With a history that dates back to the 50s, Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center provides caring, personalized funeral, burial and cremation services to Pompano Beach and beyond. Families choose us because we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence and integrity.
Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center is a non-denominational and multicultural funeral home. We are honored to represent all ethnicities and faith backgrounds, with years of experience caring for people from all walks of life. We also work closely with veterans organizations to honor those who have served our country.
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Our Pompano funeral home
Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center has stood at the corner of U.S. Highway 1 and Northeast 2nd Street since its founding. The white, Colonial-style building is a landmark in East Pompano Beach. It was both Pompano Beach's and R. Jay Kraeer's 1st funeral home, and he would eventually own 7 establishments throughout his career.
Today, the funeral home has a chapel, comfortable visitation room and reception area, which can host all types of events including coffee and tea, themed memorial services and more. We operate our own crematory, offering traditional cremations as well as no-flame cremations, known as calcination.
The team at Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center understands that losing a loved one is a difficult, emotional experience. We know these decisions can feel overwhelming, and we are committed to patient, professional care. When we sit down to plan a funeral, we have a simple goal: Create a fitting, memorable and affordable service. Together, we will explore the variety of options as well as all kinds of imaginative ideas.
Life well celebrated
Whether you seek a direct cremation, full traditional funeral with a graveside service, or a modern celebration of life, we go the extra mile, and we do it with a high level of care and compassion.
Do you want a dove release? What about a cupcake social? How about a memorial service on the sand? Maybe you want a no-holds-barred celebration complete with a live band, seafood buffet, full bar and personalized funeral memento gifts? Whatever your wishes, we take the things that mattered to someone and bring them together to create a singular, heartfelt memorial. Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center is here to help you and your family celebrate life.
Service and value
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 locally operated business, but also the value you deserve by way of the largest network of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery providers in North America.
Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information about our services, including planning a funeral in advance. There is always a funeral home team member available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You'll never get an answering service, and we'll be ready to help you anytime.
R. Jay Kraeer attended mortuary science school in Cincinnati and moved to Florida with his wife, Lorraine, in the late 40s. He opened his 1st funeral home, Pompano Beach’s 1st funeral home, in 1952 when visitations were still typically held in the actual home of the family. He also provided the 1st ambulance service to Pompano Beach.
Multiple funeral home locations
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 same group also opened a location of Kraeer Mason Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Tamarac.
Respected funeral professionals
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 he was elected 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, which today are members of the Dignity Memorial® network—the largest group of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers in North America.