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Services & Obituaries
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Wayne Edsall
March 22, 1929 ~
February 08, 2019
Date of Service: February 25, 2019


Ryan Naffziger
May 4, 1984 ~
February 16, 2019


Anne Dykema
November 26, 1934 ~
February 09, 2019


William Johnson
March 10, 1928 ~
February 08, 2019


Leo "Dell" Griffiths
September 2, 1960 ~
February 06, 2019


David Hospodor
November 14, 1942 ~
February 05, 2019


Eris 'Bea' Black
December 11, 1922 ~
February 04, 2019


Ron Mendenhall
February 13, 1951 ~
January 31, 2019


 

Social Security & Veterans Benefits

How Do I Go About Filing For and Notifying Social Security and the Veterans Administration?

Dokken-Nelson files the appropriate paperwork for the Death Certificate, official notification to the Social Security Administration, notification to the Gallatin County and Federal Veterans Administrations, and for life insurance benefits.

Social Security

Dokken-Nelson will file the notification to the Social Security Administration.  However, families will need to meet with them to determine benefits.

     Local Office
     Social Security Administration
     3205 North 27th Avenue
     Bozeman, MT 59715
     406.586.4501 | 800.772.1213

Veterans Benefits

To process Veterans Benefits you will need to provide a copy of the decedent's DD-214 discharge document.

For each honorably discharged veteran, all Montana counties provide:

  1. Death benefits of up to $500
  2. Military honors
  3. An American flag
  4. A headstone if buried in a cemetery
  5. A free plot for decedent and spouse if buried in a state or national* veterans cemetery

*NOTE:  The closest state cemetery is Fort Harrison in Helena, MT.  The closest national cemetery is located in Laurel, MT

Your loved one may also be eligible for Federal VA benefits. 

     Local Office
     Veterans Affairs Division
     350 Airport Road
     Belgrade, MT 59714-8568
     406.388.4601

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"We would like to thank you for everything you have done for our family.  Dad's service was beautiful.  Your kindness and compassion helped all of us feel peace with dad's passing.  You will never know how much your services were truly appreciated-and as dad would say 'unbelievable.'  Thanks again for everything."

 
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