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Services & Obituaries
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Michael Hockel
August 29, 1945 ~
October 05, 2015
Date of Service: May 28, 2016


Roanne Kundert
August 1, 1936 ~
April 18, 2016
Date of Service: May 14, 2016


Michael O'Dell
November 4, 1997 ~
April 30, 2016
Date of Service: May 07, 2016


Jeanne Warden
February 11, 1926 ~
May 01, 2016
Date of Service: May 06, 2016


Patricia Ligtenberg
March 17, 1934 ~
May 01, 2016
Date of Service: May 06, 2016


Madaline Phillippi
May 25, 1924 ~
May 03, 2016


Walter Hollensteiner
February 4, 1934 ~
May 03, 2016


Hamako Cash
December 1, 1930 ~
May 02, 2016


Elizabeth Shirley
April 6, 1923 ~
April 27, 2016


Erna Phillips
June 3, 1917 ~
April 22, 2016


John 'Mitch' Simkins
August 16, 1958 ~
April 21, 2016


Dorothy Refling
March 6, 1923 ~
April 21, 2016


 

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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HAVE THE TALK OF A LIFETIME
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NEWS RELEASE: Have the Talk of a Lifetime
November 19 ~ 2pm & 6:30pm

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

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

 


     
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