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


Robert Dyer
April 28, 1922 ~
May 10, 2016
Date of Service: May 29, 2016


Skyler Ness-Keller
May 8, 2000 ~
May 18, 2016
Date of Service: May 28, 2016


Claudean Weidenaar
January 6, 1945 ~
May 19, 2016
Date of Service: May 25, 2016


Patricia Daignault
June 21, 1954 ~
May 20, 2016
Date of Service: May 28, 2016


Sammy Weyand
January 28, 1934 ~
May 19, 2016


Eric Shelkey
December 6, 1951 ~
May 16, 2016


Constance Justice
May 12, 1929 ~
May 11, 2016


Margarret Bogue
November 29, 1940 ~
May 11, 2016


Margaret Hofman
December 18, 1951 ~
May 09, 2016


Florence Rhinehart
October 29, 1925 ~
May 09, 2016


Louis Smith
May 25, 1930 ~
May 08, 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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