over the phone can be a very simple process. If you have found a memorial, monument or headstone on our web site or at one of our store locations and would like to order over the telephone, please call the location nearest you. Credit card payments accepted are MasterCard, Discover and Visa.

Shopping Online
The Krause Monument Company invites you to peruse our design galleries. You will find a large selection of pictures of granite cemetery monuments, headstones, flat grave markers, slant face markers, bevel top markers, gravestones, tombstones, memorial benches, mausoleums, headstones and bronze plaques.

If you would like to talk with one of our sales associates about a memorial that you see on our web site, please call the location nearest you. Our friendly staff will help you with your selection, provide you with pricing information and can take your order over the phone.

Ordering at a Store Location

If you’ve never ordered a headstone before or if it’s been a long time since you’ve needed a memorial, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how simple the process is and how rewarding it can be. Here are the steps normally followed but you’re the customer so you’re in charge. We will work at whatever pace you are comfortable with and will answer any questions you may have as they arise. If there will be several people involved in the decision making process, we encourage you to come in together so decisions can be made collaboratively.

1. When you visit one of our stores, a staff member will ask you who the memorial is for and what cemetery it will be placed in. When we know the cemetery we can show you a headstone that meets the cemetery requirements. To find the Krause Monument location nearest you, call our office at 608-637-7726 or click here to visit the “Locations” section of our website.

2. After we explain and show you the type of memorial that is accepted by your particular cemetery, we will present you with a selection of granite colors. Granite is a beautiful material and Krause Monument has the largest inventory of granite markers and monuments in Wisconsin. In fact, if you would like to select the exact piece of stone to use for the monument, we can do that at our Viroqua location at 806 S. Main Street, Viroqua, WI 54665. We’re sure we will have a color you will love. If we don’t, we’ll find it for you. Should your cemetery only allow bronze markers, we have a wide selection of sizes and designs for you to choose from, including several exclusive designs only available through Krause Monument Company.

3. After you have decided on the color, size and style memorial we will lead you through the design discussion. It is helpful if you think about the type of design carving you would like before coming in because there are literally thousands of possibilities. Are you interested in religious ornamentation or something more secular? Did your loved one have a hobby, profession or other passion in life you would like commemorated on the headstone? Is there a specific image you want engraved on the memorial? If you bring in an object or photo that was special to the deceased we can replicate the image on the monument for a very personal tribute.

4. Lastly we will discuss the wording to be engraved on the memorial. The engraving, or inscription, will name the person resting there, provide a historical record and tell something special about the person to everyone who passes by. Think about how you would like the person’s name to read on the headstone. Do you want to use their formal name or something more casual? How about the epitaph? There is something special to say about everyone. If you need some help with ideas, visit the “Epitaphs” section of our website. Be sure to bring in the full dates of birth and death when you visit us. Sometimes these dates can be hard to remember off the top of your head. Bringing along any cemetery paperwork showing the grave location would be helpful as well.

Company Overview

Our company offers the largest selection of cemetery monuments in the Wisconsin area in a wide variety of colors, prices and styles. We also offer custom engraving services. We have been serving the Wisconsin area since 1895 and offer factory direct prices. We serve all the cemeteries in Wisconsin.

Today, Krause Monument Company has 3 Wisconsin locations and our products are also available through some funeral homes in Wisconsin.  We have several nationally recognized designers on staff and are proud of the distinctive memorials we produce. While cemetery memorials are still our primary focus, our product offerings have grown to include commemorative plaques, brick fundraisers, commercial signage, park benches and veterans memorials.

Monument Buyers Guide

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Do You Have a Question?

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There is something special to say about everyone but summarizing a life in just a few words can be very difficult.
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Planning Ahead

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Pet Memorials

Preserve your memories of joy with a landscape rock, dog or cat urn, etched portrait marker, bronze plaque or garden memorial.
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