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Services & Obituaries

Ginger Reiser
November 14, 1933 ~
August 26, 2014
Graveside Service: October 03, 2014


Penny Towner
March 3, 1962 ~
September 03, 2014
Graveside Service: October 03, 2014


Earl Vining
January 27, 1932 ~
September 11, 2014
Date of Service: October 04, 2014


Carol Barclay
September 26, 1931 ~
September 22, 2014
Date of Service: October 01, 2014


Eva Molendyk
Date of Death: September 23, 2014
Date of Service: October 02, 2014


Alfred Funk
June 24, 1914 ~
September 28, 2014


Neill Goltz
July 2, 1920 ~
September 26, 2014


Carol Winslow
September 13, 1939 ~
September 25, 2014


Joyce Dynes
December 7, 1922 ~
September 24, 2014


Raymond Kleinsasser
March 19, 1926 ~
September 22, 2014


Barbara Jerke
July 10, 1936 ~
September 21, 2014


Laurene Engler
February 6, 1022 ~
September 21, 2014


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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



Family Feedback

"You blessed us in many ways and we can only say 'Thanks' for your understanding and patience during our time of grief.  You have a compassion that comes from your heart.  You are a blessing-may God continue to use you to Bless others."

~ Sandy N.
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News & Events

Free Pre-Planning Seminar

Thursday, Oct 9, 2pm or 6:30pm ~ Holiday Inn Bozeman



Hope Lutheran Grief Support Group
8-Weeks: Starts 10/6/14, at 6:30pm

Rocky Mtn Hospice Bereavement Support Group
9 Weeks:  Starts 9/16/14, 5:30pm

Jim Mitchell Honored for 50 Years in the Funeral Industry
MFDA Recognizes 50-Year Commitment at State Convention

EYES OF FREEDOM MEMORIAL: May 29 to June 1, 2014
Honoring Those Who've Answered the Call to Service

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