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Services & Obituaries
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Sue Blevins
April 28, 1952 ~
November 13, 2014
Date of Service: November 23, 2014


Becky Held
July 24, 1929 ~
November 16, 2014
Date of Service: November 22, 2014


David Hancox
March 1, 1955 ~
November 16, 2014
Date of Service: November 21, 2014


Ethel Barnes
January 7, 1932 ~
November 19, 2014


George Cole
July 12, 1943 ~
November 14, 2014


Marcella Nopper
March 4, 1936 ~
November 11, 2014


Stanley Carlyle
October 9, 1939 ~
November 10, 2014


Sadie Oostema
November 11, 1916 ~
November 06, 2014


Leona Gibson
October 9, 1936 ~
November 05, 2014


Franklin Searl
December 26, 1945 ~
November 05, 2014


 

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

Pre-planning information
Family Feedback
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"Thank you seems too inadequate to express the true feelings in my heart for the way you handled the military service.  I know he would have approved of your efficient and caring manner and so do I.  Thanks again, too, for your kindness.  I shall always recommend your services to all I come in contact with."

~ Dottie F.
 
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NEWS RELEASE: Have the Talk of a Lifetime
November 19 ~ 2pm & 6:30pm

Free Pre-Planning Seminar

Thursday, Oct 9, 2pm or 6:30pm ~ Holiday Inn Bozeman



Hope Lutheran Grief Support Group
8-Weeks: Starts 10/6/14, at 6:30pm

 


     
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