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Services & Obituaries
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Raymond Tatarka
January 31, 1934 ~
July 30, 2015
Date of Service: September 04, 2015


Melton Maxwell
February 14, 1944 ~
August 05, 2015
Graveside Service: September 19, 2015


Sue Kankelborg
June 26, 1927 ~
August 09, 2015
Date of Service: September 27, 2015


Adam David Arnold
October 1, 1964 ~
August 11, 2015
Date of Service: September 13, 2015


Mary 'Dee' George
June 23, 1936 ~
August 26, 2015
Date of Service: September 05, 2015


Martha Simonson
September 12, 1931 ~
September 03, 2015
Date of Service: September 08, 2015


Mary Ryan
August 26, 1945 ~
September 03, 2015


Gerald Townsend
November 8, 1940 ~
September 01, 2015


Lawrence Walker
November 13, 1933 ~
August 27, 2015


Martha Van Alstyne
April 11, 1923 ~
August 27, 2015


Bertha 'Bunny' Albers
March 3, 1936 ~
August 27, 2015


Belva Hyman
May 11, 1920 ~
August 26, 2015


Alice Williams
December 16, 1918 ~
August 26, 2015


 

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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