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Mary Mathis
December 4, 1926 ~
December 29, 2016
Date of Service: January 28, 2017


Lori Ruth Oldenburger
May 16, 1959 ~
January 16, 2017
Date of Service: January 20, 2017


Daniel Bowlin
December 12, 1952 ~
January 12, 2017


Marvin Mardock
July 1, 1930 ~
January 10, 2017


Lawrence Konkler
April 18, 1964 ~
January 09, 2017


Jane Jonas
February 18, 1951 ~
January 08, 2017


Betty Lou Suhr
September 6, 1929 ~
January 08, 2017


Jacqueline Sharp
November 29, 1951 ~
January 07, 2017


Jerry Honkanen
August 10, 1940 ~
January 06, 2017


 

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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"Thank you for your caring and efficient service on the death of my husband.  I appreciated your handling of the necessary, but tedious paperwork that accompanies every death.  It was a relief to me to leave those details in your capable hands."

 
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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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