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Services & Obituaries

Elaine Alphin
October 30, 1955 ~
August 19, 2014
Date of Service: September 24, 2014


Ginger Reiser
November 14, 1933 ~
August 26, 2014
Graveside Service: October 03, 2014


Penny Towner
March 3, 1962 ~
September 03, 2014
Graveside Service: October 03, 2014


Earl Vining
January 27, 1932 ~
September 11, 2014
Date of Service: October 04, 2014


Kristi Admire-Cole
October 17, 1958 ~
September 12, 2014
Date of Service: September 19, 2014


Patrick H. Wilhelm
November 8, 1924 ~
September 18, 2014


Marie Wininger
December 31, 1920 ~
September 16, 2014


Christine Roll
September 26, 1967 ~
September 14, 2014


Betty Hancock
May 4, 1922 ~
September 12, 2014


Wilma Harrison
November 27, 1928 ~
September 09, 2014


Jean Potts
August 17, 1930 ~
September 03, 2014


Leva Thompson
March 2, 1936 ~
September 02, 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

"Thank you so very much for your kindness regarding my mom's cremation.  We were so appreciative of the suggestion to call you as you proved to be exactly who we needed to help us through such a tough time."

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News & Events

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

EYES OF FREEDOM MEMORIAL: VETERANS (& THEIR FAMILIES) OPENS TONIGHT!
Opening Ceremony Tonight, May 29, at 6:30pm

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