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Services & Obituaries

Sam Hofman
December 26, 1928 ~
July 19, 2014
Date of Service: July 24, 2014


Carl W. Idland
May 9, 1928 ~
July 22, 2014
Date of Service: July 26, 2014


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


Wanda Lammer
November 23, 1933 ~
July 20, 2014


Merrel Kesler
February 28, 1946 ~
July 17, 2014


Gary Dykman
June 29, 1943 ~
July 14, 2014


Elizabeth McClure
Date of Death: July 10, 2014

Peter Goeddel
November 7, 1952 ~
July 10, 2014


George Van Delinder
October 12, 1926 ~
July 04, 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

"All of us want to express our gratitude for the way you thought ahead of us and eased the process of planning at this hard time.  So many of the fine touches you added were just right.  You made us feel we were the only ones on your itinerary and had all the time in the world to deal with us."

~ Mary B.
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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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