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Matt Kohl
August 6, 1976 ~
April 13, 2019
Date of Service: April 20, 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 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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"We would like to take this time to thank everyone at Dokken-Nelson for their professionalism and kindness in our time of need.  You are truly a spectacular group of people.  Thank you again."

~ John C. & Family
 
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