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


Eugene Thomas Brodeur
September 14, 1938 ~
January 13, 2019
Date of Service: March 01, 2019


Tim Stiller
February 18, 1960 ~
February 20, 2019


Grace Robinson
September 29, 1923 ~
February 19, 2019


William Bridger
September 6, 1934 ~
February 19, 2019


Ryan Naffziger
May 4, 1984 ~
February 16, 2019


Alice Sarrazin
September 26, 1922 ~
February 13, 2019


Anne Dykema
November 26, 1934 ~
February 09, 2019


William Johnson
March 10, 1928 ~
February 08, 2019


 

Understanding Green Burial

GBC LogoDokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the  Green Burial Council (GBC); 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 visSunset Hillsitation, 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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"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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