Helping families celebrate a life lived.


Services & Obituaries

Robert Goettle
December 2, 1952 ~
September 03, 2015
Date of Service: October 07, 2015

Richard Brustkern
October 25, 1931 ~
September 18, 2015
Date of Service: September 29, 2015

Beulah (Bylsma) Erickson
Date of Death: September 24, 2015
Date of Service: October 05, 2015

Jon 'Robin' Lemon
August 6, 1950 ~
September 25, 2015
Date of Service: October 02, 2015

Vince Guhin
November 21, 1946 ~
September 27, 2015
Date of Service: October 03, 2015

Ruben Schott
September 3, 1936 ~
September 27, 2015
Date of Service: October 03, 2015

Joy Wruck-Tucker
April 30, 1961 ~
September 29, 2015

James McCready, Jr.
July 26, 1952 ~
September 25, 2015

Frank 'Phil' McCandless
April 28, 1932 ~
September 24, 2015

Ramona Anderson
April 17, 1932 ~
September 23, 2015

Phyllis Smith
June 16, 1928 ~
September 22, 2015

Wilma Batman
July 15, 1925 ~
September 20, 2015

Diana Lee Barber Morse
April 27, 1940 ~
September 18, 2015


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

"Thank you for your caring and efficient service on the death of my husband.  I appreciated your handling of the necessary, but tedious paperwork that accompanies every death.  It was a relief to me to leave those details in your capable hands."

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