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Services & Obituaries
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Marilyn Wessel
January 4, 1942 ~
December 04, 2017
Date of Service: December 18, 2017


Joan Bray
May 27, 1924 ~
December 11, 2017


Florence Malcott
June 28, 1924 ~
December 10, 2017


Josephine Dorsch
April 20, 1926 ~
December 10, 2017


Byron McAllister
April 29, 1929 ~
December 09, 2017


Barketta "Becky" Rebich-Riley
June 4, 1952 ~
December 09, 2017


Robyn Cavaness
March 22, 1953 ~
December 07, 2017


Jack Shropshire
June 5, 1921 ~
December 04, 2017


 

Understanding Cremation

Cremation is the process of reducing the body to bone and skeletal fragments through the use of intense heat and flame.  Upon completion of the cremation and a subsequent cooling period, the cremated remains (skeletal framework) are removed from the chamber and then processed—reduced into a smaller consistency.

By state statute, cremation takes place after a 24-hour waiting period, after release by the county medical examiner is received, and all legal authorizations are completed by the person(s) with legal authority. Medical devices—pacemakers, prostheses, radioactive implants, etc.—must be removed as they pose a serious hazard when subjected to intense heat or flame.

Cremation is a private, personal service.  Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory operates its own on-site crematory that is fully-licensed by the State of Montana. Cremation takes place at our facility, and is performed under our strict supervision and in accordance with professional standards and state regulations.

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SERVICE OF HOPE: Holiday Service of Remembrance
Sunday, December 3 ~ 2pm

COMPASSUS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
9 Weeks:  Starts 9/19/17, 5:30pm

HAVE THE TALK OF A LIFETIME
Click to Request Your Free Guidebook

NEWS RELEASE: Have the Talk of a Lifetime
November 19 ~ 2pm & 6:30pm

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

 


     
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