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Services & Obituaries

Ross MacPherson
May 12, 1938 ~
October 18, 2016
Date of Service: November 06, 2016

Ray Byerly
January 17, 1952 ~
October 18, 2016
Date of Service: October 29, 2016

James Schmidt
September 9, 1930 ~
October 24, 2016
Date of Service: November 05, 2016

Margaret Mattila
February 10, 1927 ~
October 26, 2016
Graveside Service: October 28, 2016

Rosemary Bashor
May 17, 1922 ~
October 23, 2016

Nell Moore
February 14, 1923 ~
October 22, 2016

Alice Dudley
June 27, 1936 ~
October 21, 2016

William Grabow
September 10, 1924 ~
October 18, 2016

Douglas Abraham
March 24, 1943 ~
October 18, 2016

Lois Milligan
October 25, 1929 ~
October 17, 2016

Mary Martin
July 7, 1956 ~
October 17, 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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"Thank you for all your help and support during the death of my mother.  I was very impressed with your staff throughout this difficult process.  With your help we were able to say good-bye to our mother in a very meaningful way.  Our loss is still so new, but our thanks to you for the care you showed."

~ Lisa F.
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