Helping families celebrate a life lived.


Services & Obituaries

Marjorie Hunt
November 2, 1934 ~
October 12, 2016
Date of Service: October 22, 2016

Carolyn Clark
September 22, 1930 ~
October 16, 2016
Date of Service: October 24, 2016

Lois Milligan
October 25, 1929 ~
October 17, 2016
Date of Service: October 25, 2016

Ross MacPherson
May 12, 1938 ~
October 18, 2016
Date of Service: November 06, 2016

William Grabow
September 10, 1924 ~
October 18, 2016

Ray Byerly
January 17, 1952 ~
October 18, 2016

Douglas Abraham
March 24, 1943 ~
October 18, 2016

Idessa Tyers
November 22, 1924 ~
October 15, 2016

A. Donn Kesselheim
June 2, 1927 ~
October 15, 2016

Joyce Heidema
September 21, 1940 ~
October 12, 2016

Nan Klassen
January 6, 1927 ~
October 06, 2016


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 or 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 a question.

Pre-planning information
Family Feedback

"All of us want to express our gratitude for the way you thought ahead of us and eased the process of planning at this hard time.  So many of the fine touches you added were just right.  You made us feel we were the only ones on your itinerary and had all the time in the world to deal with us."

~ Mary B.
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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
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