Funerals aren't about death—
they're about celebrating life.
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Services & Obituaries

Gary Dykman
June 29, 1943 ~
July 14, 2014
Date of Service: July 19, 2014


Merrel Kesler
February 28, 1946 ~
July 17, 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


Ron Rosa
August 6, 1942 ~
July 02, 2014


Bill Cope
May 23, 1931 ~
July 02, 2014


Kirtley Rierson
May 4, 1952 ~
July 02, 2014


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What Happens in the Arrangement Conference?

The arrangement conference takes approximately one-and-a-half to two hours and typically takes place at our office—however, we can meet wherever you are most comfortable. The arrangement conference is a time to get all of your questions answered and begin making the plans as to how you would like to “say goodbye.”  

When you come in to make arrangements for your loved one, we will guide you through the steps to arrange ceremonies and final disposition, including:

  • Learning about your loved one to ensure the services planned are a reflection of their life
  • Reviewing and discussing information and documents for either burial or cremation
  • Discussing wishes regarding personalizing the ceremony, such as memorial folders, video tributes, and more
  • Helping compose an obituary
  • Gathering information for the legal documents such as the death certificate

Items you will want to bring to the arrangement conference:

  • Clothes (whether selecting burial and cremation)
  • Photo to include with obituary
  • DD214 discharge document for veterans
  • Personal cosmetics if desired
  • Personal mementos you may want buried or cremated with your loved one

The staff at Dokken-Nelson is available to you 24-hours-a-day—everyday. Our telephones are answered by a staff member—never by an answering service. Don't ever hesitate to call us at 587.3184 if you have question.



Family Feedback

"Thank you again for the very special service for our Dad.  We will forever appreciate your kindness, hard-work, and your ability to make his celebration of life "just right."  Everything captured our Dad's good life right down to the 'can of Coke' and the special music...wonderful memories."

~ Cathy C.
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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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