About

Founded on the principles of trust, service to families and working with our community, Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center upholds a reputation that is nearly 70 years strong.

Our lovely Coral Springs funeral home sits conveniently at the corner of North University Drive and Northwest 16th Street. Remodeled in 2017, the funeral home and cremation center is modern and comfortable. Light and airy, with a chapel that seats 100 and a reception room that seats 50, we have both the place and the people to make a memorial memorable.

Communities served

  • Boca Raton
  • Coconut Creek
  • Coral Springs
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Margate
  • Parkland
  • Weston

Experienced associates

Front exterior at Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation CenterThe associates at Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center have many years of experience in planning funerals, burials, cremations and more. We’ve worked together for decades and consider ourselves family—a family here to serve yours.

We recognize that losing a loved one is a difficult emotional experience, and we take the job of making it easier very seriously. From creating the perfect multimedia tribute to ensuring that every last flower gets from the funeral home to the cemetery to giving your guests rides to and from the airport, we go the extra mile. No request is too large or too small for our team to handle with grace and attention to detail.

That effort extends to every aspect of service, and we always aim to celebrate life. Whether it’s a tea party for your aunt or a fishing theme for your grandfather, a butterfly release for your mother or a Scrabble party for your dad, we take the time to discover what mattered to your loved one and do everything we can to create a beautiful ceremony.

Personal services celebrating life

Personalized Celebration of Life

At Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center, we always aim to celebrate life. Whether you seek a traditional funeral, cremation or a contemporary life celebration, our team of professionals can create a send-off that reflects the personality and passions of yourself or your loved one. Every life is unique, all journeys are different, so let us assist in creating a celebration of life that captures the uniqueness of the individual.

Whether it’s a tea party for your aunt or a fishing theme for your grandfather, a butterfly release for your mother or a Scrabble party for your dad, we take the time to discover the details that matter and do everything we can to create a beautiful ceremony. And, to accommodate those unable to attend services, we offer online live-stream broadcasts.

Cremation services in Coral Springs

We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our transparent pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

For those who wish for a more momentous memorial, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

There are many options for cremation—and they're not all equal. Here's what you can expect when you choose us for your loved one's cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our custody-of-care program helps safeguard the identification of your loved one from the time we bring them into our care until the time we return them to your family. We check, cross-check and check again, every step of the way.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. We use only crematories owned and operated by Dignity Memorial® providers or trusted partners. Once your loved one is in our custody or that of a trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial crematory operators are licensed and certified by Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Only one person at a time is cremated, and the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.

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We honor veterans

Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Invested in Coral Springs

Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center has been an integral part of the community since 1980. We are your friends and neighbors.

We are a member of the Coral Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce. Many of our associates hold board positions throughout the community as well and participate in local churches and organizations including the Coconut Creek Explorer Program. We also help raise money for the American Diabetes Association and Susan G. Komen Foundation.

At the end of each year, we bring Coral Springs families together for an annual holiday candlelight service.

You can depend on us

Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center is a member of Dignity Memorial, the largest group of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery providers in North America. As such, we give you not only the warm, familiar attention you expect from a locally operated funeral home but also the value you deserve.

Regardless of your faith or cultural background, we are here for you. Please call us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information regarding advance planning.

History

Reception RoomR. Jay Kraeer attended mortuary science school in Cincinnati and moved to Florida with his wife Lorraine in the late 1940s. He and Lorraine opened their first funeral home—and the city’s first funeral home—in Pompano Beach in 1952 (visitations were held in the living room). He also provided the first ambulance service to Pompano Beach.

In 1957, Jay opened a second funeral home in Boca Raton. It was followed by another Pompano Beach location (1961), Deerfield Beach funeral home (1963), Fort Lauderdale location (1966), a location in Margate (1972) and a Coral Springs funeral home (1980). By the time Jay sold the Kraeer funeral homes to a group of employees, there were seven locations in Broward County.

That group then opened Kraeer Mason Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Tamarac.

Jay’s high expectations of his team helped establish Kraeer Funeral Home as a trusted and compassionate provider. He was respected by his peers in the funeral industry, and they elected him president of the National Funeral Directors Association in 1976.

He died in 2004, leaving his nephew Robert D. Russell to continue the Kraeer legacy. Robert—who lives in Fort Lauderdale with his wife Kelli—plays an active role in the funeral homes.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"When my husband passed away very suddenly I was unprepared for making decisions. Kraeer and the Funeral Director guided my family through a very difficult time. The wake and the funeral service were a beautiful testament to my Husband's life of service. The Funeral Director provided my family with a caring and kind demeanor as she assisted with th

is process."

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July 2022

"Kraeer and staff provided exactly what is needed at an emotional and difficult time. This is my third experience with them, sadly, and they have never disappointed. Their compassion, attention to detail, and patience through the entire experience brought comfort and reassurance. This was my first time using the chapel for the funeral service and it

was beautiful. Our family was warmly welcomed the moment we walked in and they made themselves available to meet every need and concern."

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June 2022

"A very genuinely caring and patient staff."

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May 2022

"Joe was very kind and made the experience easy"

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