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Services & Obituaries
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Matt Kohl
August 6, 1976 ~
April 13, 2019
Date of Service: April 20, 2019


Ralph Ross
May 24, 1959 ~
April 19, 2019
Date of Service: April 22, 2019


Charles D. Smith
May 23, 1945 ~
April 15, 2019
Date of Service: April 23, 2019


Harry C. Huntsinger
November 21, 1946 ~
April 17, 2019
Date of Service: April 24, 2019


Arnold Diede
March 4, 1930 ~
April 17, 2019
Date of Service: April 25, 2019


Beverly Wallace
March 21, 1931 ~
April 15, 2019
Date of Service: May 18, 2019


Stanley Durst
November 14, 1927 ~
April 13, 2019


Louie Gonzalez
June 11, 1943 ~
April 10, 2019


Gregory Parmer
July 8, 1939 ~
April 06, 2019


Daniel Ross
January 4, 1979 ~
April 04, 2019


Irene A. Kimm
August 21, 1922 ~
April 03, 2019


Anna Shannon
April 1, 1929 ~
April 01, 2019


Craig Reichstetter
June 12, 1948 ~
March 22, 2019


 

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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Family Feedback
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"We greatly appreciate your help with the service.  Rachelle, your guidance and thoughtfulness made difficult decisions easier and helped to personalize the service.  Marilyn, you went above and beyond, securing an ideal reception location and helping throughout the luncheon.  T.J., thank you for your help during the service and the transition to the reception.  The DVD of photos & music will be loved for years to come.  We were all very pleased with dad's service and know we couldn't have done it without your help."

~ The B. Family
 
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