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they're about celebrating life.
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Services & Obituaries

John 'Ed' Welch
February 22, 1935 ~
July 22, 2014
Graveside Service: August 01, 2014


Clarice Wallin
July 3, 1916 ~
July 29, 2014
Date of Service: August 02, 2014


Alice Zimmerman
May 30, 1918 ~
July 27, 2014


Edwinnie Maxey
February 28, 1924 ~
July 27, 2014


Kenneth McAfee
October 26, 1921 ~
July 23, 2014


Carl W. Idland
May 9, 1928 ~
July 22, 2014


Helen L. Wilson
November 12, 1920 ~
July 20, 2014


Wanda Lammer
November 23, 1933 ~
July 20, 2014


Sam Hofman
December 26, 1928 ~
July 19, 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



Family Feedback

"We greatly appreciate your help with the service.  Rachelle, your guidance and thoughtfulness made difficult decisions easier and helped to personalize the service.  Marilyn, you went above and beyond, securing an ideal reception location and helping throughout the luncheon.  T.J., thank you for your help during the service and the transition to the reception.  The DVD of photos & music will be loved for years to come.  We were all very pleased with dad's service and know we couldn't have done it without your help."

~ The B. Family
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News & Events

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

VIDEO: 2014 MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Honoring Our Military

NEWS RELEASE: DOKKEN-NELSON FUNERAL SERVICE HOSTING EYES OF FREEDOM MEMORIAL
Memorial Honors Military Service & Sacrifice

NEWS RELEASE: Cell Phones for Soldiers Phone Drive Results
Memorial Day Phone Drive Provides More Than 30,000 Minutes to Troops

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