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Services & Obituaries
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William Christie
October 10, 1935 ~
April 01, 2015
Graveside Service: May 22, 2015


Robert Myers
March 21, 1939 ~
April 09, 2015
Date of Service: May 16, 2015


Lee Poole
August 20, 1948 ~
April 18, 2015
Date of Service: May 16, 2015


Edward Loterbauer
January 13, 1924 ~
April 29, 2015


Gail R. Hendricks
July 27, 1934 ~
April 22, 2015


Betty Limes
August 6, 1928 ~
April 21, 2015


Frances McCartney
November 16, 1920 ~
April 21, 2015


Lois Hiebert
September 11, 1945 ~
April 20, 2015


Alvin Goldenstein
January 11, 1923 ~
April 20, 2015


Charles Hamp
September 6, 1931 ~
April 20, 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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"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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