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Services & Obituaries

Lilah Duncan
March 8, 1925 ~
October 25, 2014
Date of Service: October 31, 2014


Clifford Hysell
April 7, 1942 ~
October 26, 2014
Date of Service: October 31, 2014


William Berndt
October 17, 1927 ~
October 30, 2014


Jacqueline Schaffer
September 2, 1934 ~
October 27, 2014


Maryon Border
March 9, 1919 ~
October 26, 2014


Matthew Reid
August 22, 1954 ~
October 24, 2014


James A. Livers
April 26, 1921 ~
October 21, 2014


Susan K. McCaw
October 29, 1940 ~
October 21, 2014


Charles W. 'Chick' Hale, Jr.
June 24, 1927 ~
October 21, 2014


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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 Social Security Administration, Gallatin County permit, Veterans Administration, 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.

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

Pre-planning information
Family Feedback

"Please do know that our thanks comes from the bottom of our hearts for all the TLC you have given our family at this very difficult time.  You actually make people feel pampered, making this time so much easier.  Each of you have went above and beyond the call of duty."

~ The Family of G. D.
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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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