Funerals aren't about death—
they're about celebrating life.
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Services & Obituaries

Willis 'Pat' Daniel
December 18, 1925 ~
October 19, 2014
Date of Service: October 26, 2014


James A. Livers
April 26, 1921 ~
October 21, 2014


Susan K. McCaw
October 29, 1940 ~
October 21, 2014


Charles W. 'Chick' Hale, Jr.
June 24, 1927 ~
October 21, 2014


Richard D. Evans
January 28, 1924 ~
October 15, 2014


Mary Doyle
September 8, 1953 ~
October 14, 2014


Hazel Knight
January 17, 1918 ~
October 12, 2014


Dr. Albert Heetderks
July 2, 1928 ~
October 10, 2014


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Our Facility

We recognize that families and friends gather most often at weddings, graduations, and funerals.  We've created a warm, home-like environment for fellowship and greeting so you can focus on your family and friends.

Our modern and spacious chapel, family room, and foyer comfortably accomodate 200 people.

Welcome to Dokken-Nelson

Located at 113 South Willson Avenue in Bozeman, Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory is a full-service funeral home that has been serving the Gallatin Valley for more than 100 years.  This facility was opened in the fall of 1937 as a funeral home, and has remained as such since that time.

The Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service building was added to the Montana National Register of Historic Places on December 21, 1987.

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Front Office

When you enter our building, the front office is immediately to your left to ensure you have instant access to someone who will help you.

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Our Foyer

Families may use the foyer to greet guests during the visitation and/or ceremony, as well as for small receptions.

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Our Chapel

Our chapel, with its original stained glass windows, is warm and comforting.  A professional sound system and state-of-the-art DVD system have been installed for families to enjoy memorial video tributes.

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Family Room

The Family Room is part of our chapel and offers private family seating for ceremonies performed at Dokken-Nelson.  Semi-private and private entrances are available for families to use.

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Arrangement Conference Room

Our Arrangement Conference Room is warm and bright, providing a comfortable space to meet with you.

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Casket Display Room

Our Casket Display Room is brightly lit and open, providing you with a wide selection of caskets to consider.

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Urn Display Area

The Urn Display Area is located in the same room as the Casket Display Room, providing you with many options to choose from.  From bronze urns to scattering urns to keepsake urns, you can select the most appropriate urn(s) for your needs.

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Pre-planning information
Family Feedback

"Thank you for the wonderful care you took of my mother, father, and the whole family throughout her funeral process.  The service was beautiful, as was the video.  Thank you for allowing us to hold the reception there.  It was very comfortable and warm.  We so appreciate your caring, concern, and respect."

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News & Events

Free Pre-Planning Seminar

Thursday, Oct 9, 2pm or 6:30pm ~ Holiday Inn Bozeman



Hope Lutheran Grief Support Group
8-Weeks: Starts 10/6/14, at 6:30pm

Rocky Mtn Hospice Bereavement Support Group
9 Weeks:  Starts 9/16/14, 5:30pm

Jim Mitchell Honored for 50 Years in the Funeral Industry
MFDA Recognizes 50-Year Commitment at State Convention

EYES OF FREEDOM MEMORIAL: May 29 to June 1, 2014
Honoring Those Who've Answered the Call to Service

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