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.

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.

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 the Dignity Memorial® network, 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

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R. 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 2nd 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 7 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, which today are members of the Dignity Memorial® network, the largest group of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery providers in North America.

Amenities

Location

Cremation

Service

Religious & Cultural

Other Languages Spoken

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Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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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.

"Brianna and Staff were very accommodating and made us feel very welcome during our session. I definitely recommend their services for any family in need. This was the second time using them and we'll definitely refer to them in the future."

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October 2021

"I was at an advantage because I'd pre-planned the funeral and didn't have to do so in anguish. I also had my children and grandchildren by my side."

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September 2021

"I have to say that during such a difficult time in my family's and my life of loosing my father, the last thing you want to do is set up these kind of arrangements. I had spoken to Annie and she was absolutely amazing to deal with. She was very compassionate and caring throughout the entire process. She had answered all my questions, responded back when needed and just had a great bed side manner which made a very difficult situation a little bit easier to get through. I thank you Annie again for being so accommodating and having such a warm personality and genuinely helping me through the entire process. You made such a difference during such a hard time in my life. Thank you, Eddy Valenz"

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August 2021

"My mother pre-paid for her services as I have, and it is the smartest way to go, plus you get to pick out everything that you want. It definitely saves the family from unnecessary heartache and anguish. There also is a substantial savings depending when you finally pass. I recommend every one pre-pay. The staff at Kraeer made everything so easy. The service was absolutely beautiful. Every staff member I dealt with was very professional, helpful and caring. I am so glad we picked Kraeer."

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August 2021

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