Traditional Funeral Ceremony
This usually includes a public visitation and ceremony or gathering with the decedent present—giving family and friends the opportunity to “say good-bye.” Earth burial or entombment follow.
Similar to a Traditional Ceremony, the decedent may or may not be present and the burial can take place prior to the ceremony.
Family and friends gather at the final resting place. A visitation at the funeral home may precede meeting at the final resting place.
Green / Natural Burial
A burial in which most aspects of burial remain as “natural” as possible to ensure a more rapid return to the elements. It includes non-formaldehyde-based care and sanitizing procedures, natural fiber caskets, and no burial vault. This choice still allows for viewing of your loved one and a farewell ceremony.
Dokken-Nelson is the only Green Burial Council three-leaf certified green burial service provider in the state of Montana.
The funeral home oversees the burial without a ceremony or gathering. Prior to burial, viewing is still available with this option.