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Services & Obituaries
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Donald Whitmore
February 5, 1923 ~
June 27, 2015
Date of Service: July 24, 2015


Clifford Chisholm
June 22, 1951 ~
June 29, 2015


John Burgess
August 9, 1924 ~
June 27, 2015


Garry Carter Schye
April 15, 1947 ~
June 26, 2015


Richard Dean
August 5, 1961 ~
June 23, 2015


Percy Gates
November 12, 1923 ~
June 23, 2015


Katherine 'Kay' Asay
June 12, 1931 ~
June 21, 2015


Jack Perry
January 19, 1941 ~
June 21, 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

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