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.
- Catered Receptions
- Multicultural Funerals
The 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.
Unique memorial products
Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center offers many exceptional products to help you create a lasting memory of a loved one. Certainly there are bookmarks and grave markers, but we also have some unique and highly personal memorial products that you won’t find elsewhere in Coral Springs. Our floral lamps are one example. We send flowers from your loved one’s funeral to a company that incorporates them into an electric lamp. We can also create photo memory blankets or take cremated remains and infuse them into a glass flame or heart in a range of sizes, from paperweight to pendant. We are happy to discuss your options and discover the unique memorial product fitting for your family and loved one.
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.
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.