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Services & Obituaries
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Nellie Litle
October 23, 1915 ~
May 25, 2015
Date of Service: May 29, 2015


Martin Burris
March 30, 1927 ~
May 25, 2015
Date of Service: May 30, 2015


Edna Hensley
July 1, 1928 ~
May 25, 2015


Kevin Ellerton
July 19, 1974 ~
May 23, 2015


Jack Shell
January 16, 1936 ~
May 20, 2015


Joanne Jensen
February 17, 1941 ~
May 19, 2015


Fern Hodges
December 7, 1925 ~
May 17, 2015


Erven Anderson
March 29, 1934 ~
May 12, 2015


Heath Shannon
September 20, 1970 ~
May 10, 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

Pre-planning information
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