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Services & Obituaries
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Dolla Weaver
May 5, 1934 ~
August 17, 2017
Date of Service: August 22, 2017


Willard Van Dyke
May 25, 1936 ~
August 17, 2017
Date of Service: August 22, 2017


Yvonne Pickett
November 8, 1915 ~
August 14, 2017
Date of Service: September 02, 2017


Kathleen Wheeler
December 13, 1933 ~
August 17, 2017


Geneva Garneski
April 8, 1925 ~
August 08, 2017


Bonnie Riddell
May 24, 1940 ~
August 07, 2017


Anne Karp
March 30, 1913 ~
August 07, 2017


Sandra Merwin
November 16, 1949 ~
August 06, 2017


Randy Chaney
May 20, 1953 ~
August 04, 2017


Norma Murdoch
August 18, 1941 ~
July 31, 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

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"You blessed us in many ways and we can only say 'Thanks' for your understanding and patience during our time of grief.  You have a compassion that comes from your heart.  You are a blessing-may God continue to use you to Bless others."

~ Sandy N.
 
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Jim Mitchell Honored for 50 Years in the Funeral Industry
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EYES OF FREEDOM MEMORIAL: May 29 to June 1, 2014
Honoring Those Who've Answered the Call to Service

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