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Services & Obituaries
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Yvonne Pickett
November 8, 1915 ~
August 14, 2017
Date of Service: September 02, 2017


Robert Soper
June 22, 1933 ~
August 21, 2017


Elizabeth Hemenway
March 19, 1956 ~
August 20, 2017


Dolla Weaver
May 5, 1934 ~
August 17, 2017


Willard Van Dyke
May 25, 1936 ~
August 17, 2017


Kathleen Wheeler
December 13, 1933 ~
August 17, 2017


Thomas Freeman
November 29, 1960 ~
August 14, 2017


Albert Janzen
April 21, 1924 ~
August 11, 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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~ The J. Family
 
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HAVE THE TALK OF A LIFETIME
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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

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

EYES OF FREEDOM MEMORIAL: VETERANS (& THEIR FAMILIES) OPENS TONIGHT!
Opening Ceremony Tonight, May 29, at 6:30pm

 


     
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