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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


 

Social Security & Veterans Benefits

How Do I Go About Filing For and Notifying Social Security and the Veterans Administration?

Dokken-Nelson files the appropriate paperwork for the Death Certificate, official notification to the Social Security Administration, notification to the Gallatin County and Federal Veterans Administrations, and for life insurance benefits.

Social Security

Dokken-Nelson will file the notification to the Social Security Administration.  However, families will need to meet with them to determine benefits.

     Local Office
     Social Security Administration
     3205 North 27th Avenue
     Bozeman, MT 59715
     406.586.4501 | 800.772.1213

Veterans Benefits

To process Veterans Benefits you will need to provide a copy of the decedent's DD-214 discharge document.

For each honorably discharged veteran, all Montana counties provide:

  1. Death benefits of up to $500
  2. Military honors
  3. An American flag
  4. A headstone if buried in a cemetery
  5. A free plot for decedent and spouse if buried in a state or national* veterans cemetery

*NOTE:  The closest state cemetery is Fort Harrison in Helena, MT.  The closest national cemetery is located in Laurel, MT

Your loved one may also be eligible for Federal VA benefits. 

     Local Office
     Veterans Affairs Division
     350 Airport Road
     Belgrade, MT 59714-8568
     406.388.4601

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"Let me thank you for the care you took with my father and family.  You and all the staff at Dokken-Nelson were wonderful.  We appreciate all you did for us; it was wonderful not having to worry about anything during this very sad time."

~ M. J.
 
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EYES OF FREEDOM MEMORIAL: May 29 to June 1, 2014
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Opening Ceremony Tonight, May 29, at 6:30pm

 


     
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