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Jesse Bos
March 28, 1994 ~
September 14, 2017
Date of Service: September 22, 2017


Eleanor Gover
July 13, 1938 ~
September 19, 2017
Date of Service: September 25, 2017


Marvin Feddes
May 15, 1930 ~
September 19, 2017
Date of Service: September 25, 2017


Helen "Wendy" Gerez
January 17, 1941 ~
September 17, 2017
Date of Service: September 30, 2017


Antonette Kober
September 15, 1939 ~
September 14, 2017


Berness Lubbers
December 9, 1932 ~
September 11, 2017


Melody Zajdel
December 16, 1949 ~
September 11, 2017


Robert Jordan
October 7, 1926 ~
September 10, 2017


Sally Newby
October 30, 1967 ~
September 09, 2017


Ian Asay
June 9, 1990 ~
September 08, 2017


John Wallis
September 7, 1987 ~
September 06, 2017


 

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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"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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