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Services & Obituaries

Diane Ehernberger
April 7, 1947 ~
October 10, 2015
Date of Service: October 25, 2015

Janet Townsend
July 13, 1945 ~
October 07, 2015

Marie Gambill
August 31, 1912 ~
October 06, 2015

Katherine Allen
December 14, 1915 ~
October 06, 2015

Harvey Myer
March 8, 1927 ~
October 05, 2015

Michael Hockel
August 29, 1945 ~
October 05, 2015

Ray Sperry
September 30, 1936 ~
October 04, 2015

Betty Austin
January 25, 1934 ~
October 02, 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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