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Services & Obituaries
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Raymond Tatarka
January 31, 1934 ~
July 30, 2015
Date of Service: September 04, 2015


Melton Maxwell
February 14, 1944 ~
August 05, 2015
Graveside Service: September 19, 2015


Sue Kankelborg
June 26, 1927 ~
August 09, 2015
Date of Service: September 27, 2015


Adam David Arnold
October 1, 1964 ~
August 11, 2015
Date of Service: September 13, 2015


Jean Francis
May 8, 1934 ~
August 21, 2015
Date of Service: August 30, 2015


Alice Williams
December 16, 1918 ~
August 26, 2015
Date of Service: September 01, 2015


Mary George
June 23, 1936 ~
August 26, 2015
Date of Service: September 05, 2015


Lawrence Walker
November 13, 1933 ~
August 27, 2015
Graveside Service: August 30, 2015


Martha Van Alstyne
April 11, 1923 ~
August 27, 2015


Bertha Albers
March 3, 1936 ~
August 27, 2015


Belva Hyman
May 11, 1920 ~
August 26, 2015


Fred Johnson
February 18, 1997 ~
August 19, 2015


Jannette Greydanus
September 30, 1923 ~
August 16, 2015


Ruth Fechter
August 9, 1922 ~
August 15, 2015


Ruth Williams
February 5, 1923 ~
August 14, 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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"Thank you again for the very special service for our Dad.  We will forever appreciate your kindness, hard-work, and your ability to make his celebration of life "just right."  Everything captured our Dad's good life right down to the 'can of Coke' and the special music...wonderful memories."

~ Cathy C.
 
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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

 


     
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