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Martha Adams
February 22, 1920 ~
January 18, 2016
Date of Service: July 02, 2016


Eric Shelkey
December 6, 1951 ~
May 16, 2016
Date of Service: June 30, 2016


Violet Johnson
April 17, 1921 ~
June 19, 2016
Date of Service: July 08, 2016


Gary Brenner
June 3, 1947 ~
June 27, 2016
Date of Service: July 07, 2016


Jason Stubbs
January 7, 1975 ~
June 28, 2016
Date of Service: July 02, 2016


Harland Jones
January 27, 1918 ~
June 24, 2016


Malinda Woehl
August 16, 1987 ~
June 22, 2016


Mary Parmer Terpstra
October 28, 1918 ~
June 21, 2016


Louise Ogle
March 22, 1921 ~
June 16, 2016


Isiah Cooper
June 26, 1944 ~
June 16, 2016


Mildred Voth
July 3, 1926 ~
June 13, 2016


Leroy Casagranda
May 8, 1935 ~
June 12, 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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NEWS RELEASE: Have the Talk of a Lifetime
November 19 ~ 2pm & 6:30pm

Jim Mitchell Honored for 50 Years in the Funeral Industry
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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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