With a history that dates back to the 1950s, Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center provides personalized funeral and cremation services to Margate. As part of a large group of Kraeer funeral homes—with locations in Sunrise, Coconut Creek and Coral Springs in Florida—area families choose us because we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence and integrity.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Option for mail delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
- Catered events
Services available to support planning events
Arrangements by phone and email
Complete funeral planning without needing a funeral home visit
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
- Black car service
- Police escort available
- Cemetery flower delivery
Other Languages Spoken
- Multicultural funerals
When planning a funeral, you should feel confident in your funeral provider. The Dignity Memorial family of funeral homes, crematories and cemeteries is backed by the largest network of funeral providers in North America. We are proud to offer valuable services to families that only we can offer. Learn more about the Dignity Difference.
National plan transferability
Personal Planning Guide
Free online obituary
Experts in honoring veterans
Away from home protection
Celebration of life
Compassion help line
100% Dignity Service Guarantee
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Our funeral home and services
From our funeral home on State Road 7, we serve families of all cultures and religions. We have a comfortable visitation room and large reception area for catered events, ranging from coffee and tea to lunch or dinner. We are a non-denominational, multicultural funeral home representing all cultural and traditional values, with years of experience caring for people from all walks of life. Some members of our team speak Spanish.
At Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center, we understand that losing a loved one is a difficult, emotional experience. We know the decisions can seem overwhelming, and we are committed to patient, professional care. When we sit down with you to plan a funeral, we have a primary goal: create a fitting, memorable and affordable service. Together, we will explore the variety of options, as well as all kinds of imaginative ideas.
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.
Plan a special funeral, memorial service
Whether you seek a direct cremation, full traditional funeral with a graveside service or a modern celebration of life with a band, favorite foods and a send-off that reflects the personality of yourself or your loved one, we go the extra mile to make it happen. And we do it with a level of care and compassion families need.
Want a dove release? An ice cream social? Personalized golf balls as mementos? A service on the beach? Whatever your or your loved one's wishes, we carefully plan a celebration of life that is as unique as the life it honors.
Your friends and neighbors
We believe that community is important, which is why Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center belongs to the Margate Chamber of Commerce and participates in community events such as charity walks.
As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center gives you not only the warm, familiar attention you expect from a Margate funeral home, but also the value you deserve by way of the largest network of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America.
Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information about our services, including planning a funeral ahead of time.
Now bringing area families unmatched services as part of the Dignity Memorial® network, Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center got its start in the 1950s.
The 1st funeral home
R. Jay Kraeer attended mortuary science school in Cincinnati and moved to Florida with his wife, Lorraine, in the late 1940s. He opened his and the city’s 1st funeral home in Pompano Beach in 1952, where visitations were held in the living room.
Expanding the business
In 1957, Jay opened a 2nd funeral home in Boca Raton. It was followed by another Pompano Beach location (1961), a Deerfield Beach funeral home (1963), a 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 of new owners opened a location of Kraeer Mason Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Tamarac.
Meeting high expectations
Jay's high expectations of his team helped establish Kraeer Funeral Home as a trusted and compassionate provider. Jay himself 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, still plays an active role in the funeral homes.
"Caring, Loving. The Best!"
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"Excellent staff, services were rendered with ultimate care, went above and beyond in foreseeing our needs and making necessary arrangements."
Verified Burial Customer
"The service was great, the atmosphere was great and the food was excellent. The round tables are so much nicer than just rows of chairs, it allowed people to visit with each other and eat in comfort. )..."See More
Verified Burial Customer
"EXTREMELY SATISFIED WITH ALL THE SERVICES PROVIDED AND THE THOROUGHNESS, PROFESSIONALISM, CARE AND COMPASSION DEMONSTRATED BY YOUR FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND STAFF."
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"Very professional & compassionate staff"
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