Community service and tradition for over 100 years...
For over 100 years, Krauss Funeral home has been a tradition to the families of Franklin Square, Elmont, and the surrounding communities. Over the last century, family values, religious beliefs, and professional service have been the most important parts of our business. Whether holding a traditional funeral or a private cremation, our guidance will help you in making your decisions at difficult times. All arrangements will be handled by our professional and dedicated staff of directors. To provide you with the utmost comfort, we have decorated our chapels to give our guests a more home-like feeling.
At Krauss Funeral Home, we have a commitment to the community that we serve. Krauss continually supports the local churches and is actively involved with almost every local organization in the area. Our Directors take pride in being members and officers of these organizations and stand behind their belief in excellence and commitment to the community.
We are proud to be one of the longest enduring,
family-owned businesses on Long Island...
Krauss Funeral Home is among the oldest businesses in western Nassau County, founded in 1910 by Charles H. Krauss, who served as the proprietor until 1953. On June 19, the business was sold to Arnold T. Christensen. The community-minded Christensen family has remained associated with the growth and development of Krauss Funeral Home ever since. In September of 1962, Arnold C. Christensen, son of Arnold T. Christensen, became a licenced Funeral Director and assumed his duties at the firm. Father and son worked closely together until Arnold T. Christensen's death in September 1981 at the age of 76.
On December 11, 1980, a fire severely damaged the funeral home. The building was promptly renovated in the home-like style that is and always has been its trademark. On January 13, 1989, the entire community was saddened to learn of the death of Arnold C. Christensen at the age of 50. Arnold C. Christensen's wife, Mrs. Irene Christensen, assumed proprietorship of the funeral home upon his death. Continuing as the licensed manager of the business, Glenville A. Rogers continues to uphold Krauss Funeral Home's standards of excellence to the present day. A third generation of the Christensen family became affiliated with Krauss Funeral Home in September, 1991 when Kenneth C. Christensen, son of Arnold C. Christensen, followed in his family's footsteps and became a Licensed funeral director as well. Throughout the decades, Krauss Funeral Home and the Christensen family have been proud to provide unmatched service and continuity to Franlin Square and the surrounding communities.