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


Claudine Eckes
January 25, 1934 ~
February 03, 2016
Date of Service: April 30, 2016


Robert Hargrove
February 22, 1931 ~
March 20, 2016
Graveside Service: April 30, 2016


Roanne Kundert
August 1, 1936 ~
April 18, 2016
Date of Service: May 14, 2016


John 'Mitch' Simkins
August 16, 1958 ~
April 21, 2016
Date of Service: April 27, 2016


Dorothy Refling
March 6, 1923 ~
April 21, 2016
Date of Service: April 29, 2016


Erna Phillips
June 3, 1917 ~
April 22, 2016


Margaret Kraft
April 5, 1921 ~
April 19, 2016


Elizabeth Sylvis
January 27, 1945 ~
April 13, 2016


Helen Anderson
February 20, 1923 ~
April 12, 2016


Erik Olsen
March 31, 1952 ~
April 10, 2016


Loretta Miller
May 29, 1933 ~
April 06, 2016


Sylvia McDaniel
June 3, 1963 ~
April 05, 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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"Chris, how do I ever find the words to properly or adequately thank you for your support and kindness during a very trying time.  You are a very special young man and have a wonderful way of making a very difficult time much more easy.  It was very comforting to deal with you.  You are a natural at your position.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

~ S. S.
 
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