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Pauline Lucas
September 1, 1928 ~
February 16, 2018
Date of Service: April 21, 2018


Dennis Franz
November 18, 1942 ~
April 15, 2018


Sidney Dykstra
April 20, 1926 ~
April 13, 2018


Patricia Larsen
October 1, 1927 ~
April 12, 2018


Daniel Klein
May 5, 1929 ~
April 11, 2018


Betty Portnell
March 4, 1933 ~
April 11, 2018


Tiffany Halvorson
March 30, 1994 ~
April 08, 2018


Helen Olson
June 9, 1935 ~
April 07, 2018


 

Understanding Green Burial

GBC LogoDokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the  Green Burial Council (GBC); a nonprofit organization working to encourage environmental sustainability in the field of funeral service. Dokken-Nelson received its certification, along with a Three Leaf rating—the highest available from the GBC.

 

When green burial is selected, all aspects of burial remain as “natural” as possible—including non-formaldehyde-based care and cleansing products, natural fiber caskets and shrouds, and no vault to facilitate a quicker return to the elements. Green burial limits the environmental impact by using products made of renewable resources.

 

Green burial funeral service options are similar to a traditional funeral service. The primary difference is the selection of fluids used for sanitation and preservation. Options for a green burial service include: 

  • No visSunset Hillsitation, no services (direct burial)

  • Private family visitation (usually no embalming required)

  • Public visitation, utilizing embalming with formaldehyde-free fluids

  • Home vigil

While there are no official “green” cemeteries in the state of Montana, the Gallatin Valley has several cemeteries that do not require the use of a vault: Sunset Hills Cemetery; Fir Ridge Cemetery (West Yellowstone); and Dry Creek Cemetery. With green burial, grave markers that don’t intrude on the landscape are typically selected—such as shrubs and trees, or an engraved flat stone native to the area. The available marker options vary by cemetery.

 

Understanding Green Burial PDF

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"You and your staff are true professionals.  You went way and above your call of duty.  All of us are so grateful for that, and we will remember the extra act of kindness the rest of our lives.  We thank you so very much."

~ Betty & Family
 
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PRE-PLANNING: YOUR FINAL GIFT
FREE SEMINAR: Monday, May 7, 2018 ~ GranTree Inn

CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH: UNDERSTANDING YOUR GRIEF
Starts Tues~4/10/18~6:30pm (10 Weeks)

COMPASSUS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
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NEWS RELEASE: Have the Talk of a Lifetime
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