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Services & Obituaries

Laurence Wallace
December 9, 1930 ~
November 20, 2015
Date of Service: November 27, 2015

David Manley
February 12, 1936 ~
November 23, 2015
Date of Service: November 28, 2015

Donna Johnson
March 10, 1927 ~
November 22, 2015

Helen Crawford
March 11, 1923 ~
November 20, 2015

Martha Kamp
May 24, 1928 ~
November 19, 2015

William J. Labenz
October 8, 1937 ~
November 18, 2015

Carole Carpenter
April 30, 1929 ~
November 18, 2015

Leone Hayes
August 22, 1925 ~
November 16, 2015

Charles Kirk
January 6, 1927 ~
November 11, 2015


Understanding Cremation

Cremation is the process of reducing the body to bone and skeletal fragments through the use of intense heat and flame.  Upon completion of the cremation and a subsequent cooling period, the cremated remains (skeletal framework) are removed from the chamber and then processed—reduced into a smaller consistency.

By state statute, cremation takes place after a 24-hour waiting period, after release by the county medical examiner is received, and all legal authorizations are completed by the person(s) with legal authority. Medical devices—pacemakers, prostheses, radioactive implants, etc.—must be removed as they pose a serious hazard when subjected to intense heat or flame.

Cremation is a private, personal service.  Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory operates its own on-site crematory that is fully-licensed by the State of Montana. Cremation takes place at our facility, and is performed under our strict supervision and in accordance with professional standards and state regulations.

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