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Michael Hockel
August 29, 1945 ~
October 05, 2015
Date of Service: May 28, 2016


Robert Dyer
April 28, 1922 ~
May 10, 2016
Date of Service: May 29, 2016


Skyler Ness-Keller
May 8, 2000 ~
May 18, 2016
Date of Service: May 28, 2016


Patricia Daignault
June 21, 1954 ~
May 20, 2016
Date of Service: May 28, 2016


Michael Farmer
November 29, 1959 ~
May 23, 2016
Date of Service: May 30, 2016


Jeffrey Karn
November 27, 1955 ~
May 26, 2016
Date of Service: June 04, 2016


Evelyn E. Dean
August 24, 197 ~
May 23, 2016


Steve Ratke
January 17, 1948 ~
May 23, 2016


Sammy Weyand
January 28, 1934 ~
May 19, 2016


Claudean Weidenaar
January 6, 1945 ~
May 19, 2016


Eric Shelkey
December 6, 1951 ~
May 16, 2016


Constance Justice
May 12, 1929 ~
May 11, 2016


Margarret Bogue
November 29, 1940 ~
May 11, 2016


 

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; Reese Creek 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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"Words cannot express our thanks and appreciation for all you did for the service and for the family.  No matter how busy you all were during that time, you always made us feel like we were #1 on the list!  All of the special touches you helped us with made the service and our struggles much easier to deal with.  Again, our heartfelt thanks."

 
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EYES OF FREEDOM MEMORIAL: May 29 to June 1, 2014
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