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Services & Obituaries

Paul Visscher
December 24, 1923 ~
February 28, 2018
Date of Service: March 17, 2018

Donald Isler
February 28, 1929 ~
March 11, 2018
Date of Service: March 18, 2018

Mary Lou Fjeld
January 30, 1921 ~
March 15, 2018

Constance Rumely
August 27, 1924 ~
March 07, 2018

Mildred McAfee
May 17, 1926 ~
March 06, 2018

Harold West
June 26, 1929 ~
March 06, 2018

Carter "Roy" French
August 28, 1952 ~
March 01, 2018

Helen Emerson
May 23, 1932 ~
February 28, 2018

Wesley R. Myers
January 1, 1948 ~
February 25, 2018


NEWS RELEASE: Have the Talk of a Lifetime

Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service Encourages Families to Have the Talk of a Lifetime

 Free Community Presentations Will Be Held November 19 at 2pm & 6:30pm


Bozeman, MONT. (November 7, 2014)  Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory today announced its participation in and support of Have the Talk of a LifetimeSM, a national effort to encourage families to have conversations about life and what matters most.  Dokken-Nelson held a “soft” launch of the campaign at their recent Advanced Planning Seminar on October 9. 

Dokken-Nelson invites you to join them on Wednesday, November 19, at 2pm or 6:30pm to learn more about the Have the Talk of a Lifetime initiative.  These free community presentations will be held at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel located at 113 South Willson Avenue in Bozeman.

“It’s not easy to talk about death, so we’re encouraging families to talk about life” said Chris Remely, owner and funeral director at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.  “Learning about memorable events and people, places and favorite activities, and values and lessons learned can help bring us closer to our loved ones.”

In addition to a brief presentation, Dokken-Nelson will be providing free guidebooks to help get the conversation started.  These stories can then be used at a later point in time to commemorate a loved one’s life.  Through meaningful memorialization, families and friends take an important step in the journey toward healing after death.

The Have the Talk of a Lifetime campaign is sponsored by the Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) in partnership with the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)—of which Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory is a member.

To register for one of the Have the Talk of a Lifetime presentations, or to learn more about Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory, please call 587.3184 or visit

About Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory

Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory is a full-service funeral home that has been serving the Gallatin Valley for more than 100 years.  Dokken-Nelson is committed to providing families with caring, compassionate service to help make a difficult time a little easier—working with loved ones to create meaningful life celebrations.  They offer customized memorial items, video tributes, and they are the pre-planning leader in the Gallatin Valley.  For more information please call 406.587.3184 or visit



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


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