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Services & Obituaries

Ethel Ehresmann
December 17, 1923 ~
August 17, 2014
Date of Service: September 06, 2014


Diane Bertelsen
July 31, 1944 ~
August 21, 2014
Date of Service: September 13, 2014


James DuMond
September 19, 1935 ~
August 22, 2014
Date of Service: September 09, 2014


Betty Russell
March 13, 1928 ~
August 26, 2014
Graveside Service: September 02, 2014


Anita Rudberg
July 3, 1963 ~
August 27, 2014
Date of Service: September 03, 2014


Raymond Ditterline
July 29, 1941 ~
August 26, 2014


Ginger Reiser
November 14, 1933 ~
August 26, 2014


Jerry Armstrong
October 27, 1945 ~
August 24, 2014


Becky Sue Olson
October 12, 1942 ~
August 23, 2014


Richard Catterlin
July 7, 1943 ~
August 22, 2014


Ruth Sawyer
June 5, 1922 ~
August 20, 2014


Donna Masson
October 7, 1944 ~
August 16, 2014


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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.



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

Bereavement Support Group
9 Weeks:  Starts 9/16, 5:30pm

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

EYES OF FREEDOM MEMORIAL: VETERANS (& THEIR FAMILIES) OPENS TONIGHT!
Opening Ceremony Tonight, May 29, at 6:30pm

VIDEO: 2014 MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Honoring Our Military

NEWS RELEASE: DOKKEN-NELSON FUNERAL SERVICE HOSTING EYES OF FREEDOM MEMORIAL
Memorial Honors Military Service & Sacrifice

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