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Services & Obituaries
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Seth "Bud" N. Chesley
January 8, 1930 ~
December 07, 2019
Date of Service: December 14, 2019


Raegan Fassbinder
December 29, 1971 ~
December 11, 2019
Date of Service: December 28, 2019


Donald Wolslagel
August 21, 1934 ~
December 03, 2019


Paul Creager
March 18, 1944 ~
December 02, 2019


George Mellinger
February 17, 1938 ~
November 29, 2019


Robert Foreman
June 26, 1929 ~
November 28, 2019


Diane Yvonne Statton
September 28, 1951 ~
November 28, 2019


Allan Allsop
February 13, 1936 ~
November 24, 2019


Elisabeth King
March 8, 1928 ~
November 21, 2019


 

Understanding Green Burial

Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory is the only funeral home in the state of Montana that is certified by the Green Burial Council (GBC); GBC is a nonprofit organization working to encourage environmental sustainability in the field of funeral service. Dokken-Nelson received its certification, along with a Three Leaf rating—the highest available from the GBC.

When green burial is selected, all aspects of burial remain as “natural” as possible—including non-formaldehyde-based care and cleansing products, natural fiber caskets and shrouds, and no vault to facilitate a quicker return to the elements. Green burial limits the environmental impact by using products made of renewable resources.

Green burial funeral service options are similar to a traditional funeral service. The primary difference is the selection of fluids used for sanitation and preservation. Options for a green burial service include: 

  • No visitation, no services (direct burial)

  • Private family visitation (usually no embalming required)

  • Public visitation, utilizing embalming with formaldehyde-free fluids

  • Home vigil

While there are no official “green” cemeteries in the state of Montana, the Gallatin Valley has several cemeteries that do not require the use of a vault: Sunset Hills Cemetery; Fir Ridge Cemetery (West Yellowstone); and Dry Creek Cemetery. With green burial, grave markers that don’t intrude on the landscape are typically selected—such as shrubs and trees, or an engraved flat stone native to the area. The available marker options vary by cemetery.

 

Understanding Green Burial PDF

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Family Feedback
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"All of us want to express our gratitude for the way you thought ahead of us and eased the process of planning at this hard time.  So many of the fine touches you added were just right.  You made us feel we were the only ones on your itinerary and had all the time in the world to deal with us."

~ Mary B.
 
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