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Services & Obituaries

Ellen Wallner
December 21, 1926 ~
September 29, 2014
Date of Service: October 18, 2014


Willis Daniel
December 18, 1925 ~
October 19, 2014
Date of Service: October 26, 2014


Richard D. Evans
January 28, 1924 ~
October 15, 2014


Mary Doyle
September 8, 1953 ~
October 14, 2014


Hazel Knight
January 17, 1918 ~
October 12, 2014


Dr. Albert Heetderks
July 2, 1928 ~
October 10, 2014


Elisabeth Veltkamp
August 23, 1939 ~
October 10, 2014


Kenneth Tiahrt
February 5, 1935 ~
October 08, 2014


Merna Allen
December 13, 1921 ~
October 04, 2014


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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.

Pre-planning information
Family Feedback

"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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News & Events

Free Pre-Planning Seminar

Thursday, Oct 9, 2pm or 6:30pm ~ Holiday Inn Bozeman



Hope Lutheran Grief Support Group
8-Weeks: Starts 10/6/14, at 6:30pm

Rocky Mtn Hospice Bereavement Support Group
9 Weeks:  Starts 9/16/14, 5:30pm

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

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