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Services & Obituaries
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Bear Gambrell
September 3, 1963 ~
May 25, 2017
Date of Service: May 28, 2017


Bernard Van Hoorn
January 18, 1920 ~
May 23, 2017
Date of Service: May 31, 2017


Thomas Jenkins
June 29, 1929 ~
May 23, 2017


Susan Ault
March 4, 1935 ~
May 22, 2017


Perry Moore
December 21, 1927 ~
May 19, 2017


Susan Williams
October 25, 1950 ~
May 17, 2017


Verna Holen
December 2, 1931 ~
May 17, 2017


James Chapman III
May 27, 1938 ~
May 17, 2017


Glenna Garrett
October 24, 1924 ~
May 16, 2017


 

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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"This has been such a sad and painful time for me and my family.  Your kindness, patience, and guidance were greatly appreciated by me and everyone in the family.  You continually exceeded my expectations during a time when we needed it most."

~ The J. Family
 
News & Events
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PRE-PLANNING: YOUR FINAL GIFT
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 ~ 2pm or 6:30pm ~ Grantree Inn

Compassus Bereavement Support Group
9 Weeks:  Starts 3/07/17, 5:30pm

HAVE THE TALK OF A LIFETIME
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NEWS RELEASE: Have the Talk of a Lifetime
November 19 ~ 2pm & 6:30pm

Jim Mitchell Honored for 50 Years in the Funeral Industry
MFDA Recognizes 50-Year Commitment at State Convention

 


     
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